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In a concession to Bernie Sanders, to stem the chaos that is sure to come on the Convention floor this coming week and with the blessings of both Hillary Clinton and Sanders, DNC party officials announced late Saturday afternoon that its chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz will not have a speaking role at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.
The decision is intended to quell the party’s latest firestorm that erupted just days before the convention amidst revelations that the DNC thwarted the Democratic primary election process to make Hillary Clinton the 2016 Progressive presidential nominee.
The release of nearly 20,000 DNC emails by Wikileaks Friday brought to light the nefarious undertakings by the DNC to rig the primary season against Bernie Sanders and collusion by the mainstream media bringing about renewed calls for Wasserman Schultz’s resignation from Sanders supporters, some pundits and a few in the media.
Debbie Wasserman Schultz, whose stewardship of the DNC has been under fire through most of the presidential primary process, will not have a major speaking role in an effort “to keep the peace” in the party, a Democrat familiar with the decision said. The revelation comes following the release of nearly 20,000 emails.
One email appears to show DNC staffers asking how they can reference Bernie Sanders’ faith to weaken him in the eyes of Southern voters. Another seems to depict an attorney advising the committee on how to defend Hillary Clinton against an accusation by the Sanders campaign of not living up to a joint fundraising agreement.
Wasserman Schultz is expected to gavel the convention in and out, but not speak in the wake of the controversy surrounding the leaked emails, a top Democrat said.
“She’s been quarantined,” another top Democrat said, following a meeting Saturday night[…]
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Progressives and their media sock puppets were so busy this past week mocking, propagandizing and throwing stones at the RNC and Donald Trump that they failed to see the vulnerabilities in their own glass house.
As pointed out by Tyler Durden, Zero Hedge:
There are three key findings to emerge from yesterday’s dump of leaked DNC emails released by Wikileaks:
- There had been a plot designed to smear Bernie Sanders and to hand the Democratic nomination to Hillary on a silver platter
- There has been repeated collusion between the DNC and the media
- There has been questionable fundraising for both Hillary Clinton and the DNC
An initial read of the thousands of emails in the data dump reveals top officials at the Democratic National Committee privately plotting to undermine Bernie Sanders’s presidential campaign, confirming a long-running allegation by the Sanders campaign who has claimed that the DNC and Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz had tipped the scales in favor of Hillary Clinton during the party’s presidential primary. They also reveal instances of media collusion as well as various questionable instances of fundraising.
Plotting Against Bernie Sanders
In an email from early May, DNC CFO Brad Marshall wrote about a plot to question Sanders’s religion. While not naming the Vermont senator directly, it talks about a man of “Jewish heritage” Marshall believes to be an atheist. It makes reference to voters in Kentucky and West Virginia, two states that were holding upcoming primary elections.
“It might may no difference, but for KY and WVA can we get someone to ask his belief. Does he believe in a God. He had skated on saying he has a Jewish heritage. I think I read he is an atheist. This could make several points difference with my peeps. My Southern Baptist peeps would draw a big difference between a Jew and an atheist,” the email says.
“AMEN,” DNC Chief Executive Officer Amy K. Dacey replied…..
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