Donna Brazile has “severed ties” with CNN, which comes amid news that Donna may have provided Hillary Clinton with debate questions in advance. Brazile, as reported by Politico, resigned her position as a CNN contributor — but with new emails exposed in the hacking of John Podesta’s emails that shows Brazile’s email trail, one wonders if that so-called resignation of Donna’s was really a firing from CNN.
“On October 14th, CNN accepted Donna Brazile’s resignation as a CNN contributor.”
On Twitter, Donna thanked CNN, as seen in the below tweet from Brazile’s official Twitter account. Donna also wished her former CNN coworkers Godspeed. Brazile’s departure from CNN initially came amid scrutiny and controversial revelations via hacked DNC emails.
As reported by The Hill, Brazile’s email warning to Hillary was exposed in an email dated March 5, 2016.
The contents of that hacked email expose the fact that Brazile, who was a CNN contributor — and currently works as the chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee or DNC — warned Clinton’s camp about an upcoming question that Hillary would face the next day during a CNN debate in Flint, Michigan.
In the wake of the controversy, Donna directed her social media followers to her previous statement about the topic — however, Brazile’s Twitter account is gaining plenty of comments deriding Brazile for giving Hillary questions in advance. Some of those comments are asking Donna when she will resign as chairwoman of the DNC, now that CNN has severed ties with Brazile.
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“As a longtime political activist with deep ties to our party, I supported all of our candidates for president. I often shared my thoughts with each and every campaign, and any suggestions that indicate otherwise are simply untrue. As it pertains to the CNN Debates, I never had access to questions and would never have shared them with the candidates if I did.”
That previous statement from Brazile, given to the media on October 11, claimed Brazile never had the debate questions in advance and would not share them with Hillary if Donna did have them in advance. However, the Wikileaks email readers are calling foul on such a statement.
The main email in question involves one that Brazile sent to Podesta and Jennifer Palmieri — an email that plainly spelled out a question that Clinton would face the next day during the debate.
“One of the questions directed to HRC tomorrow is from a woman with a rash. Her family has lead poison and she will ask what, if anything, will Hillary do as president to help the [people] of Flint.”
Brazile’s email is just one of many emails that have made their way to the public via WikiLeaks, which might have been a result of Russian hacking.
During that debate, there isn’t evidence that a woman with a rash specifically asked the above question. However, there were questions that pertained to Flint’s water crisis. A woman did ask about her and her family and others being poisoned by drinking lead-contaminated water — along with the people of both Flint and D.C.
That question was posed to Senator Bernie Sanders and Clinton, with the woman wondering if the candidates would promise all unsafe lead contamination would be removed from public water systems.
It isn’t the first time that Brazile was accused of giving Clinton debate questions ahead of time. However, Donna and Hillary vehemently denied getting or giving debate questions in advance. CNN also asserted that they did not give Brazile questions in advance.
As seen in the top photo above, Brazile spoke on the second day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, on Tuesday, July 26.
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