DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz resigned on Sunday after very embarrassing emails were leaked to the public by Wikileaks, which confirmed that Schultz was conspiring to rig the democratic primary elections in Hillary Clinton’s favor.
This should come as no surprise to anyone. Hillary’s run for the White House has always been more about a coronation than an election.
We have the smoking gun, thanks to Wikileaks, to confirm what everyone on the planet already knew. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, and the DNC, is in damage control mode….hoping to extinguish a growing rebellion by Bernie Sanders supporters just days before the convention to nominate Hillary Clinton for US President.
JUST IN: Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz will step down after the upcoming DNC pic.twitter.com/XGyIrUVOPA
— CBS Evening News (@CBSEveningNews) July 24, 2016
UPDATE: DNC Vice Chair Donna Brazile will serve as Interim Chair through the election after Debbie Wasserman Schultz steps down
— CBS Evening News (@CBSEveningNews) July 24, 2016
Here is DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s full statement:
“Going forward, the best way for me to accomplish those goals is to step down as Party Chair at the end of this convention. As Party Chair, this week I will open and close the Convention and I will address our delegates about the stakes involved in this election not only for Democrats, but for all Americans. We have planned a great and unified Convention this week and I hope and expect that the DNC team that has worked so hard to get us to this point will have the strong support of all Democrats in making sure this is the best convention we have ever had.
“I’ve been proud to serve as the first woman nominated by a sitting president as Chair of the Democratic National Committee and I am confident that the strong team in place will lead our party effectively through this election to elect Hillary Clinton as our 45th president.”
A cache of 19,000 Democratic National Committee emails were leaked on Friday. The documents confirmed Bernie Sanders’ frequent complaint that the Democratic party was squarely behind Clinton throughout the primary elections.
The four-day Democratic convention will open on Monday. In some good news for Clinton, The New York Times reported that businessman and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg will endorse her in a prime-time speech on Monday, saying she will be the best choice for moderate voters in 2016.
The cache of emails leaked on Friday by the WikiLeaks website disclosed that DNC officials explored ways to undermine Sanders’ insurgent presidential campaign, including raising questions about whether Sanders, who is Jewish, was really an atheist.
Sanders said Wasserman Schultz, a U.S. representative from Florida, had made the right decision for the future of the Democratic Party. “The party leadership must also always remain impartial in the presidential nominating process, something which did not occur in the 2016 race,” he said.
Unfortunately instead of admitting their lies and deceit, the Democratic party and Clinton campaign has opted to scapegoat who else but Vladimir Putin and Russia.
Of course, when in doubt just blame Russia and hope that the peasants will buy it. How stupid do Democrats and liberals believe their constituents are? Let’s allow Clinton campaign chairman Robby Mook answer that question…
The Clinton camp questioned whether Russians may have had a hand in the hack attack on the party’s emails and were interested in helping Trump, who has exchanged words of praise with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
“What’s disturbing to us is that experts are telling us that Russian state actors broke into the DNC, stole these emails and other experts are now saying that Russians are releasing these emails for the purpose of helping Donald Trump,” Clinton campaign chairman Robby Mook said on CNN’s “State of the Union.”
Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort said the Clinton camp was trying to distract from its party discord ahead of the convention.
“What’s in those emails show that it was a clearly rigged system, that Bernie Sanders … never had a chance,” Manafort said on ABC.
Sanders was not buying the “dog ate my homework” excuse from the DNC and Clinton campaign (via Reuters)…
“I’m not shocked but I’m disappointed,” Sanders said of the emails earlier on Sunday on ABC’s “This Week.”
The emails showed DNC officials pondering various ways to undercut Sanders. Brad Marshall, the DNC’s chief financial officer, apologized on Facebook on Saturday for an email in which he discussed how some voters in upcoming nominating contests in Kentucky and West Virginia would reject an atheist.
“He had skated on saying he has a Jewish heritage,” Marshall wrote in a May 5 email to three top DNC officials. No names were mentioned, but Sanders was the only Jewish candidate.
“I think I read he is an atheist. This could make several points difference with my peeps. My Southern Baptist peeps would draw a big difference between a Jew and an atheist.”
Clinton told CBS’s “60 Minutes” in an interview that aired on Sunday that she had not read any of the emails but it was “wrong and unacceptable” to bring religion into the political process.
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