CNN's ties to Donna Brazile have been officially severed after she was caught sneaking presidential candidate Hillary Clinton another question in advance of a town hall event with then-primary opponent Bernie Sanders.
Brazile, who previously had been a regular CNN contributor until she took over as acting head of the Democratic National Committee, was outed yet again via a WikiLeaks email dump. WikiLeaks has been doing a slow-motion roll out of hacked emails by Mrs. Clinton's campaign chair John Podesta.
In this latest instance, Brazile gave the Clinton campaign a heads up on the question that a Flint, Michigan, woman was going to ask about lead in the water.
As Independent Journal Review previously reported, Brazile was temporarily suspended from CNN when she became the DNC chair last July.
Politico reports that CNN issued a statement saying the break-up was made permanent beginning on October 14th when the network accepted her resignation:
“On October 14th, CNN accepted Donna Brazile’s resignation as a CNN contributor. (Her deal had previously been suspended in July when she became the interim head of the DNC.) CNN never gave Brazile access to any questions, prep material, attendee list, background information or meetings in advance of a town hall or debate. We are completely uncomfortable with what we have learned about her interactions with the Clinton campaign while she was a CNN contributor.”
However, the ousting was just made public.
Mediaite reports that Brazile was never provided the debate questions, but rather was “spott[ed] chatting with the woman at an earlier event in which CNN personalities provided Flint residents with free water.”
Somehow, that woman was later used in the debate to ask a question about Flint water.
Brazile acknowledge the severed ties on Twitter:
She became the head of the DNC after its previous chair, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, was forced to resign when a similar WikiLeaks dump revealed she was helping the Clinton campaign.