According to independent analysis from tech bloggers Errata Security, the email that shows DNC official Donna Brazile providing a debate question to the Clinton campaign in March is undoctored and genuine. Their conclusion proves that Brazile not only put her hand on the scale in the Democratic primaries but that she lied straight to Megyn Kelly’s face when questioned about it last week.
The email itself was released by WikiLeaks earlier this month. Dated 3/12/2016, it shows an exchange between then-DNC Vice Chair Brazile and Clinton communications director Jennifer Palmieri. The subject line, originating from Brazile, reads: “From time to time I get the questions in advance.”
“Here’s one that worries me about HRC,” Brazile wrote. Below that, she pasted the following:
19 states and the District of Columbia have banned the death penalty. 31 states, including Ohio, still have the death penalty. According to the National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty, since 1973, 156 people have been on death row and later set free. Since 1976, 1,414 people have been executed in the U.S. That’s 11% of Americans who were sentenced to die, but later exonerated and freed. Should Ohio and the 30 other states join the current list and abolish the death penalty?
Palmieri wrote back: “Hi. Yes, it is one she gets asked about. Not everyone likes her answer but can share it. Betsaida – can you send her answer on death penalty?”
On her program last week, Megyn Kelly had a question of her own: “How did you get that question, Donna?”
Brazile slapped a saddle on her high horse and made the climb. “Well, Kelly, since I play straight up and I play straight up with you, I did not receive any questions from CNN,” she said. “Let’s just be very clear.”
Pressured to tell the truth, Brazile instead turned herself into a martyr.
“You know, as a Christian woman, I understand persecution, but I will not sit here and be persecuted because your information is totally false,” she said. “Podesta’s emails were stolen. You’re so interested in talking about stolen material. You’re like a thief that wants to bring into the night the things that you found that was in this data.”
Brazile’s high horse has since come down with a broken leg. Not only have tech bloggers authenticated the email beyond dispute, but Politico obtained another email that puts the final nail in the horse’s coffin.
On the day of the CNN town hall between Hillary and Bernie Sanders, Roland Martin, a TV One host participating in the event, sent a message to CNN producers with three scheduled questions. The third one matches the text of Brazile’s death penalty question word for word.
At the event itself, Martin introduced an audience member with suspiciously familiar verbiage:
“Secretary Clinton, since 1976, we have executed 1,414 people in this country. Since 1973, 156 who were convicted have been exonerated from the death row. This gentleman here is one of them. This is Ricky Jackson, wrongfully convicted of murder in 1975, he spent 39 years in prison. He is undecided. Ricky, what is your question?”
Asked by Politico if he corresponded with Brazile before the debate, Martin said, “As far as consultation, I don’t believe I did.”
All just a coincidence, eh? Sure.
Brazile will probably follow her predecessor Debbie Wasserman Schultz into the unemployment line as a result of this, but maybe it’s time to wake up and realize that Schultz, Brazile, Bob Creamer, and the rest of the scapegoats are not the problem. The problem is the Democratic candidate for president and her willingness to do absolutely anything to win, up to and including breaking the law.
Please, America, don’t put your stamp of approval on this.