After Donna Brazile was officially cut loose as a CNN commentator Monday, Jeff Zucker, the cable network's president, reportedly held an editorial meeting where he blasted the interim Democratic National Committee chairwoman for her "disgusting" behavior.
Brazile was previously accused of leaking questions from a March 2015 Democratic primary debate to Hillary Clinton's campaign chair, John Podesta, and her campaign communications director, Jennifer Palmieri. Brazile denied the claims, but on Monday, CNN announced it was severing ties.
"We are completely uncomfortable with what we have learned about her interactions with the Clinton campaign while she was a CNN contributor," a statement read.
CNN says its “completely uncomfortable” w/ Donna Brazile’s interactions with Clinton campaign after email suggests she sent another question pic.twitter.com/0HdhhkSrFU— Michael Calderone (@mlcalderone) October 31, 2016
A spokeswoman denied giving Brazile access to any of the questions that were asked at the March debate between Clinton and her Democratic primary rival, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders. And in an editorial meeting on Tuesday, Zucker reportedly said that TVOne host Roland Martin gave the questions to Clinton in advance of the live event. CNN was sponsoring the debate with TVOne.
“I have no tolerance for her behavior or that kind of behavior,” Zucker said of Brazile's conduct during the meeting, Mediaite reported.