Clinton Staffers Strike Back: Say Brazile "Bought Into Russian Propaganda"

Tyler Durden's picture

As it turns out, Donna Brazile’s accusations about the Clinton campaign - contained in several excerpts from her upcoming book that somehow found their way into the hands of reporters at Politico and the Washington Post - are also Vladimir Putin’s fault.

In a letter signed by more than 100 Clinton campaign staffers that was published late Saturday, two days after Brazile exposed in her first bombshell how the Clinton campaign tilted the Democratic primary in its candidate’s favor by essentially seizing control of the Democratic Party purse, and using her influence to set strategy and spending priorities that favored the Clinton campaign over Hillary's insurgent (and far more popular) rival, Bernie Sanders.

Then, in a summary of some of the book’s most incendiary claims, the Washington Post revealed that, in the wake of Wikileaks’ dump of emails stolen from DNC servers - emails that exposed, among other things, that Brazile herself had shared town hall topics and debate questions with the Clinton campaign - Brazile feared for her life after DNC staffer Seth Rich was murdered in what the police described as a robbery, but many have suspect could’ve been a plot to punish Rich for leaking the DNC emails to Wikileaks. Brazile also revealed that she considered using emergency powers to replace Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine with Joe Biden and Corey Booker, after Clinton's bout with pneumonia gave Brazile serious reservations about the candidate's health.

She also described how her condescending and demeaning treatment at the hands of several senior Clinton campaign staffers made her feel like “Patsey the slave” from the movie “12 Years A Slave."

But in the opening paragraph of their letter rebutting Brazile’s portrayal of the campaign, the group of former staffers - which includes Campaign Chairman John Podesta, Campaign Manager Robby Mook and Clinton aide Huma Abedin - claim they were “surprised” by Brazile’s accusations, and accused her of succumbing to Russian propaganda.

We were shocked to learn the news that Donna Brazile actively considered overturning the will of the Democratic voters by attempting to replace Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine as the Democratic Presidential and Vice Presidential nominees.

 

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.

Of course, in the true Washington spirit of telling people to ‘fuck off’ as pleasantly as possible, the group points out that Brazile is a “longtime friend and colleague” but still, they “do not recognize the campaign she portrays in the book."

"Donna came in to take over the DNC at a very difficult time. We were grateful to her for doing so. She is a longtime friend and colleague of many of us and has been an important leader in our party. But we do not recognize the campaign she portrays in the book," the letter reads.

The Clinton team members go on to discuss how Clinton herself, "more than any of us, persevered through an incredibly difficult campaign and her commitment and stamina inspired us every day. We are very proud of the effort she and the campaign made in both the primary and the general election." They also take a jab at President Trump, mentioning how Clinton won the popular vote by nearly 3 million votes.

And in a telling sign that many of them have not learned anything from their shocking defeat at the hands of President Trump, they noted that the 2016 race was “unlike any in history” and that they “did the best they could."

The 2016 presidential campaign was unlike any in our history. It was very difficult for our candidates and our staff. We are very proud that throughout the campaign and the aftermath the staff stuck together, worked as a team, and did the best we could for both Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine. We did this for the simple reason that we thought Hillary Clinton would make the best President for the country we all love. We have now, as we did throughout the campaign, enormous love and pride for our candidate, Hillary Clinton. She, more than any of us, persevered through an incredibly difficult campaign and her commitment and stamina inspired us every day. We are very proud of the effort she and the campaign made in both the primary and the general election.

 

The general election loss was devastating for us all and something we live with every day. And while frustrating that the general election vote total did not change the outcome of the election, we remain proud that Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine received nearly 3 million more votes in the general election than their opponents.

The letter closes with a desperate plea for the world to stop re-litigating the 2016 elections and instead focus the gubernatorial races in 36 states and three territories being held Tuesday, Nov. 6.

