Democratic Committee Chair Donna Brazile has officially resigned from her position as a CNN contributor in light of recent email hacks that revealed she tipped off the Clinton campaign about potential debate questions.
Although CNN officially cut ties with the prominent political analyst on October 14 following the initial release of Clinton campaign emails hacked by Wikileaks, news of her departure from the network was not publicized until additional email exchanges that included similar discussions were discovered. The early October email hacks showed Brazile had sent debate questions to Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta.
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The network acknowledged Brazile’s actions in a statement on Monday. “CNN never gave Brazile access to any questions, prep material, attendee list, background information or meetings in advance of a town hall or debate,” CNN spokesperson Lauren Pratapas said. “We are completely uncomfortable with what we have learned about her interactions with the Clinton campaign while she was a CNN contributor.
While cause for concern in the eyes of some, these latest developments in the Clinton camp seem to pale in comparison to the Trump campaign’s recent admission of targeting people of color and women with aggressive voter suppression efforts.