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The Democratic Party has taken quite a few devastating blows in the past year.
An email hack, the contents of which were made public just before the 2016 Democratic National Convention, revealed an organized effort to rig the primary for former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and forced the resignation of DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz.
Then, Donna Brazile, who replaced Wasserman Schultz as interim chairwoman, was cut from her position as a CNN contributor when another email dump revealed she had leaked questions to Clinton prior to a televised debate.
Clinton went on to lose the election, and the divisions just kept coming. The DNC elected former Labor Secretary Tom Perez as chairman in February, and despite his best efforts to reunify the party, things don't appear to be getting any better.
Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the former head of the Democratic National Committee, did not tell the DNC’s own officers about a breach on its servers for more than a month after learning about it, according to then-DNC officer Donna Brazile.
Wasserman Schultz alerted the officers of the breach only when The Washington Post was about to make the revelations public, Brazile writes in an excerpt of the book Politico ran Thursday. The DNC instead enlisted the law firm of Perkins Coie to make major decisions, including how to handle the breach of its servers that led to an embarrassing email dump.
According to The Washington Post, the DNC received a tip regarding the hack in late April — months before Wasserman Schultz told anyone else within the party what had happened.
The DNC then enlisted a law firm to help handle the breach and the ensuing fallout. That law firm, Perkins Coie, was the same firm that used DNC money to fund the infamous Trump-Russia dossier — the one Wasserman Schultz claimed to have no knowledge of just last week.