In an excerpt from her new book, Brazile said she found "proof" that Clinton rigged the nomination process and that it "broke her heart". Brazile said that she made a promise to Sanders that she would investigate the DNC and she clearly kept her promise. I explained that the cancer was that she had exerted this control of the party long before she became its nominee. Just about everything she says in the piece will inflame Sanders's passionate supporters who were already suspicious of the Democratic establishment and already had reason to believe - based on leaked DNC emails - that the committee wasn't as neutral in the primary as it was supposed to be.
The questionable nature of the Hillary Victory Fund was no secret during the Democratic primary.
Individuals who had maxed out their $2,700 contribution limit to the campaign could write an additional check for $353,400 to the Hillary Victory Fund-that figure represented $10,000 to each of the 32 states' parties who were part of the Victory Fund agreement-$320,000-and $33,400 to the D.N.C.
The Clinton campaign "had the DNC on life support, giving it money every month to meet its basic expenses, while the campaign was using the party as a fund-raising clearing house", Brazile said in her book, to be released on Tuesday.
'Obama left the party $24 million in debt-$15 million in bank debt and more than $8 million owed to vendors after the 2012 campaign and had been paying that off very slowly.
'Money in the battleground states usually stayed in that state, but all the other states funneled that money directly to the DNC, which quickly transferred the money to Brooklyn, ' according to Brazile. "Donna Brazile has shed light on the total dysfunction of the DNC and how clearly they put their thumb on the scale for Hillary Clinton".
"When I hung up the call to Bernie, I started to cry, not out of guilt, but out of anger", Brazile wrote. But one thing is for sure: The Democratic Party significantly tarnished its reputation in 2016, likely turning off many potential Democratic voters.
What did Donna Brazile know and when did she know it?
A DNC representative did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Jezebel. The agreement was signed in August 2015, nearly a full year before Clinton became the party's official nominee.
This is also somewhat self-serving for Brazile, given the DNC continued to struggle during and after her tenure, especially financially. "We would go forward".
She said that when chair Tom Perez first was elected as chair she met with him and encouraged him to put the party back together so that they can begin working to help Democrats, "rather than Democrats working for the party".