"[W]e are pretty tired of people who were not part of our campaign telling the world what it was like to be on the inside of our campaign and how we felt about it. We loved our candidate and each other and it remains our honor to have been part of the effort to make Hillary Clinton the 45th President of the United States," they write. "All Democrats should be doing everything they can?—?canvassing, phone banking, etc.?—?to help our candidates for Governor of Virginia and New Jersey and the other races around the country next Tuesday."

Just the fact that they had to affirm in a letter that they “loved” their candidate, and one another, makes it seem like the opposite: The Clinton campaign was, by all outsider accounts, the “antiseptic” walled-off operation run by data wonks who missed the forest for the trees in an extremely memorable and hideously embarrassing way.

Furthermore, the notion that people should stop re-litigating the 2016 election is nonsense. If anything, it should become a case study that every political science major in the country is forced to analyze and assess. Many mistakes were clearly made - and what are mistakes if not opportunities to learn?

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jamesmmu's picture

Brazile Accuses Top Clinton Operatives Of Being Racist, Treating Her Like A Slave. We Are Reaching Levels Of Self-eating Leftism And Identity Politics Never Before Thought Possible! MATT DRUDGE TWEETS: Feared Snipers Would Kill Her Next

http://investmentwatchblog.com/brazile-accuses-top-clinton-operatives-of...

Billy the Poet's picture

Huma Abedin - claim they were “surprised”

 

Lots of surprises for Huma lately. She should pay closer attention to what's going on.

Shemp 4 Victory's picture

Putin's agents fighting against agents of Putin, who are working to undermine agents controlled by Putin. As always.

Paul Kersey's picture

"emails that exposed, among other things, that Brazile herself had shared town hall topics and debate questions with the Clinton campaign"

Brazile says that the Democratic primary was rigged in favor of Hillary, but she doesn't admit that she was one of the riggers. She'll do or say anything to sell her books, other than admit her own wrong doing.

"she considered using emergency powers to replace Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine with Joe Biden and Corey Booker,"

Why, with all the other possible potential Democrat candidates out there, would Brazile want to replace Kaine with Booker? Three guesses, and the first two don't count. Brazile would turn on her own mother, if the price was right. She was a discredited Democrat Party hack and fixer, masquerading as a news analyst, who will now throw anyone under the bus if she thinks it will help her make a comeback (not that Hillary and Kaine wouldn't make great roadkill).

espirit's picture

 

It’s obvious the Dims haven’t yet given up trying to de-legitimize POTUS Trump.

 

HRC lost, get over it.

  

TeamDepends's picture

Tyler, see if your crack weekend journalist squad can verify this SENSATIONAL claim:  Tony Pedosta arrested, John P and Hillary arrest warrants issued!  Lord, let it be true!http://www.nnettle.com/news/3087-tony-podesta-arrested-arrest-warrants-i...

overbet's picture

"[W]e are pretty tired of people who were not part of our campaign telling the world what it was like to be on the inside of our campaign and how we felt about it. We loved our candidate and each other and it remains our honor to have been part of the effort to make Hillary Clinton the 45th President of the United States," they write. "All Democrats should be doing everything they can?—?canvassing, phone banking, etc.?—?to help our candidates for Governor of Virginia and New Jersey and the other races around the country next Tuesday."

 

Translation:

What the fuck is wrong with you people? Leave it alone. Obviously, you should ignore our past indiscretions and blatatnly illegal acts so we can continue. 

Creative_Destruct's picture

The Democratic Party: a corrupt mischief of rats scrambling over each other to get off a sinking ship...and taking bites out of each other on the way.

JRobby's picture

"Clinton Staffers strike back: Say Brazile "bought into Russian Propaganda""

So the Clinton camp did not "buy into it" they just used it to try to win the election even though they knew it was baseless.

That's good.

Manthong's picture

 

Is that ugly old twat wearing an 000 or 0000 wig?

Billy the Poet's picture
Donna Brazile tells critics of her book to 'go to hell' in explosive interview with Stephanopoulos

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FynbE6wkMN0

toady's picture

It's hard to find a liberal that hasn't bought the Russian meme.... I suppose it depends on your definition of "Russian Propaganda".

