Why isn’t this a bigger story? Has there ever been a proven case of debate cheating?
Why isn’t this even a bigger story?
Is there any prior report of actual cheating at a debate or town hall?
Why aren’t Bernie supporters spitting nails and vowing to take down the Clintons?
Democratic National Committee interim chairwoman and former CNN contributor Donna Brazile appears to have leaked more than one debate question to Hillary Clinton‘s campaign team during the primaries.
In an email dated March 5, 2016, Brazile sent a note to Clinton’s campaign chairman, John Podesta, and the Democratic nominee’s director of communications, Jennifer Palmieri, titled “One of the questions directed to HRC tomorrow is from a woman with a rash.”
The body of Brazile’s email read, “Her family has lead poison and she will ask what, if anything, will Hillary do as president to help the [people] of Flint.”
“Folks, I did a service project today. It’s so tragic. And what’s worse, some homes have not been tested and it’s important to encourage seniors to also get tested,” she wrote.
On March 6, during a Democratic primary debate in Flint, Mich., Clinton fielded a question from Lee-Anne Walters, one of the city’s first residents to report having issues with water contamination.
“After my family, the city of Flint and the children in D.C. were poisoned by lead, will you make a personal promise to me right now that, as president, in your first 100 days in office, you will make it a requirement that all public water systems must remove all lead service lines throughout the entire United States, and notification made to the — the citizens that have said service lines,” Walters asked Clinton.
The former secretary of state responded, “Well, I agree completely. I want to go further though. I want us to have an absolute commitment to getting rid of lead wherever it is because it’s not only in water systems, it’s also in soil, and it’s in lead paint that is found mostly in older homes. That’s why 500,000 children today have lead – lead in their bodies.”
— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) October 31, 2016
Politico reports that CNN has severed links with Brazile:
CNN says it is “completely uncomfortable” with hacked emails showing former contributor and interim DNC chair Donna Brazile sharing questions with the Clinton campaign before a debate and a town hall during the Democratic primary, and has accepted her resignation.
Hacked emails posted by WikiLeaks show Brazile, whose CNN contract was suspended when she became interim DNC chair over the summer, sharing with the Clinton campaign a question that would be posed to Hillary Clinton before the March CNN Democratic debate in Flint, and sharing with the campaign a possible question prior to a CNN town hall also in March.
Apparently Brazile was out after the first breach of trust, it was just announced now.DONATE
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