Pathological lying must be a contagious disease over at Hillary Clinton’s campaign headquarters.
Earlier this month, CNN contributor and acting chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, Donna Brazile was dragged into the Wikileaks fray, with leaked emails showing she had given the Clinton camp advance notice of debate questions.
When confronted by Fox News’ Megyn Kelly, Brazile denied everything complaining that accusations that she had received debate questions from CNN amounted to a “persecution.”
“I did not receive any questions from CNN,” she insisted.
The latest revelations say otherwise, and she was fired as a result.
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.
In a statement, CNN spokeswoman Lauren Pratapas said that on Oct. 14, the network accepted Brazile’s resignation.
“On October 14th, CNN accepted Donna Brazile’s resignation as a CNN contributor. (Her deal had previously been suspended in July when she became the interim head of the DNC.) CNN never gave Brazile access to any questions, prep material, attendee list, background information or meetings in advance of a town hall or debate. We are completely uncomfortable with what we have learned about her interactions with the Clinton campaign while she was a CNN contributor,” Pratapas said.
While CNN is saying she quietly resigned after the first leak, it seems awfully coincidental that Brazile sent out this tweet on the same day the network said they were “completely uncomfortable” with her.
Thank you @CNN. Honored to be a Democratic Strategist and commentator on the network. Godspeed to all my former colleagues.
— Donna Brazile (@donnabrazile) October 31, 2016
The exchange with Megyn Kelly in which she complained about a “persecution” actually came after her alleged resignation. Not only was she lying, but she was crying about unfair treatment over the lie!
CNN should be slightly more than “uncomfortable” with Brazile’s actions. They should be enraged that she would compromise their own debate and alienate an entire segment of their audience in the Bernie supporters.
Strange behavior in hindsight.
Cross-posted at the Political Insider