Former DNC Chair Donna Brazile recently released an article on Politico — an excerpt of her new book. The information she revealed is going to change the Democratic National Committee forever.
In the piece, Bazile writes about how failed presidential candidate Donna Brazile discovered deep-seated corruption all throughout the DNC. Most importantly, she covered the fact that Obama left the DNC in over their heads with 24 million dollars of debt. According to Politico, there was a total of $15 million in bank debt, and over $8 million owed to various vendors after the 2012 election. This opened the door for more corruption than anyone could have ever guessed.
Brazile spoke about how her predecessor, Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, was not very active as the campaign chair. She would often make bold decisions and not let anyone know about them until it was too late, much like she did with the debt Obama left with the DNC.
As a result of the debt — and perhaps a deal that has not yet been revealed, Schultz gave full control to the Clinton headquarters. Hillary Clinton took control of the DNC before she even won the nomination.
In this effect, she paid off the debt in exchange for full control. Then, she put the DNC on an allowance.
Brazile assumed that no one else in the party knew about this decision.
The former DNC chair went on to describe the conversation that she had with Gary Gensler, the chief financial officer of Hillary’s campaign. He confirmed Brazile’s worst suspicions.
Gensler then went on to describe shocking events in detail. The election was rigged against her opponent, Bernie Sanders, before he even announced his intention to run. In other words, his campaign was certainly doomed from the start, and had little to no chance of actually succeeding.
Clinton, in fact, kept the DNC on life support with her allowance. She gave then just enough for their expenses and injected it right back into her campaign.
This also allowed donors to bypass laws preventing them from donating over $2,700 to the Clinton campaign. All they had to do was direct the funds to any of the other outlets associated with the DNC –and the money would go through Clinton’s headquarters.
In this sense, Clinton treated the DNC like a bank account. Obama seemingly set the party up for failure, perhaps for Clinton. Then, Clinton swooped in to “save the day,” hoping to extract or favorably direct any extra funds that came to the DNC.
“That victory fund was supposed to be for whoever was the nominee, and the state party races. You’re telling me that Hillary has been controlling it since before she got the nomination?” Brazile asked.
Gensler explained that it “had” to be done, or else the Democrats would collapse in on themselves. It would appear that the game was rigged from the start. It all began when Former President Obama milked the DNC dry. Sanders and his supporters claimed the game was rigged, and based on Brazile’s account — they were not wrong.