Automatic Choke's picture

"Furthermore, the notion that people should stop re-litigating the 2016 election is nonsense. If anything, it should become a case study that every political science major in the country is forced to analyze and assess. Many mistakes were clearly made - and what are mistakes if not opportunities to learn?"

Unfortunately, the only lesson really learned is that when you rig an election, you have to be really careful to shoot way over the top in case you miscalculated how much the population hates your candidate.   I fear this mistake has been absorbed all too well.

 

fleur de lis's picture

This is both astonishing and disgusting to watch.

Like her or not, Donna Brazile worked harder than anyone else in the DNC Swamp to win this election.

She took a major risk in cheating for Hellish before the debate.

That was a really stupid thing to do and she was lucky to survive and recover from the fallout.

Brazile must have known at that point that Hellish was a risky, sick, deeply flawed and incompetent candidate who was widely disliked by Dems.

Still, she was a trooper and did all she could for Hellish the Swamp Crawler Clinton.

And they double crossed her anyway.

In hindsight, Brazile can now look back and see how the very people who spoke to her with such respect used and abused her behind her back.

The DNC in its present form is beyond repair.

Brazile should dump them and form some kind of alliance with Bernie which could be turned into a functional party.

She also needs to be mindful of how she repudiates Hellish.

The Clintons are known to mete out vengeful payback on former friends and foes alike for far less.

 

Manthong's picture

 

“Brazile should dump them and form some kind of alliance……”

.. and maybe George Custer should have formed an alliance with some of Crazy Horse’s  disenchanteds.

Gorgeous's picture

Clinton's rapid response team options review:

1.  Brazile is Whiteness - fresh, but not convincing

2.  Brazile is an Islamophobe - irrelevant

3.  Brazile has links to big oil - should investigate

4.  Brazile once bullied a kid in 3rd grade - sounds contrived

5.  Brazile meant well but was confused by Putin - send it to WaPo

Yog Soggoth's picture

Read this rumor yesterday. NN is not the best source by far, but heres to hoping. I will do some kind of jig when it does happen. Heck, I might get a piece of cardboard and start break dancing.

Whoa Dammit's picture

Bin Laden must be rolling over in his graves. If not for Obama he could have taken credit for all of this stuff, but instead the Russians get to seize the limelight.

Billy the Poet's picture

in his graves.

 

Well played.

Vatican_cameo's picture

 

In typical DNC fashion, they are great at pushing the blame. 

Accepting Accountability or Responsibility for their own actions is another story entirely.

Creative_Destruct's picture

Pushing the blame because they and their constituents are, first and foremost, almays VICTIMS.

It is NEVER their fault.

The Democratic Party : the party of irresponsible infants.

Manthong's picture

"irresponsible infants.” are the constituents…..

The perps are criminal actors.

 

Shemp 4 Victory's picture

 

Brazile says that the Democratic primary was rigged in favor of Hillary, but she doesn't admit that she was one of the riggers.

She's not a rigger, she's an Electioneering-American.

Ignatius's picture

We should keep in mind that, as enjoyable as it is to watch these totally corrupt democrats self-destruct, that we not take our eye off the ball and carefully scrutinize what The Donald is up to.  The corruption and the swamp is much bigger than pointing out shit-bag democrats, fun as that may be.

Most here are quite aware that the beating that our Constitution and Bill of rights have taken these years since 9/11, but as or more concerning is this creepy attack on our cherished 1st Amendment as evidenced by these sneaky, God awful anti-BDS laws that keep popping up (Dickinson, TX hurricane relief being the most recent and egregious example).  I'm far more concerned about the encroahment of Talmudic Law than some fantasized Sharia invasion.  This is part of what I mean about keeping an eye on the ball and staying focussed.

Blankone's picture

Spot on. But is not just her. A powerful group appears to be throwing Hillary under the bus, or maybe view it as a purge of the old power structure to make way for new. And Brazile appears destined to be kept around as a useful black woman face. Just look at all the news articles, even on ZH, trying to give her credibility and even making her a victim while putting focus on the Clinton's as the source of corruption.

