Following an email leak from the DNC many emails indicated that Debbie Wasserman Schultz was vehemently anti-Bernie. Sanders called for the resignation of Schultz, who has now resigned. But, within hours Clinton hired her to be chair of her 50 States Campaign. Clinton, in conjunction with Obama released statements that Schultz was praise worthy, ignoring the dubious emails that have been released showing Schultz as head of the DNC was influencing the media with her position.
Via Salon: One email mentions an “agreement” the DNC made a Politico reporter.
Journalist Kenneth Vogel was investigating potential corruption in Clinton’s fundraising practices. Clinton claimed to raise money to help state Democratic committees, but Vogel revealed that they got just 1 percent of the $60 million raised.
On April 30, a few days before publishing, Vogel sent DNC Press Secretary Mark Paustenbach a draft of his article in an email titled “per agreement … any thoughts appreciated.”
Following Schultz resignation the Clinton campaign released the following statement, then hiring her as a top dog on her campaign:
“There’s simply no one better at taking the fight to the Republicans than Debbie–which is why I am glad that she has agreed to serve as honorary chair of my campaign’s 50-state program to gain ground and elect Democrats in every part of the country, and will continue to serve as a surrogate for my campaign nationally, in Florida, and in other key states.”
Here’s what the Sanders Campaign Released:
“Debbie Wasserman Schultz has made the right decision for the future of the Democratic Party. While she deserves thanks for her years of service, the party now needs new leadership that will open the doors of the party and welcome in working people and young people. The party leadership must also always remain impartial in the presidential nominating process, something which did not occur in the 2016 race.”