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Donna Brazile Says DNC ‘Rigged’ Primary for Hillary Clinton and Twitterverse Erupts

Democratic consultant writes bombshell report for Politico confirming Bernie Sanders’ supporters’ deepest suspicions

Longtime Democratic operative Donna Brazile dropped a bomb Thursday morning, writing in Politico that she had found “proof” that the Democratic National Committee “rigged the nomination process” in favor of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton

Brazile describes a fundraising agreement that was made in August 2015 — long before the first primaries were held — in which the Hillary Victory Fund and Hillary for America would help pay off the DNC’s outstanding debt. In exchange, the Clinton campaign would oversee the “party’s finances, strategy, and all the money raised.”

According to Brazile, a bankrupt DNC allowed itself to be totally controlled by the Clinton campaign in exchange for funding, and formalized the agreement in writing.

According to Brazile:

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. Her campaign had the right of refusal of who would be the party communications director, and it would make final decisions on all the other staff. The DNC also was required to consult with the campaign about all other staffing, budgeting, data, analytics, and mailings.

“When you have an open contest without an incumbent and competitive primaries, the party comes under the candidate’s control only after the nominee is certain,” Brazile added. “This victory fund agreement, however, had been signed in August 2015, just four months after Hillary announced her candidacy and nearly a year before she officially had the nomination.”

The news supports longstanding claims by supporters of Clinton’s primary rival, Sen. Bernie Sanders, that the DNC and former chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz helped fix the contest in favor of Hillary Clinton during the bitter 2016 contest between the two candidates.

On Twitter, critics of Hillary Clinton on both sides of the political spectrum were out in force.