Earlier this week, Donna Brazile told us what we already know: Hillary Clinton and her gaggle of sycophants rigged the 2016 Democratic Party primary in Clinton’s favor. Brazile, in her forthcoming book, details how Clinton and her cronies took over the DNC via an agreement signed in August of 2015, not only giving Clinton a completely unfair advantage against possible primary challengers but negatively impacting down-ballot Democrat candidates across the nation. An excerpt from Brazile’s book in Politico details the manner in which Hillary Clinton staged what amounts to a total financial and strategic takeover of the DNC.
Brazile explains in her book that the agreement between Clinton and the DNC “specified that in exchange for raising money and investing in the DNC, Hillary would control the party’s finances, strategy and all the money raised. Her campaign had the right of refusal of who would be the party communications director, and it would make final decisions on all the other staff. The DNC also was required to consult with the campaign about all other staffing, budgeting, data, analytics, and mailings.”
The agreement instantly placed any hypothetical primary opposition to Hillary Clinton at a disadvantage. The arrangement torpedoed the campaign of Clinton’s main primary challenger, Bernie Sanders. We can also speculate that the arrangement discouraged other potential Democratic primary candidates from entering the race, such as then Vice President Joe Biden.