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Rahm Emanuel: Brazile Claims 'Totally Irrelevant'

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Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel (Rich Hein/AP)

By    |   Tuesday, 07 November 2017 12:20 PM

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel dismissed a question about former Democratic leader Donna Brazile's claim that Hillary Clinton's campaign took control of the party before the presidential primary, saying it's "totally irrelevant."

When asked on Monday by The Intercept's Lee Fang about the fairness of the campaign's agreement with the Democratic National Committee, Emanuel said, "Lee, I love you, but this is really, totally irrelevant."

The former White House chief of staff added, "Let's focus on what we got to do to win not only in 2018 and 2020 going forward, and it ain't looking back in 2016 and thinking about some agreement everybody's done before."

Emanuel made the same claim during his remarks at a Georgetown University event looking back on President Bill Clinton's administration.

"It's just really totally irrelevant. You have a president of the United States who is championing the most regressive tax policy, undermining America's leadership around the world, undermining the country as a country of the rule of law and we're arguing about an agreement from an election that none of us wanted the result," he said, according to PJ Media.

"Nobody's happy with the results," Emanuel continued. That you can conclude from this weekend. But my view is let's focus on what we've got to do to win not only in 2018 and 2020 going forward – and it ain't about looking back on some agreement that everybody has done before."

Former Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta agreed with Emanuel, saying after the event at Georgetown University, "the agreement that [Brazile] referenced was for the general election, and the agreement makes that clear and as Rahm [Emanuel] said, given the fact that Donald Trump is president of the United States and doing what he's doing, this is a complete distraction."

He added, "on its terms, I think it was raising money for the general election. And, by the way, Bernie had an agreement too — he just didn't raise that much money for it."

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Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel dismissed a question about former Democratic leader Donna Brazile's claim that Hillary Clinton's campaign took control of the party before the presidential primary, saying it's "totally irrelevant."
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