In mid-October prior to the 2016 election, Donald Trump and his surrogates amplified their argument that the election was “rigged.”
In it, she writes that it “broke her heart” when she discovered evidence that Hillary’s campaign had fixed the Democratic nomination system in her favor.
According to The Hill, in an excerpt from the book that was provided to Politico, Brazile explains how she was tasked with investigating the DNC after hacked emails suggested the Clinton campaign fixed the nomination.
“By September 7, the day I called Bernie, I had found my proof and it broke my heart,” Brazile wrote, referring to Clinton’s main opponent, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.).
Brazile described an agreement between the Clinton campaign, the DNC and Clinton’s joint fundraising committee that said the campaign would “control the party’s finances, strategy, and all the money raised.” The arrangement was made to financially help the party, which was in significant debt following the 2012 reelection campaign of former President Barack Obama, she added.
“The campaign had the DNC on life support, giving it money every month to meet its basic expenses, while the campaign was using the party as a fund-raising clearing house,” Brazile wrote.
Brazile noted that the agreement was signed in August of 2015, effectively giving Clinton control of the party almost one year before she secured the nomination.
“The funding arrangement … was not illegal, but it sure looked unethical,” Brazile wrote.
“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.”
Brazile should know – she helped with the rigging, after all. She replaced Debbie Wasserman Schultz as chairwoman of the DNC after Schultz had to step down among ethics concerns after a WikiLeaks release showed her referring to Sanders campaign manager Jeff Weaver as “damn liar” and an “ASS” and said the senator has “never been a member of the Democratic Party and has no understanding of what we do.”
Brazile herself lost her job as a contributor at CNN for ethics reasons as well – as she was caught leaking debate questions to Hillary ahead of a debate with Bernie she had on their network.
And it was pretty obvious that the Party’s insiders favored Hillary. She benefited massively from superdelegates, which don’t exist in the RNC’s nomination process.
At least the Russians didn’t do the rigging, I guess?