Former interim Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Donna Brazile revealed some key information about the Clinton campaign’s connection to the DNC’s finances on Thursday.
In an excerpt from her upcoming book, Brazile said the DNC’s fundraising was tied to the Clinton campaign – something the DNC agreed to because the organization was deeply in debt. Hillary Clinton’s team controlled the DNC’s “finances, strategy and all the money raised.”
Brazile added in the excerpt that the shady deal was “not illegal” but “looked unethical.”
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The civil war inside the Democratic Party shows the growing strength of the socialist base that rallies around people like Sens. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren. These Democrats want free health care, free college and a higher minimum wage, and they are ready to take over the party. Brazile's revelation shows a base in revolt.
“There are new leaders stepping forward amongst the Democrats, and they’re beginning to push back against the establishment,” Glenn said. “There is a new Democratic base growing.”