Donna Brazile has resigned from CNN following the latest WikiLeaks dump that reveals she leaked debate questions to the Hillary Clinton campaign in advance of a CNN primary debate while she was a contributor for the network.
CNN issued the following statement to TheWrap on Monday: “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.”
Brazile’s resignation happened over two weeks ago, but it comes to light as the new emails further damage her reputation and CNN attempts to distant itself. Brazile provided Clinton at least one question in advance when she was a CNN contributor on the day before a CNN Democratic primary debate against Bernie Sanders.
The email, sent by Brazile to Clinton chairman John Podesta and communications chief Jennifer Palmieri, features the subject line “One of the questions directed to HRC tomorrow is from a woman with a rash.”
The body of the email said, “Her family has lead poison and she will ask what, if anything, will Hillary do as president to help the ppl of Flint.”
The email was sent on Mar. 5, the day before Clinton was asked the question during a CNN debate.
Back in July, the Democratic National Committee was hacked and Wikileaks published thousands of damaging emails that exposed the committee’s bias toward Clinton over rival Bernie Sanders. The leaked emails led to the resignation of DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who was accused of conspiring with party officials to thwart Sanders’ campaign.
Brazile is serving as the DNC chair in Wasserman Schultz’s absence.
The acting DNC head recently got into a heated conversation with Megyn Kelly when confronted by Fox News host over a different email scandal, when Brazile was caught leaking town hall questions to the Clinton Campaign.
“As a Christian woman, I understand persecution. But I will not sit here and be persecuted because your information is totally false,” Brazile said while refusing to answer Kelly’s question.
The latest batch of Podesta’s emails revealed on WikiLeaks also appears to show Brazile promising to send “a few more” questions in advance of the CNN town hall event.