United States Clintonites red-bait Donna Brazile as ‘Russia’s tool’

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2 November 2017

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii), a prominent supporter of Bernie Sanders’ 2016 bid, responds to former interim chair Donna Brazile’s revelation that the Clinton campaign had effective control of the D[emocratic party] N[ational] C[ommittee].

By Patrick Martin in the USA:

Democratic Party crisis explodes in wake of Brazile revelations

6 November 2017

The political crisis in the Democratic Party, brought to the surface with the publication Thursday of excerpts of a campaign memoir by the former interim chairman of the Democratic National Committee (DNC), Donna Brazile, erupted into mutual denunciations over the weekend.

Brazile made public an unprecedented agreement between the DNC (under previous chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz) and the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign that involved Clinton paying off the DNC’s debts and providing it a monthly subsidy in return for gaining control over the appointment of DNC officials and the right of approval over key operational decisions.

The deal was concluded in August 2015, six months before the first votes were to be cast in caucuses or primaries, when the DNC was required by its own rules to remain neutral in the contest between Clinton, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders and several other candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination.

A further revelation from Brazile’s book was made public Saturday: she acknowledged discussions among leading Democrats in September 2016, after Hillary Clinton had collapsed at a ceremony in New York City marking the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, over whether Clinton should be replaced as the presidential candidate because of health concerns. Brazile writes that she herself considered Vice President Joe Biden as the logical replacement, but did not make the proposal.

More logical would have been to propose that Bernie Sanders, who was a primary candidate and got over 13 million primary votes, should be presidential candidate; not Biden, not a primary candidate, who got zero votes.

Within hours of this report, 100 former Clinton campaign aides, headed by campaign chairman John Podesta and campaign manager Robby Mook, put their signatures on an open letter denouncing Brazile’s criticism of the Clinton campaign.

The “Open Letter From Hillary For America 2016 Team” makes use of the same Russia-baiting technique employed by the Democrats in their political conflict with the Trump White House, but this time directed against a former top Democrat. In assailing Brazile, the first paragraph of the open letter declares: “It is particularly troubling and puzzling that she would seemingly buy into false Russian-fueled propaganda, spread by both the Russians and our opponent, about our candidate’s health.”

The health questions about Clinton were fueled, however, not by Moscow, but by video broadcast over American cable television networks showing the candidate being lifted into a vehicle by aides and Secret Service agents, in visible distress. The characteristic duplicity of top campaign officials, who initially sought to conceal the incident, added to the ensuing furor.

Even more revealing is what is missing from the Clinton camp’s “Open Letter”: there is no reference whatsoever to the main revelation stemming from Brazile’s book—the secret joint fundraising agreement between the Clinton campaign and the DNC, six months before the first caucus in Iowa, giving Clinton effective control of the party apparatus. The Clinton aides do not dispute that this backroom deal occurred and make no attempt to justify it.

On Sunday morning, Brazile appeared on the ABC News program “This Week with George Stephanopoulos.” The host, himself a former top political aide in the White House of Bill Clinton, provided a platform for Brazile to repeat her exposure of the collusion between the Clinton campaign and the DNC and discuss the “Open Letter” from the former Clinton campaign officials.

She bitterly denounced the Clinton camp, both for its treatment of the DNC while she was in charge, and for their ferocious response to her new book. “George, for those who are telling me to shut up, they told Hillary that a couple of months ago,” Brazile declared. “You know what I tell them? Go to hell! I’m going to tell my story.”

Brazile also touched on a topic of intense but largely behind-the-scenes discussion in official Washington: the July 2016 murder of Seth Rich, a low-level IT staffer at the DNC, who was shot to death in what police called a failed robbery attempt. The Trump White House and ultra-right media allies, including Alex Jones of InfoWars and Sean Hannity of Fox News, have portrayed Rich, rather than Russian hackers, as the likely source for the DNC emails obtained by WikiLeaks, and his killing as a retaliatory “hit” ordered by the Clinton campaign.

Brazile reportedly suggests in her book—which will not be available to the public until Tuesday—that Rich’s death, warnings from the Obama administration about Russian hacking and repeated online threats from Trump supporters had made her extremely concerned about security issues, to the point where she had her home swept for bugs and installed multiple security devices. In her interview Sunday with Stephanopoulos, she spoke of her fears for her own personal safety. Her mention of Seth Rich, entirely unsolicited, seemed a veiled warning to the Clinton camp that more revelations about 2016 campaign skullduggery could be forthcoming.

