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Fri Jun 17, 2016, 09:10 PM Jun 2016

Forget Party Unity: The New DNC EMAIL LEAK Means There's NO Going Back For Bernie Sanders’ Democrats [View all]

"..Thus far Guccifer 2.0’s leak is seen as vindication that the process was skewed and manipulated. As far as Clinton is concerned, she, her supporters, and the DNC can all argue that Bernie Sanders lost because of votes, but at the end of the day, it won’t matter. Nothing anyone, including Sanders, can say will change the fact that his voters feel they weren’t treated fairly by the party, and to a large extent, they’re right..."

As Bernie Sanders delivered a livestream address to his supporters on Thursday about the future of his movement, he signaled an eventual end to the campaign. Encouraging his supporters to get involved, Sanders vowed to help Hillary Clinton defeat Trump conditional upon the Democratic Party adopting a “real progressive agenda.” However, earlier in the day news broke about a different story that undercut the Vermont Senator’s calls for eventual party unity. On the same website that published the DNC’s 200-page Donald Trump oppo file, the hacktivist known as “Guccifer 2.0” released what appears to be an internal email from the DNC discussing strategy, which served to confirm what many of Sanders’ supporters have felt all along: The Democratic Party leadership has had its thumb on the scale for Hillary Clinton in the primary. The email, dated May 26, 2015, about a month after Sanders announced his candidacy, revealed that at least some in the DNC were planning for a Clinton nomination:

In something right out of the Cold War, the DNC has claimed that these releases are part of a “Russian disinformation campaign,” but, according to FAIR, has provided no supporting evidence. But whatever the reason behind it, this leak has further incensed Sanders' supporters, and that is telling. It has been a long road to this point, but the fact that the 'Bernie Or Bust' Movement has grown to somewhere in the range of 3 to 4 million people (roughly a quarter to a third of Sanders' supporters) is as much a criticism of Hillary Clinton as a candidate as it is a condemnation of how the party has handled the primary. From the outset, there has been a perception of favoritism by the DNC leadership. Some of those concerns were due to the very fact that the DNC Chair, Debbie Wasserman Schultz was also Hillary Clinton's co-campaign chair in 2008. When Wasserman Schultz scheduled just six sanctioned debates at odd times when viewership would be predictably low, and after crucial deadlines to change one's voter registration in states like New York, and then threatened to ban candidates from those if they participated in unsanctioned ones, any hopes she'd had of appearing impartial were dashed.


But it wasn't just Debbie Wasserman Schultz who soured Sanders supporters on the DNC. When news broke of a joint fundraising agreement between Clinton's campaign and the Democratic Party, many eyebrows were raised. Lee Fang of The Intercept then reported via Twitter that the DNC was funneling money into pro-Clinton super PACs. So close is the apparent relationship between the Clinton campaign and the Democratic Party, it could hardly be seen as shocking when Vice reported that the Democratic Party even shared a headquarters in Carson City, NV with the Clinton campaign.

Lee Fang ?@lhfang

Here's DNC paying (more) $ to American Bridge, which funds & shares office w/Hillary's Super PAC Correct the Record

Lee Fang ?@lhfang

Over the last 7 months the DNC has provided $216,000 to American Bridge, which is part of the Brock/Hillary SuperPAC network.


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kickity kickity yourout Jun 2016 #1
Not shocked WayBeyondBlue Jun 2016 #2
Were Bernie president RobertEarl Jun 2016 #3
Obama is hiding Hillary's emails that she sent (to him I would suspect) on her server bkkyosemite Jun 2016 #5
The silence is deadly RobertEarl Jun 2016 #6
We were fooled. 840high Jun 2016 #15
The silence of Obama, the DNC, and the AG is also their consent. agracie Jun 2016 #9
yes, this would explain a lot of things NJCher Jun 2016 #10
What would be the reason to show them after the election? bkkyosemite Jun 2016 #11
They wouldn't NJCher Jun 2016 #14
Impeacment fuel for Congre$$ WayBeyondBlue Jun 2016 #16
Nice legacy Mr. Prez. Real swell to try and protect it. nc4bo Jun 2016 #24
Agreed and great point. K&R! nt riderinthestorm Jun 2016 #7
There is more to come. And that 2 to 3 million I believe it is a lot more even though bkkyosemite Jun 2016 #4
Guccifer 2.0 has released more docs but I don't have the link. MaeScott Jun 2016 #25
I thought Guccifer was in custody? nt. druidity33 Jun 2016 #28
This is a different person. Else You Are Mad Jun 2016 #29
K&R, by now I see no great hope anymore; sadoldgirl Jun 2016 #8
Patience my friend...don't go anywhere yet......... bkkyosemite Jun 2016 #12
seems to get worse Rosa Luxemburg Jun 2016 #13
I wonder what Martin O'Malley thinks of this? senz Jun 2016 #17
I'm no lawyer but it would seem Segami Jun 2016 #18
Well, as we both know senz Jun 2016 #19
Quicker?.....I doubt that.....but you senz are a very sharp tack Segami Jun 2016 #20
Well, nice of you to say, Segami, senz Jun 2016 #22
+1 merrily Jun 2016 #26
+100 Duval Jun 2016 #34
If they are talking Class Action those take forever. glinda Jun 2016 #21
+++++ nt nc4bo Jun 2016 #23
With or without leaks or Guccifer, it's been obvious since at least 2012. merrily Jun 2016 #27
So true. But, who does this release benefit now? elias7 Jun 2016 #31
Not another dime Duppers Jun 2016 #30
Message auto-removed Name removed Jun 2016 #32
Interfering with elections felix_numinous Jun 2016 #33
K & R hopemountain Jun 2016 #35
IMO, they -did- get the most favorable match-up for the GE in Trump HereSince1628 Jun 2016 #36
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