We wonder what Bernie Sanders is thinking right about now. This is a really bad look for Democrats and her former employer, CNN.
Donna Brazile, the then-CNN contributor who is now the interim head of the DNC, apparently warned Hillary Clinton staffers about the details of another debate question during the Democratic primary, according to a hacked email published Monday by WikiLeaks.
In an email dated March 5, 2016 — the day before a CNN debate in Flint, Mich. — Brazile sent Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta and communications director Jennifer Palmieri an email with the subject line, “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 ppl of Flint,” she wrote.
Brazile was also DNC vice chair at the time.The email was stolen in the hack of Podesta’s personal email account. The emails, which have been made public in batches by WikiLeaks, have been largely unconfirmed and are believed to have been stolen by Russian intelligence.
No one question precisely correlates with Brazile’s warning, but several questions in the debate did address the host city of the debate, roiled by a drinking water crisis.
One woman, Lee-Anne Walters, is described by moderator Anderson Cooper as having two children with health problems.
“After my family, the city of Flint and the children in D.C. were poisoned by lead, will you make a personal promise to me right now that, as president, in your first 100 days in office, you will make it a requirement that all public water systems must remove all lead service lines throughout the entire United States, and notification made to the — the citizens that have said service lines?” Walters asked.
The question went to both Clinton and rival Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.).
Brazile has faced scrutiny for another email in the leaks that suggested she had provided debate questions to Clinton in advance of a March 13 town hall event hosted by Roland Martin and Jake Tapper, also host of CNN’s “State of the Union” and “The Lead.”
“From time to time I get the questions in advance,” she allegedly wrote Palmieri on March 12.
Both Brazile and CNN have fiercely denied that Clinton was given any advance notice of questions.
Quite obvious they were lying the and now.