Current DNC Chair Tom Perez was interviewed Sunday on “Meet the Press” on NBC and directly rejected the two main issues raised by Brazile. He maintained, “The charge that Hillary Clinton was somewhere incapacitated is quite frankly ludicrous,” although he did not attribute that concern to Russian propaganda.

He went on to argue that Clinton won the Democratic primary contest by four million votes, and the DNC was not in control of those elections, which are run by the state governments, while noting that the caucuses, which are controlled by the party apparatus, were mostly won by Sanders, not Clinton. Perez would concede only that “the DNC fell short during critical moments of the primary,” in terms of openly favoring Clinton over Sanders.

The conflict within the Democratic Party has erupted under conditions where the Republican Party is bordering on civil war, with several Republican senators denouncing Trump as a threat to American democracy—and then announcing they would retire from office rather than oppose him—and a vicious conflict developing between the party establishment and the fascist-minded elements around Trump, spearheaded by his former chief political aide and campaign manager, Stephen Bannon, now returned to his position as chief executive of the ultra-right Breitbart News.

In recent days, it has been reported that in an upcoming book titled The Last Republicans, the author cites interviews with George H. W. Bush and his son George W. Bush in which the two last Republican presidents before Trump denounce the current occupant of the White House and reveal that they refused to vote for him in 2016. In response, Trump tweeted an attack on his Republican presidential critics.

The ABC “This Week” program on which Brazile was interviewed began with the presentation of a new Washington Post/ABC News poll showing public support for Trump falling to its low point for the year, only 37 percent, with 59 percent opposing. Trump’s showing was the worst for any first-year president since modern polling began. Other polls have shown public support for the Republican-controlled Congress hitting new lows as well.

The vast majority of working people are increasingly alienated from the two-party political system in the United States, correctly regarding both the Democrats and the Republicans as tools of the super-rich and looking for an alternative. The central political question is the building of a political movement of the working class that will fight the capitalist system as a whole and advance a program to defend jobs, living standards and democratic rights, and oppose imperialist war.

Donna Brazile’s recently released book, Hacks: The Inside Story of the Break-ins and Breakdowns That Put Donald Trump in the White House, is an account of the 2016 election from the standpoint of a high-level Democratic Party functionary: here.


Donna Brazile, Clinton, Sanders in the USA

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Tulsi Gabbard “Not Surprised” By Donna Brazile‘s Admission

3 November 2017

TYT Politics Reporter Nomiki Konst spoke with Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI, 2nd District) about Donna Brazile’s explosive revelations about money funneling during the 2016 Democratic Primary and overall reform efforts within the Democratic Party.

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2 November 2017

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii), a prominent supporter of Bernie Sanders’ 2016 bid, responds to former interim chair Donna Brazile’s revelation that the Clinton campaign had effective control of the DNC

The Hillary Clinton campaign used its financial resources to take control of the Democratic National Committee more than six months before the first primary vote, using the party machinery to insure Clinton won the presidential nomination, according to a new book by a top Democratic insider: here.

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TYT Politics Reporter Jordan Chariton reported on Hillary Clinton’s campaign press secretary lying about the [supposed] fact that Bernie Sanders’ campaign had the same ability to have a say about DNC matters as Clinton’s campaign.

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3 November 2017

A new Harvard-Harris poll demonstrates that a majority of Democratic Party voters agree with progressives about the Party being too conservative and out of touch. Additionally, a Trump pollster admits that Donald Trump likely wouldn’t have been able to defeat Bernie Sanders had he became the Democratic Party’s nominee in 2016.

This 2 November 2017 video from the USA is called BRAZILE COMES CLEAN: Hillary Controlled The DNC & ‘Rigged’ The Primary.

Nearly three years before the 2020 election, the latest Morning Consult/Politico poll suggests America’s most popular senator, Vermont’s Bernie Sanders, could beat President Donald Trump.

Clinton, presidential candidate by fraud, Democrats say

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Donna Brazile Admits Hillary Clinton/DNC Rigged 2016 Dem Primary

2 November 2011

TYT Politics Reporter Jordan Chariton reported on former DNC Chair Donna Brazile’s admission that the 2016 Democratic Primary was rigged against Bernie Sanders.

As turns out now, Hillary Clinton became United States Democratic party presidential candidate by fraud. This means that, Hillary Clinton being about as unpopular as Donald Trump, Trump indirectly became president through fraud.

Bernie Sanders would have beaten Trump.