Brazile was a long time Clinton operative, rigger, propaganda agent and yet now she is granted news articles where she is the abused victim, treated as a slave, attacked by Clinton's with racism etc.. Etc.. But she suffered in silence for years of course.

They want to purge the Clinton's and blame them for the Dem party corruption. Also to blame the Clinton's for the financial corruption and selling of influence (including to the Russians). Therefore, to claim all is well and there is no need to look further once the Clinton's are purged and then for the Dem's to claim to be cleansed and virtuous with Brazile a key spokeswoman to keep the blacks and women.

They may also be getting worried about the Clinton's sex crimes including pedophilia being brought into the light.

political junkie's picture

wouldn't be trying to kill the messenger now, would you? Booker, iirc was a popular choice for VP before Kaine was named... see the  following cache link:

 

https://www.google.com/search?q=Cory+Booker+on+shortlist+2016+for+Dem+VP...

pippi68's picture

She could not keep Kaine if Hillary were replaced with Biden.... because then you've got 2 white guys on the ticket. For a party relying entirely on identity politics to help get them across the finish line, that would not do. So Corey Booker fills the Veep position and then all is good again. Pedo Biden for Prez and Booker for Veep. All systems go.

Arnold's picture

Brazile's ghost writer did her no favors.

DaBard51's picture

"Spy v Spy" is 1960's MAD magazine...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spy_vs._Spy

Remember back that far, you must, young padawan.

 

 

 

When nine hundred years old you become, look this good you will not.

Billy the Poet's picture

I'd like to see Dave Berg's The Lighter Side of Clinton Graft and Corruption.

Ex-Oligarch's picture

Don Martin's  One Fine Sunny Day at FBI Headquarters

Sergio Aragones' A Mad Look At Campaign Money Laundering

TwelveOhOne's picture

Used to love that Don Martin character, Fonebone.

Yog Soggoth's picture

Yeah they were funny, but I would like to see Wonder Warthog meets the Clinton Cartel (Shelton,Bell).  He knew how to deal with people like that. Politeness Man (Ron Barrett) visits Washington would be a pleasant read too.

shovelhead's picture

Amazing how he managed to find the time to run Russia at all, isn't it?

localsavage's picture

Desperat times call for desperate measures.  When in doubt, always fall back on the most insane unprovable explanations.

847328_3527's picture

The DNC is putting The Onoin out of business. Thoese writers can't even come up with fiction funnier then then these Demorats.

MayIMommaDogFace2theBananaPatch's picture

The whole farce is truly, deeply, richly -- funny.

MoreFreedom's picture

Personally I thought Clinton's lie about how she broke her toe was hilarious: running down the stairs in high heels, carrying a cup of coffee looking over her shoulder and slipped.   If that was the case, she'd have broken her tail feet in the air, or worse falling forward and down the stairs.  I'd bet she kicked someone, a messenger bearing bad news about revelations of her actions likley.   She was so mad, she couldn't come up with the simple explanation of stubbing her toe on some furniture. 

carbonmutant's picture

Poor Donna, gettin' marginalized by the Clintons again...

Kayman's picture

Direct from the Clinton playbook. "The Russians brainwashed Brazile". Right after their dirty Canadian anonymous slushfund sucks up $145 million of Russian bribe money. But that is peanuts compared with the Chinese dollars collected for the private Clinton server.

jcaz's picture

That's a lot of Kool-Aid that's been drank up there.........

petersl41@gmail.com's picture

Huma should have paid closer attention to what her hubby, The Weiner, was doing, that be fo' shure.

Anderson Coopers Gerbil's picture

She could the first one to be tossed from the deck of the ss Depends

Katos's picture

So HILLARY continues to go around the world talking about "WAH happened "?? Her staffers JUST want to forget and move on???

Katos's picture

So HILLARY continues to go around the world talking about "WAH happened "?? Her staffers JUST want to forget and move on???