New DNC Chair Says Outrage Over Clinton's Pay-To-Play Is Attempt To "Criminalize Normal Behavior"

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Yesterday, Donna Brazile, the new DNC Chair, appeared on ABC's "This Week" and declared that pay for play like "someone who is a donor...saying I want access" is just an attempt to "criminalize behavior that is normal."  Specifically, when asked about pay for play allegations against the Clinton Foundation, Brazile responded as follows:

"First of all, Martha, the way I look at it, I’ve been a government official. So, you know, this notion that, somehow or another, someone who is a supporter, someone who is a donor, somebody who’s an activist, saying I want access, I want to come into a room and I want to meet people, we often criminalize behavior that is normal. And I don’t see what the smoke is."

Brazile also took the opportunity to ramp up the rhetoric against Julian Assange saying that the DNC was a "victim of a cyber crime led by thugs" seeking to "destabilize our democracy."  

"There was Russian involvement in this to destabilize not just our institution, the Democratic Party, but our democracy itself."

When asked whether she was concerned about recent TV interviews where Julian Assange had promised additional Hillary disclosures, Brazile said:

"The smoking gun is that we're interviewing somebody who's involved in a cyber crime and not calling him a criminal."

Just to clarify Brazile's position, trading "access" to the Secretary of State in return for donations from questionable international characters and misappropriating DNC funds is in no way criminal but revealing such information to the public is.  So as long as we're kept in the dark there is no crime.  Got it.  Thanks.


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chunga's picture

That's backwards...normalizing criminal behavior is moar like it.

Budnacho's picture

or, just freudian-slip confirming that the entire lot of them are fucking corrupt as the day-is-long.....

Four chan's picture
EXCLUSIVE: Slush funds to pay 'personal consultant' Huma Abedin, a $34,000 a night Caribbean holiday for daughter Chelsea and payoffs to silence Bill's sex accusers - How Hillary has used donations to the Clinton Foundation as her ‘personal piggy bank’ 
  • Jerome Corsi claims in his book, Partners in Crime, that the Clinton Foundation is 'a vast, criminal conspiracy' and 'a slush fund for grifters'
  • The money that was donated to help earthquake victims in India and Haiti and HIV/AIDs sufferers has mostly enriched the Clintons, Corsi claims
  • The Clinton family also schemed to monetize the White House 
  • Hillary used her position as Secretary of State to leverage lucrative deals for the Foundation as well as six-figure speaking fees for Bill Clinton
  • The scheme engineered through the Foundation has enriched the Clintons by hundreds of millions of dollars
  • It also added $2billion to the Clinton Foundation and raised $1billion for Hillary's second run for the presidency
  • Corsi claims that the Clinton Foundation is 'a philanthropic foundation the Clintons appear to use as a personal piggy bank' 
  • Corsi is a political commentator and author of two New York Times bestsellers that criticized the Democratic party

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Delphi_Addiction's picture

The only crime is that this 'woman' has a job. And is not out roaming the plains of the sub Sahara.

Since when does chairing the losing campaigns of Gore, Jesse Jackson, Walter Mondale and Dick Gephardt qualify one for continue chairing?

Oh, right. It's her strenuous efforts as Adjunct Professor of Women and Gender Studies at Georgetown.

Maybe that's why she's in her 60s and never married.

Fucking degenerates.

LowerSlowerDelaware_LSD's picture
LowerSlowerDelaware_LSD (not verified) Delphi_Addiction Aug 29, 2016 1:39 PM

Look... It's **only** TWO BILLION dollars...

The leftist Dept of "Justice" is considering going after, again, Bob McDonnell (ex VA governor - and not Democrat) for taking $165K in material items.  McDonnell didn't go big enough.

Here2Go's picture
Here2Go (not verified) remain calm Aug 29, 2016 1:55 PM

"The only crime is that this 'woman' has a job. And is not out roaming the plains of the sub Sahara"


No fucking shit...


The last thing I need is a purple haired African snowflake wearing an MKUltra animal print outfit  to school me about the do's & don't of criminality on JEW TV...

jcaz's picture

...Guess that check from the Clinton Foundation cleared, eh Donna?

