Donna Brazile Out at CNN Amid Allegations She Shared Debate Questions With Clinton Camp

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Donna Brazile at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia on July 26, 2016
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Donna Brazile is out at CNN amid allegations that she gave Hillary Clinton's campaign questions before a CNN debate and a CNN-TV One town hall.

According to CNN Money, the departure of Brazile, who is the acting chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, was announced Monday, but she resigned from her role as a CNN contributor earlier this month.


In a statement, CNN said it was "completely uncomfortable with what we have learned about her interactions with the Clinton campaign while she was a CNN contributor."

Brazile resigned Oct. 14, three days after WikiLeaks released an email allegedly sent by Brazile before the CNN-TV One town hall which noted that, "From time to time I get the questions in advance."

The question sent in the email was similar to a question TV One host Roland Martin asked at the town hall. CNN Money notes that Martin didn't deny sharing information with Brazile when asked earlier this month.

At the time of the initial leak, Brazile strongly deined giving information to anyone, noting that "as a longtime political activist" she had shared her thoughts "with each and every campaign, and any suggestions that indicate otherwise are simply untrue," CNN Money reports.


CNN also reported that it "never gave Brazile access to any questions, prep material, attendee list, background information or meetings in advance of a town hall or debate."

On Monday, WikiLeaks released more of Brazile's emails reportedly sent to the Clinton campaign, which include a debate question and the note, "I'll send a few more."


CNN Money noted that Brazile and CNN stopped her work as a contributor when she became interim DNC chair.

Shortly after the news broke, Brazile tweeted, "Thank you @CNN. Honored to be a Democratic Strategist and commentator on the network. Godspeed to all my former colleagues."


Read more at CNN Money.

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