Former DNC Chair Donna Brazile reacted angrily to RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel’s discussion of the worst kept secret in politics: that the DNC wants to stop Bernie Sanders from winning their primary.

Brazile can get angry all she likes, but it’s true: the DNC wants to stop Sanders from winning the primary. It’s not beyond disbelief, this exact thing happened in 2016. Brazile should know, she literally wrote a book describing her role:

The DNC official, Donna Brazile, now a political analyst, wrote in Politico Magazine on Thursday that she discovered an August 2015 agreement between the national committee and Clinton’s campaign and fundraising arm that gave Clinton “control (of) the party’s finances, strategy, and all the money raised” in exchange for taking care of the massive debt leftover from President Barack Obama’s 2012 campaign.

It wasn’t illegal, Brazile said, “but it sure looked unethical.”

“If the fight had been fair, one campaign would not have control of the party before the voters had decided which one they wanted to lead,” Brazile wrote. “This was not a criminal act, but as I saw it, it compromised the party’s integrity.” 

Brazile wrote that she had “promised” Sanders to find out if the DNC had intentionally “rigged” the primary system in order to prop up Clinton and assure she became the nominee. That assertion first popped up after the DNC’s emails, hacked by Russians, had been published online and showed former DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz and others may have tipped the scales for the Democrat Clinton versus Sanders, an independent seeking the Democratic Party nod.


In an excerpt from her new book published by Politico, Brazile said she promised Clinton’s opponent, Bernie Sanders, that she would get to the bottom of whether Clinton had “rigged the nomination process.” She wrote, “By September 7, the day I called Bernie, I had found my proof and it broke my heart.”

Brazile has to zealously object here or she’d give up the game and further fuel Sanders’s momentum — momentum he’s built off of the narrative that he’s the underdog to the “DNC establishment.”