Former Democratic National Committee interim chairperson Donna Brazile suggests that Hillary Clinton’s team held sway over the DNC last year even before she won the primary elections against her biggest Democratic rival, Bernie Sanders, reports Breitbart.
In excerpts released from her upcoming book, Brazile suggests that Hillary’s 2016 presidential campaign and the DNC had signed an unethical deal to keep the party stable financially.
Sanders’ campaign had also signed a joint financing deal with the committee.
In segments from Brazile’s “Hacks: The Inside Story of the Break-ins and Breakdowns that Put Donald Trump in the White House,” released by Politico, she suggests the DNC strongly inclined toward Hillary since her campaign was mostly responsible for keeping the party on a stable financial ground early in the election.
The agreement—signed by Amy Dacey, the former CEO of the DNC, and Robby Mook with a copy to Marc Elias—specified that in exchange for raising money and investing in the DNC, Hillary would control the party’s finances, strategy, and all the money raised. Her campaign had the right of refusal of who would be the party communications director, and it would make final decisions on all the other staff. The DNC also was required to consult with the campaign about all other staffing, budgeting, data, analytics, and mailings.
Below is an excerpt of how Brazile depicts the ethics of the deal:
The funding arrangement with HFA and the victory fund agreement was not illegal, but it sure looked unethical. If the fight had been fair, one campaign would not have control of the party before the voters had decided which one they wanted to lead. This was not a criminal act, but as I saw it, it compromised the party’s integrity.
Se said the deal “was not illegal, but it sure looked unethical.” That speaks volumes considering it comes from a woman who was a zealous devotee of Hillary’s during last year’s election.
Donna learned of the deal between the DNC, the Hillary Victory Fund, and Hillary for America, signed in August 2015, several months before Hillary officially announced her bid for the presidency.
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