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Former DNC Chairwoman admits to giving Clinton town hall questions in advance

(CitizensOutpost) According to a Time magazine essay, Donna Brazile, the former DNC interim chairwoman, admitted to submitting in advance the town hall topics for debate between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.):

“My job was to make all our Democratic candidates look good, and I worked closely with both campaigns to make that happen,” she wrote. “But sending those emails was a mistake I will forever regret.”

Emails dated March 12, 2016 from Bazile to communications director Jennifer Palmieri were intercepted by WikiLeaks back in October which showed Brazile commenting on certain town hall questions that she wanted to bring to Clinton’s attention:

“Here’s one that worries me about HRC,” wrote Brazile in the email, using Clinton’s initials.
Palmieri wrote back: “Yes, it is one she gets asked about. Not everyone likes her answer but can share it.”
At the town hall the next day, an audience member asked Clinton about the death penalty.

Other email evidence shows communications before a March 6 debate in which Brazile tells the Clinton campaign that there would be questions about the Flint, Michigan contaminated water issue:

“One of the questions directed to HRC tomorrow is from a woman with a rash,” Brazile wrote to Podesta and Palmieri on March 6. “Her family has lead poison and she will ask what, if anything, will Hillary do as president to help the ppl of Flint.”

It is unclear whether the questions were passed along by a current member of CNN, but Brazile used to be a correspondent on the network and it is very probable that she would have connections there, although she has denied receiving the questions from anyone at CNN.

Source: Brazile: Sending Clinton town hall topics ‘mistake I will forever regret’ – The Hill

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