CNN severs ties with Donna Brazile over Clinton leak
Following an email release by Wikileaks that showed DNC chair Donna Brazile sharing questions with the Hillary Clinton campaign, CNN has severed ties with her.
“On October 14th, CNN accepted Donna Brazile’s resignation as a CNN contributor. (Her deal had previously been suspended in July when she became the interim head of the DNC.) CNN never gave Brazile access to any questions, prep material, attendee list, background information or meetings in advance of a town hall or debate. 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.
After her resignation, Brazile thanked her colleagues at CNN and tweeted out, “Thank you @CNN. Honored to be a Democratic Strategist and commentator on the network. Godspeed to all my former colleagues.”
The resignation comes after controversy over Brazile’s actions earlier in the year when, according to leaked emails, Brazile sent a question that would be asked during a March CNN Democratic debate in Flint to the Clinton camp, allowing Clinton’s aides to prepare for the question ahead of time.