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Brazile Appears to Walk Back Claims of Clinton Control of DNC

Brazile Appears to Walk Back Claims of Clinton Control of DNC

Donna Brazile (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

Friday, 03 November 2017 08:03 PM

Former Democratic National Committee interim chairwoman Donna Brazile appeared to walk back her own report that the control by Hillary Clinton's campaign of the DNC compromised the fairness of the presidential nomination process.

In a tweet Friday, Brazile said she never said the presidential primary was rigged in favor of Clinton.

The Washington Free Beacon reported that an excerpt from Brazile's new book illustrated the ways the Clinton campaign exercised control over the DNC before and during the primary, which Clinton won over Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt.

Brazile writes she had resolved to "get to the bottom of whether Hillary Clinton's team had rigged the nomination process," and that she eventually found evidence they had.

"By September 7, the day I called Bernie, I had found my proof and it broke my heart," Brazile writes, the Free Beacon reported.

"If the fight had been fair, one campaign would not have control of the party before the voters had decided which one they wanted to lead," Brazile writes. "This was not a criminal act, but as I saw it, it compromised the party's integrity."

Brazile also writes that the Hillary Victory Fund, the Clinton campaign's joint fundraising vehicle with the DNC, was under Clinton's control before she was nominated, the Free Beacon reported.

President Donald Trump seized on the book excerpts as evidence Clinton was "crooked" and that the nomination process was rigged — an assertion even Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., agreed with.

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Former Democratic National Committee interim chairwoman Donna Brazile appeared to walk back her own report that the control by Hillary Clinton's campaign of the DNC compromised the fairness of the presidential nomination process.In a tweet Friday, Brazile said she never...
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