Thursday, even as the media kept pretending that Trump was the problem, news broke of two major examples of Democrat corruption, and one of them was revealed by Donna Brazile, herself a major Democrat operative.
As to Donna Brazile, she has a long Democrat pedigree. Brazile worked on Al Gore’s presidential campaign in 2000, she also worked as an operative for a slew of other high profile Dems including Jesse Jackson, Walter Mondale, Dick Gephardt. And she even served as interim Democrat Party chairperson after Florida Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz had to resign because she was caught playing games with the Democrat primaries.
On top of all that, she is a reliable left-winger in the media masquerading as a “journalist. Finally, you might recall that she was caught up in the Democrat email scandal when emails proved she had leaked debate questions to Hillary Clinton so that she could be prepared to destroy Bernie Sanders in last year’s Democrat Party debates.
So, with that being said, we know that Brazile is not anything like a GOP plant. She is a real deal, left-wing Democrat operative…
…and she also just slammed Hillary Clinton, big time.
You may recall late last year when Bernie Sanders’ team insisted that the Democrat National Committee was so in the tank for Hillary that they were purposefully working as an extension of the Clinton campaign even though they were supposed to be a neutral platform for both candidates to offer themselves to the Democrat voters.
Well, in her forthcoming book, Brazile dishes some major dirt on the Democrats and their efforts to push Hillary on the nation no matter what the voters wanted. Brazile confirms that the Sanders folks were right, the Democrat Party was in Hillary’s hip pocket long before the primaries even started and they warped the process to assure her winning those primaries (which they assumed meant winning the general election until, you know “What Happened”).
When Bernie Sanders said the system was rigged, well, it appears he was right. But it wasn’t just a rigged primary that the DNC suffered.
Check out this damning excerpt on the health of the DNC as published in Politico on Thursday:
My predecessor, Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, had not been the most active chair in fundraising at a time when President Barack Obama’s neglect had left the party in significant debt…Debbie was not a good manager. She hadn’t been very interested in controlling the party—she let Clinton’s headquarters in Brooklyn do as it desired, so she didn’t have to inform the party officers how bad the situation was
The Saturday morning after the convention in July, I called Gary Gensler, the chief financial officer of Hillary’s campaign. He wasted no words. He told me the Democratic Party was broke and $2 million in debt. “What?” I screamed. “I am an officer of the party, and they’ve been telling us everything is fine and they were raising money with no problems.” That wasn’t true, he said. Officials from Hillary’s campaign had taken a look at the DNC’s books. Obama left the party $24 million in debt—$15 million in bank debt and more than $8 million owed to vendors after the 2012 campaign and had been paying that off very slowly.
Obama’s campaign was not scheduled to pay it off until 2016…If I didn’t know about this, I assumed that none of the other officers knew about it, either. That was just Debbie’s way. In my experience, she didn’t come to the officers of the DNC for advice and counsel. She seemed to make decisions on her own and let us know at the last minute what she had decided, as she had done when she told us about the hacking only minutes before the Washington Post broke the news.
That is how badly the DNC was being led under Obama and Wasserman Schultz.
But what Brazile wrote about how Hillary had rigged the Democrat primaries was even worse.
I would get to the bottom of whether Hillary Clinton’s team had rigged the nomination process, as a cache of emails stolen by Russian hackers and posted online had suggested. I’d had my suspicions from the moment I walked in the door of the DNC a month or so earlier, based on the leaked emails. But who knew if some of them might have been forged? I needed to have solid proof, and so did Bernie. So I followed the money…By September 7…I had found my proof, and it broke my heart…The [Clinton] 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. Under FEC law, an individual can contribute a maximum of $2,700 directly to a presidential campaign. But the limits are much higher for contributions to state parties and a party’s national committee.
Individuals who had maxed out their $2,700 contribution limit to the campaign could write an additional check for $353,400 to the Hillary Victory Fund—that figure represented $10,000 to each of the thirty-two states’ parties who were part of the Victory Fund agreement—$320,000—and $33,400 to the DNC. The money would be deposited in the states first, and transferred to the DNC shortly after that. Money in the battleground states usually stayed in that state, but all the other states funneled that money directly to the DNC, which quickly transferred the money to Brooklyn. “Wait,” I said. “That victory fund was supposed to be for whoever was the nominee, and the state party races. You’re telling me that Hillary has been controlling it since before she got the nomination?” Gary said the campaign had to do it or the party would collapse.
Brazile went on to say that when she informed Bernie Sanders of what she found and he supposedly “took it stoically.”
She also told Sanders that Hillary was universally hated outside the DNC. ” 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,” she wrote.
These are all damning passages. But it isn’t the only bad news about Hillary’s corruption that broke this week. There is also the news that Hillary was one of the nefarious tricksters behind the fake Trump dossier that caused so much trouble.
Hillary was confronted this week about her part in funding the dossier. As Reuters reported, the Clinton campaign paid $1 million to Fusion GPS for their “opposition research” and $168,000 of that amount went to British spy Christopher Steele, the man responsible for the pack of lies that is the aforementioned “dossier.”
On a recent episode of the little-seen and less regarded Daily Show with Trevor Noah, the two-time losing Democrat candidate for president was confronted about her part in paying for the fake dossier. Naturally, she tried her best to disseminate.
During the absurd episode, Clinton insisted that there is a “difference” between team Clinton and the DNC working together to invent the fake dossier and the supposed — and completely unproven claim — that Trump “colluded” with the Russians to affect the outcome of the 2016 election.
She went on to lie saying that the dossier didn’t even come out until after the election. She knows this is BS because every news agency in the country had the dossier and no one went with it because it was an obvious plant full of lies and disinformation.
Naturally, Hillary totally avoided the fact that the DNC has been hit with an FEC complaint over their failure to disclose the massive payments they made for the fake dossier.
Indeed, even as Hillary keeps bleating that Trump might be connected to the Russians, it is she, rather, who has those ties. Leave aside her sweetheart Uranium One deal that weakened our national security by giving away to the Russians America’s interests in uranium mining, the dossier itself that Hillary paid for was created with the assistance of Russian agents tied to the Kremlin.
So, it is Hillary who has ties to the Russians, not Donald J. Trump. Yes, there is an awful lot of collusion going on. But it wasn’t from Trump or his associates.