Editor's Picks Politics Brazile Tell-All: Hillary Controlled DNC Using Extortion, Ignored FEC Laws
The DNC seems to be sinking, and now the rats — Democrats, that is — are clawing over each other to abandon ship.
A scathing look inside the Democratic National Committee has finally revealed what most people suspected all year. Hillary Clinton “rigged” the primary election, and funneled money around to avoid federal election laws. The jaw-dropping exposé was released Thursday by the news magazine Politico, but it isn’t the work of investigative journalists. Amazingly, the stinging piece came from someone who was inside the Democrat party: Donna Brazile, the interim chairperson of the DNC during the 2016 election.
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In a tell-all article that is part of her upcoming book, Brazile burned many people on the left, including Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, Hillary Clinton and even Barack Obama. The core of the story is a bombshell: For lack of a better term, Hillary used extortion to leverage the nomination in her favor. By controlling the financial future of the entire DNC, she held them for ransom… and the price she demanded was the presidency.
“My predecessor, Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, had not been the most active chair in fundraising at a time when President Barack Obama’s neglect had left the party in significant debt,” Brazile explained, pulling no punches against her former bosses.
“As Hillary’s campaign gained momentum, she resolved the party’s [$2 million] debt and put it on a starvation diet,” Brazile continued. “It had become dependent on her campaign for survival, for which she expected to wield control of its operations.”
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“Control of its operations” is the key phrase. Like a loan shark who bails a struggling business out but demands half the revenue, Clinton channeled her inner mob boss and used money to buy control.
At the heart of that control scheme was the “victory fund,” a multi-state donation funnel that allowed the party nominee to sidestep Federal Election Commission contribution limits, and receive six-figure checks from wealthy donors. The victory fund was supposed to benefit whoever the actual DNC nominee was. Amazingly, Clinton bullied the party into funneling victory fund cash to her campaign — long before she had actually secured the nomination. “Individuals who had maxed out their $2,700 contribution limit to the campaign could write an additional check for $353,400 to the Hillary Victory Fund,” Brazile explained.
“Wait,” the DNC chair recalls saying to Gary Gensler, the chief financial officer for Hillary’s campaign. “That victory fund was supposed to be for whoever was the nominee, and the state party races. You’re telling me that Hillary has been controlling it since before she got the nomination?”
Gensler revealed to Brazile that former DNC chairperson Debbie Wasserman-Schultz had made a deal with the Hillary Clinton campaign to funnel that money early, in exchange for a Clinton-backed loan that was necessary to keep the entire DNC from going belly-up. This scheme was confirmed when emails from within the DNC were leaked during the campaign. It seems the Democrats managed money as poorly as they managed their email servers.
“Right around the time of the convention, the leaked emails revealed Hillary’s campaign was grabbing money from the state,” Brazile explained. “[T]he Politico story described this arrangement as ‘essentially … money laundering’ for the Clinton campaign.” In addition to being told about the scheme and reading about it in emails, Brazile claims that she also has the one document that represents the “smoking gun” of the entire twisted arrangement.
“I at last found the document that described it all: the Joint Fund-Raising Agreement between the DNC, the Hillary Victory Fund, and Hillary for America,” she revealed. Remember, this is the former chairperson of the Democratic National Committee who is blowing the whistle on her own party. “ The agreement—signed by Amy Dacey, the former CEO of the DNC, and Robby Mook with a copy to Marc Elias—specified that in exchange for raising money and investing in the DNC, Hillary would control the party’s finances, strategy, and all the money raised,” Brazile continued.
There are so many takeaways from this article that it’s hard to know where to start. The two most important points, however, are these: The Clintons are as corrupt and conniving as they come, and the entire Democrat Party is in such disarray that its own members are turning on each other.
America dodged a bullet during the last election, if for no other reason than avoiding the deep graft and nepotism of another Clinton in the White House. At the same time, this eye-opening article should be a reminder of just how inept Democrats are with other people’s money, and how quickly the party of “Yes We Can” and “Stronger Together” falls apart and rabidly turns on itself as a result of that incompetence.
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