It appears that Democratic analyst Donna Brazile has admitted to sending town hall debate topics to Hillary Clinton‘s presidential campaign while she worked for CNN, calling it "a mistake I will forever regret."
In October, WikiLeaks published emails purportedly stolen from Clinton campaign chief John Podesta, which included messages from Brazile to Clinton’s campaign containing information on what would be asked during two town hall debates between Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders.
For months, Brazile, who was the DNC interim chairwoman this summer, has avoided confirming that hacked emails from the campaign showed her forwarding the questions.
In a new piece for Time, however, Brazile wrote that she was remorseful.
Donna Brazile: "Russian DNC narrative played out exactly as they hoped" https://t.co/cJH5LxHtNd
— TIME (@TIME) March 17, 2017
In October, a subsequent release of emails revealed that among the many things I did in my role as a Democratic operative and D.N.C. Vice Chair prior to assuming the interim D.N.C. Chair position was to share potential town hall topics with the Clinton campaign. I had been working behind the scenes to add more town hall events and debates to the primary calendar, and I helped ensure those events included diverse moderators and addressed topics vital to minority communities. My job was to make all our Democratic candidates look good, and I worked closely with both campaigns to make that happen. But sending those emails was a mistake I will forever regret.
Despite the apparent admission, Brazile insisted that she was not "in the tank for Secretary Clinton."
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