TOP DEMOCRATS SAY 2016 NOMINATION WAS RIGGED FOR HILLARY CLINTON Donna Brazile, the former interim chair of the Democratic National Committee, detailed how the Clinton campaign took control of the DNC before she was the party’s official nominee. Elizabeth Warren has chimed in to say she believes the 2016 nomination was rigged for Clinton. Read the excerpt from Brazile’s forthcoming book here. [HuffPost]

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Donna Brazile EXPOSES Hillary Clinton/DNC Money Laundering

2 November 2017

TYT Politics’ Emma Vigeland reports on the explosive article written by Donna Brazile in Politico, where she exposes how the Hillary Victory Fund helped pay off the DNC’s massive debt.

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2 November 2017

TYT Politics Reporter Nomiki Konst offered her take on the Donna Brazile piece acknowledging that Hillary Clinton and the DNC did rig the 2016 primary against Bernie Sanders.

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Donna Brazile Exposes 2016 Rigging-Corporate Media Yawns

2 November 2017

TYT Politics Reporter Jordan Chariton reports on the corporate media’s attempts to cover up and minimize the effects of Donna Brazile’s admission that the 2016 primary was rigged against Bernie Sanders.

See also here.

Clinton made Trump president, blames Bernie Sanders

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Bernie Dismisses Hillary Clinton’s Nonsensical Attacks in ‘What Happened’ Book

7 September 2017

In Hillary Clinton‘s upcoming book, titled “What Happened,” she blamed Bernie Sanders for her defeat to Donald Trump in 2016, claiming his so-called attacks inflicted “lasting damage” on her campaign and ultimately paved the way for Trump‘s “crooked Hillary” nickname. She also attacked Bernie Sanders’ supporters and referred to them derogatorily as “Bernie Bros” and accused them of sexism. Bernie Sanders was asked to respond to her assertions, but instead decided to dismiss her claims, instead noting how he’s focused on fighting for progressive policies and that we should “look forward.”

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Clinton Attacks Sanders in New Book – RAI With Thomas Frank

7 September 2017

On Reality Asserts Itself, Thomas Frank, author of “What’s the Matter with Kansas?” and “Listen, Liberal,” and Paul Jay discuss Hillary Clinton‘s new book “What Happened,” and identify the real differences between Clinton and Sanders.

Learn from British Corbyn, US Sanders says

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Bernie Sanders to Democrats: Jeremy Corbyn Taught Us a Lesson—Learn It!

21 June 2017

In an op-ed for The New York Times, Bernie Sanders told Democrats how they can start winning elections again. Basically, he implored them to learn the lesson Jeremy Corbyn recently taught us. The establishment doubted Jeremy Corbyn,

They not just doubted. They smeared.

but he showed the world that progressives are able to galvanize younger voters to come out and vote. If Democrats want to end their losing spree, they need to channel progressivism and move towards the left—not the center.

NANCY PELOSI UNDER FIRE Some Congressional Democrats are calling for new leadership in light of the latest special election losses. [HuffPost]

Britain’s Bernie Is Defying Expectations And Galvanizing The Left: here.

Saudi-Trump-corporate US Democrat bloodbath of Yemen’s civilians

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Five Democrats Vote To Fund The Saudis’ Yemen Brutality

TYT Politics Producer Emma Vigeland did a YouTube Live report on the 53-47 vote in favor of a sale of weaponry to Saudi Arabia, which is currently bombing and blocking supplies to Yemen. Five Democrats voted in favor of the sale: Democratic Sens. Joe Donnelly (Ind.), Claire McCaskill (Mo.), Bill Nelson (Fla.), Joe Manchin (W.Va.) and Mark Warner (Va.)

‘US Democrats, stop supporting John McCain militarism’

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Congressman to Democrats: Stop Sounding Like John McCain on Foreign Policy

10 June 2017

Rep. Ro Khanna (D-CA) says U.S. foreign policy is making things worse in the world, that we must learn from our past strategic blunders, support the Iranian nuclear deal and stop funding Saudi Arabia.

In an attack on free speech and democratic rights, Jonathan Graubart, a Professor in Political Science at San Diego State University (SDSU), has been targeted by a media campaign following a Facebook post he made on July 21. Responding to the torrent of hagiographical news stories surrounding Republican Senator John McCain in recent days Graubart posted a short comment on his personal Facebook page, which was followed by a media campaign that not only misrepresented his views but also used empty moralistic cancer sympathy to glorify the war monger McCain while inspiring violent threats against the professor: here.