CNN Cans Donna Brazile: ‘Completely Uncomfortable with What We Have Learned’
CNN has severed its relationship with Democratic strategist Donna Brazile after it became clear that she was secretly sharing information about CNN events with Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign.
“We are completely uncomfortable with what we have learned about her interactions with the Clinton campaign while she was a CNN contributor,” CNN spokeswoman Lauren Pratapas said in a statement, according to Politico.
Brazile apparently emailed Clinton campaign staff leaked information about a CNN town hall in Flint, Michigan.
“One of the questions directed to HRC tomorrow is from a woman with a rash,” Brazile noted in the email. “Her family has lead poison and she will ask what, if anything, will Hillary do as president to help the ppl of Flint.”
In March, Brazile emailed to warn the campaign about Clinton’s stance on the death penalty.
“From time to time I get the questions in advance,” she wrote in the subject line, noting that she was worried about Clinton’s response.
According to CNN, the network accepted Brazile’s resignation as a CNN contributor on October 14.
CNN announced the decision on Monday, October 31, after more emails were revealed.