More than 100 Bernie Sanders donors have sued DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz, alleging that she was favorably disposed to Democratic presumptive nominee Hillary Clinton from the very beginning of her presidential campaign, according to multiple reports emerging in the media.
The suit claims that the Democratic National Committee, in collusion with Schultz, “knowingly made false statements and omissions” that undermined the Democratic primary process and handed an unfair advantage to Clinton in the race against Vermont senator Bernie Sanders.
This piece of news comes quick on the heels of the damning revelations made in the emails that were allegedly hacked from DNC’s server by Romanian hacker Guccifer 2.0, some of which showed that the DNC had, since May, 2015, been planning strategies to help Hillary Clinton defeat Donald Trump in the general election.
— M Fresh (@ntrsfrml) June 30, 2016
Bernie Sanders supporters have been increasingly vocal about the perceived lack of impartiality from Schultz, who, they allege, has been instrumental in calibrating a primary process which has failed to give the Vermont senator a level playing ground against the former Secretary of State.
As the Inquisitr reported last month, accusations against Debbie Wasserman Schultz range from her setting up debates between Clinton and Sanders on weekends allegedly to keep the Democratic front-runner insulated, blocking Sanders’ campaign from accessing the Democratic Party voter database in December, and in Bernie Sanders’ campaign manager Jeff Weaver’s words, “throwing shade” at the Vermont senator’s campaign since he announced his candidacy last year.
Moreover, the recent hacked emails show that the DNC had been grossly inconsiderate in its treatment of potential Democratic rivals, including Bernie Sanders, by almost assuming that Hillary Clinton was going to be the eventual Democratic nominee even as far back as May, 2015.
In Guccifer’s own words, the DNC had “collected all info about the attacks on Hillary Clinton and prepared the ways of her defense, memos, etc., including the most sensitive issues like email hacks,” thus giving an unfair advantage to Clinton.
It is something that Bernie Sanders donors, who have filed a class action lawsuit against the DNC and Debbie Wasserman Schultz, note in the brief, reports the Daily Caller.
“The truth of the DNC’s deception started to come to public light this month after a hacker known as Guccifer 2.0 released an alleged internal DNC document from 2015 that stated the DNC’s goals in the coming months will be to frame the Republican field and the eventual nominee early and to provide a contrast between the GOP field and [Hillary Clinton].
“Despite there being every indication that the 2016 Democratic primary would be contested by multiple candidates, including Sanders, the DNC Memo makes no mention of any Democratic candidate except Clinton, and builds the DNC’s election strategy on the assumption that Clinton will be the nominee, with no doubts attached.”
— Matthew Battle (@librab103) June 17, 2016
Even as Bernie Sanders appears set to take his fight to the Democratic National Convention — at least at the level of policies — it is quite clear that a large section of Democratic voters feel let down by the DNC and its chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz.
While so far that frustration only seemed to channel itself in verbal and written allegations, this is probably the first time that the DNC, and Schultz, might have to face legal consequences for their actions.
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