CheapBastard's picture

Wait until Hillary forces the "Raparations Tax Bill" on every cracka!

Herd Redirection Committee's picture

This is why we call the Elites Satanists.  Because one of their main plays is 'Satanic inversion'.

You are attempting to normalize criminal behavior.  How?  Well, say the opposite!  Say that your opponents are trying to criminalize normal behavior!  Tada!

First thing you do, when you read/hear a statement from the Elites, take their main point, invert it, and you will be a lot closer  to their true intentions than you were previously.

NidStyles's picture

Like how a Constitutional Principle of the nation is now to be an all inclusive Democratic dnation of equality of outcome, and for everyone in the world to just come on in without restrictions.

When ten years ago the same exact people were telling us how evil and racist the Founding Fathers were, and how racist and evil we were as a nation for counting non-Euorpeans as 3/5th a person.




Naw, I think these fuckers are just stupid. It's the people paying them and telling them what to say that are evil

toady's picture

This "normalize criminal behavior" is just a re-wording of "rule of law" and its obvious the rule of law has completely collapsed. The government and corporations have become completely beyond the rule of law. Any criminal behavior on the part of corporations and government is "all perfectly legal" because they have hidden clauses in the thousands of pages of laws and regulations that allow them to do as they please beyond "the rule of law, no matter how perverse or repugnant. All that matters is maintaining power and control,  and the riches that follow.

t0mmyBerg's picture

<sarc>No No.  Now that she is DNC chair she has become somewhat partisan, but when she was merely a panelist and commentator on Sunday morning talk shows she was fair and well-reasoned and non paretisan</sarc>

glenlloyd's picture

I love how these people just sit there and act like there's nothing untoward about anything they do. They do it with a straight face.

I can imagine them in court saying something to the effect that since people get run over by cars all the time it's really normal behaviour and so why should we criminalize normal behavior etc.

This is certainly a new normal phenomenon.


bdc63's picture

For the love of all things holy, would someone PLEASE throw her in jail already!?!?

LowerSlowerDelaware_LSD's picture
LowerSlowerDelaware_LSD (not verified) Here2Go Aug 29, 2016 2:16 PM



Arnold's picture

Being homosexual in Alabama has been normalized.


I wonder if the female leadership of the Democrat Party all attended the same finishing school. There's a uniformity of denial that rings a common bell.

GreatUncle's picture

Wow I am impressed he is still alive!

The Clinton foundation must be losing its grip a bit.

MissCellany's picture

Keep this shit up, Ms. Brazile. Your sort of twisted status-quo apologism is what's turning truly normal (meeaning decent) people against you and your cronies, and you're all too stupid, greedy, narcissistic, and hubristic to realize it.

Infocat's picture

They are corrupt as fuck, make no mistake, this is what they actually think.

CuttingEdge's picture

State of the Nation?

Morally fucked and brain dead if they elect this venal self-serving filth.

Four chan's picture

zh real poll



Herd Redirection Committee's picture

Trump, sure.  But it would certainly help if he COMMITTED to cutting off GRANTS to Israel (they can get loans like everyone else), ending the Fed, and scuppering the CIA.  For starters.

mkkby's picture

A secretary of state is PAYED A SALARY to represent the united states and it's best interests.  You do not make side deals for yourself, trading priority access and favors for money.

When there is no rule of law, there is no civilization.  The people must withdraw their consent to be represented by this sewer.  It's time to disband the DC gov and go back to states rights.


jus_lite_reading's picture

Why are we surprised that this cunt would condone such vile corrupt behavior? The Dept of Injustice is fucking with justice. All of them must pay and will.

Infocat's picture

This kind of insanity is being pushed by these degenerates into our throats non stop. The Dildo has grown so large it already doesnt fit anymore!

ShrNfr's picture

Just normal criminal behaviour actually.

de3de8's picture

She's as dumb as that other Afro-American congress critter who thought Guam would tip over if some proposed development would be approved.

