Former Democratic National Committee (DNC) interim chairwoman Donna Brazile stated the people advising her to stay silent about the issues she uncovered while helming the Democratic Party can “go to hell.”
“George, for those who are telling me to shut up, they told Hillary that a couple months ago. You know what I tell them? Go to hell. I’m going to tell my story,” Brazile told George Stephanopoulos on ABC’s “This Week.”
The remarks come following Brazile, in an excerpt from her next book, specified an agreement between Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, the DNC and Clinton’s combined fundraising committee Hillary For America (HFA) that stated the campaign would “control the party’s finances, strategy, and all the money raised.” The deal, Brazile noted, was signed in August two years ago, nearly one year prior to Clinton secured the Democratic presidential nomination.
“The funding arrangement with HFA and the victory fund agreement was not illegal, but it sure looked unethical,” Brazile said, alluding to Clinton’s campaign and the joint committee.
Brazile’s disclosures made influences in the Democratic party and resuscitated argumentative problems surrounding the primary between Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), who ran against Clinton in the primary.
In the Sunday morning interview, Brazile asked why she should keep quiet and not tell her story.
“I’m not on the payroll, George. I care about my country. I care about our democracy,” Brazile noted. “And I say go to hell, because why am I supposed to be the only person that is unable to tell my story?”
Clinton aides have pushed back on Brazile’s disclosures, “saying they do not recognize the campaign she portrays in the book.”
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