Donna Brazile, the former DNC chairwoman and CNN commentator who was one of the high-profile liberal casualties of the WikiLeaks revelations that rocked the Democratic party, has finally admitted to transmitting debate questions to Hillary Clintonâ€™s campaign ahead of last yearâ€™s primary debate against Bernie Sanders.
In a recent Time magazine column, Brazile attempted to tell her side of the story.
â€ś[I]n October, a subsequent release of emails revealed that among the many things I did in my role as a Democratic operative and D.N.C. Vice Chair prior to assuming the interim D.N.C. Chair position was to share potential town hall topics with the Clinton campaign,â€ť she wrote.
â€śMy job was to make all our Democratic candidates look good, and I worked closely with both campaigns to make that happen,â€ť she continued. â€śBut sending those emails was a mistake I will forever regret.
Several analysts have noted that Brazile appears to be mincing words in her confession: in admitting to sharing town hall â€śtopicsâ€ť â€“ which are known in advance to everyone, more or less â€“ she actually forwarded verbatim debate questions to the Clinton campaign.
Predictably, Brazile pivoted to blaming Russia just after expressing shame for the unethical emails, claiming that it was â€śthe Russiansâ€ť that â€śmade it look like I was in the tank for Secretary Clinton.â€ť
â€ś[T]he media narrative played out just as the Russians had hoped, leaving Sanders supporters understandably angry and sowing divisions in our ranks,â€ť Brazile claimed. Considering that Russian intervention into the U.S. elections is still an unproven allegation, you could probably replace â€śRussiaâ€ť with â€śthe bogeymanâ€ť in Brazilâ€™s article without too much of an issue.
Disgraced, Brazile was forced to resign from her CNN post in October, with network personality Brian Stelter stating that she had â€śembarrassed all of CNNâ€ť by colluding with the Clinton campaign.