WATCH: CNN’s Donna Brazile Defends Helping Clinton Cheat
Former interim Democrat National Committee head and CNN contributor Donna Brazile admitted on national television this week that she purposefully used her position at the cable network last year to undermine the Democrat primary debates between former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders.
As reported by ABC News, last October WikiLeaks published emails from the account of Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta. Included in the release was one email that showed Brazile passing along questions to Clinton’s staff in advance of a primary debate.
Brazile has since reportedly claimed what she did was “a mistake I will forever regret,” but judging by what she told host Trevor Noah during an appearance this week on “The Daily Show,” she didn’t really mean it.
“I’m an operative, I’m a strategist, and part of what my role was, in addition to being a political pundit, was to help advance the cause of justice and equality,” she proudly conceded.
“Now, the Wikileaks version is the Russian version,” she continuing, referencing WikiLeaks’ email release. “My own version is that, had you saw my emails to Bernie, you would have known that I was communicating with Bernie just as much as I was communicating with Hillary (and Maryland Gov.) Martin O’Malley. Because that’s what you do.”
So her excuse for interfering in the Democrat primary debates by sending Clinton a question in advance was that she also sent questions to other candidates. Of course, the latter “fact” is just a claim, as she has yet to offer any proof of this. (And then there’s the fact that in October, she was adamantly denying what she’s now confessing.)
You can hear her admission here:
But sadly for her reputation (and that of CNN, which suffered a tremendous loss in credibility, despite its decision to fire Brazile after the WikiLeaks emails were published), the former interim DNC head was not yet quite done blurting out outrageous things.
“The truth is politics is a hard-fought game, and when you’re in the battle of fighting to make sure that you have inclusion, to make sure you have diversity, to make sure you have the kind of not just communication but the kind of conversation with voters, you want to make sure that those questions, those topics, that is out there,” she said.
So for the purposes of so-called “inclusion” and “diversity,” it’s OK to prejudice a debate by giving away the questions in advance?
Sounds like liberal logic to me.