Donna Brazile released a massive story showing what she uncovered as part of her running.
- Debbie Wasserman Schultz rather than shutting down spending between presidential races spent the party into oblivion bringing on tons of consultants and leaving the DNC 20 million in debt
- Hillary Clinton promised to save the DNC by bringing in money. But Brazil was shocked when it was all over that Hillary exited the DNC 2 million in debt
- In exchange for the money injection Hillary demanded full control over the DNC and a formal agreement was signed between the DNC CEO and the Clintons. Again, way before Clinton had the nomination she had been given full control of the parties money and say in hiring for key positions
- Hillary used high paying doners and laundered the money by having them give to state party centers then laundering it into the Hillary clinton campaign. shockingly, they took money from the “victory” fund which was for the nominee, but months before Hillary received the nomination and Bernie Sanders was still in the running
Was any of this “illegal”? No, but it was immoral as hell and completely unfair to Sanders who got the shaft as Hillary got all the money.
The tide is breaking. Hillary is such a screeching horror that they are going to throw her under the bus because she just will not go softly into the woods.
Expect much more horror as it continues to break open
When the party chooses the nominee, the custom is that the candidate’s team starts to exercise more control over the party. If the party has an incumbent candidate, as was the case with Clinton in 1996 or Obama in 2012, this kind of arrangement is seamless because the party already is under the control of the president. When you have an open contest without an incumbent and competitive primaries, the party comes under the candidate’s control only after the nominee is certain. When I was manager of Gore’s campaign in 2000, we started inserting our people into the DNC in June. This victory fund agreement, however, had been signed in August 2015, just four months after Hillary announced her candidacy and nearly a year before she officially had the nomination.
I told Bernie I had found Hillary’s Joint Fundraising Agreement. I explained that the cancer was that she had exerted this control of the party long before she became its nominee. Had I known this, I never would have accepted the interim chair position, but here we were with only weeks before the election.
Bernie took this stoically. He did not yell or express outrage. Instead he asked me what I thought Hillary’s chances were. The polls were unanimous in her winning but what, he wanted to know, was my own assessment?
I had to be frank with him. I did not trust the polls, I said. I told him I had visited states around the country and I found a lack of enthusiasm for her everywhere. I was concerned about the Obama coalition and about millennials.