Donna Brazile is by far one of the most respected political analysts of the 21st century and someone many have relied on to provide a thorough analysis of democratic candidates running for presidency for years.
Why are 99% of the black contributors that worked for CNN are now gone? From TJ Holmes to Roland Martin, many have departed from a number of reasons but now to learn that Donna Brazile has left the network is disappointing. Because of hacked emails via wikileaks, CNN has decided to sever their relationship with the noted author and analyst. Allegedly, the leaked emails suggest that Brazile helped the Hillary Clinton campaign by providing debate questions in advance during the March presidential debate against Senator Bernie Sanders.
CNN says it is “completely uncomfortable” with hacked emails showing former contributor and interim DNC chair Donna Brazile sharing questions with the Clinton campaign before a debate and a town hall during the Democratic primary, and has accepted her resignation.
Hacked emails posted by WikiLeaks show Brazile, whose CNN contract was suspended when she became interim DNC chair over the summer, sharing with the Clinton campaign a question that would be posed to Hillary Clinton before the March CNN Democratic debate in Flint, and sharing with the campaign a possible question prior to a CNN town hall also in March.
In a statement, CNN spokeswoman Lauren Pratapas said that on Oct. 14, the network accepted Brazile’s resignation.
“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,” Pratapas said.
In a tweet, Brazile thanked CNN and her now former colleagues there.
“Thank you @CNN. Honored to be a Democratic Strategist and commentator on the network. Godspeed to all my former colleagues,” she wrote.
A CNN employee, speaking on background, suggested Brazile may have met the woman who was supposed to pose the question about lead poisoning during a service event planned the day before the debate.
Was CNN wrong for giving any credibility to emails that were likely hacked by the Russians. If Hillary Clinton did in fact have advance questions, does that make her less qualified to be president or better prepared?