Oldwood's picture

She simply believes what she is told....that the ends ALWAYS justify the means. We have an agenda here, and the money is not the ends but a tool. Corruption for the sake of corruption, moral degregation of the system as a means of devaluing it and breeding dispare. What she said sums it up perfectly....what THEY perceive as normal is criminal on most moral people's eyes and they will have none of it. She will soon be promoted to the head of the ministry of truth, once Hillary takes the throne.

Hal n back's picture

I rememember when making a contribution was not tied to anything. You made a contribution out of the goodness of your heart. She just changed that entire theory.

Here is an idea, since the donors expect somehting in return, at least make the contributions non deductible.

or when I now pay taxes and higher insurance premoums since a portion of what I pay is welfare contributions my federal taxes shoudl be deductible.


She is crazy--but Blogovich might be able to use this to get out of jail on pay for play.


ejmoosa's picture

Just like Congress can sit there and trade on inside information all day whereas if we did that, we'd end up in jail.

chunga's picture

As soon as I saw Honest Hill'rey winning the primaries with the amazing coin tosses...I knew the fix was it. The first thing I thought of was those damn sneaky Russians trying to tear the fabric of our dEmocracy!

doctor10's picture

she's daring someone to do something about it

More Ammo's picture

Backwards indeed!  Why is Shitlary not being called out for the criminal that she and her conspirators are?

ParkAveFlasher's picture

Purple chickenhead say Hilree dindu nuffin...sheeet!

CheapBastard's picture

Never ask a Dindu if something is criminal.

BritBob's picture

Secretary Clinton on Falklands during press conference with Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, Buenos Aires 2010 : 'As to the first point, we want very much to encourage both countries to sit down. Now, we cannot make either one do so, but we think it is the right way to proceed. So we will be saying this publicly, as I have been, and we will continue to encourage exactly the kind of discussion across the table that needs to take place .'

Now if she'd been well-briefed or done some independent research (she must employ staff to help her out) Hillary wouldn't have fallen for that usurpation (seriously half the world was usurped in the 19th century) and those numerous resolutions that are just proposals from the UN Decolonisation Committee, a committee made up of member states like Russia, China, Cuba, Venezuela, Iran and Syria. Hm. Should have done better...


Not a patch on Reagan: ''Certainly, we will never alter our view that a people must unltimately determine their own future and certainly we mean this in regard to the people on the Falklands'' Ronald Reagan (Reagan -Thatcher White House Communication Nov 4 1982, para 2).

Will Trump take up the mantle?

shovelhead's picture

Jeez Bob, give it a rest.

Nobody gives a fuck about the Falklands.

To Infinity And Beyond's picture

For Crooked Hillary this is normal. Now we as voters decide whether we want that type of "leader".

winflation's picture

Dumb ass aunt Jemima lookin bitch

VarenneRiver's picture

"The smoking gun is we are close to electing someone who is involved in numerous crimes and do not see it as an utter failure of the American Republic"

FIFY Donna. 

Doom Porn Star's picture


1. We sold you out.

2. It's just business.

3. We all do it so 'voting' for someone else only changes who gets to fuck you.

You wouldn't WANT to get fucked by people who don't tell you what you wanna hear would you??


4. You should get over it.  

We aren't going anywhere.  Superdelegates, corrupt DNC, Citizens United, 'charity' Foundation, etc., etc..


5. Anyway, you are all too fucking stupid to do anything about it.

de3de8's picture

Nothing like cutting to the truth.

Kaiser Sousa's picture

what a fucking bitch...long time Clinton fag hag...

"im Kaiser Sousa, a brother man...and i approved this motha fucking message..."

Rainman's picture

This old lady tells the truth ... P2P is normal behavior in all kleptocratic environments.

Katos's picture

These people have been fucking the american people for 50 + years. Of course it's normal for them. Insider trading, rewriting laws that give preferential benefit to elites. Negating the publics vote by inserting the people they want into office regardless of the people's choice. This is their world,  and we're not a part of it.

NumNutt's picture

Normal behavior for a democrat perhaps. Oh and also the people in were not contributing to the DNC, they were giving to a non-profit charity.  What other non-profit charity grants you access to the highest offices in the government?