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Leaked DNC Documents Prove Offers of Bribery From Staffers

Leaked documents showing bribes in the form of donations circulating between DNC officials in April could raise legal questions for a party already in turmoil]

Emails and documents contained in the Wikileaks release suggest that top DNC officials were planning on handing out political positions in return for donations, essentially a circle of bribery happening at the top of the Democratic party.

Ken Boehm, the chairman of the National Legal and Policy Center, a government watchdog group, has issued a warning to the Democratic National Committee via The Daily Caller:

“The disclosed DNC emails sure look like the potential Clinton Administration has intertwined the appointments to federal government boards and commissions with the political and fund raising operations of the Democratic Party. That is unethical, if not illegal.”

This news is among a series of reports of cronyism and election rigging against Bernie Sanders and in favor of Hillary Clinton within emails between DNC staffers that were released through Wikileaks on Friday.

The emails regarding appointing of federal political positions started with an email chain in April where the DNC’s national finance director, Jordan Kaplan, asked other staffers to provide the names of donors to be appointed. Kaplan wrote on April 20,

“Last call for boards and commissions. If you have someone, send to [DNC finance chief of staff Scott] Comer – full name, city, state, email and phone number. Send as many as you want, just don’t know how many people will get to.”

To which Scott Comer followed up with,

“Any folks who you’d like to be considered to be on the board of (for example) USPS, NEA, NEH. Basically anyone who has a niche interest and might like to serve on the board of one of these orgs. I should say, though, that the likelihood of landing a spot on ones as prestigious as NEA/USPS is unlikely. It’s much more likely they’ll get something like ‘President’s Commission on the Celebration of Women in American History.’ (no shade to women) But when you submit your names, we don’t need specific designations.”

Boehn told The Daily Caller that this is strong evidence of a quid pro quo.

For a more thorough and investigative analysis of the email chain, see Leaked DNC Documents Show Plans To Reward Big Donors With Federal Appointments at The Daily Caller by Chuck Ross.

UPDATE: These emails prove that the DNC actually violated federal laws regarding elections.

Debbie Wasserman Schultz Officially Resigns As DNC Chairwoman

In a statement released through CNN, Debbie Wasserman Schultz officially announced her resignation as Democratic Party leader

After a treasure trove of emails between Democratic party head staffers showed a clear bias towards Hillary Clinton and attempts to undermine Bernie Sanders campaign, Schultz did the honorable thing and resigned as party leader. Too bad it is too late; the damage has already been done.

From CNN,

Wasserman Schultz announced her resignation in a statement Sunday afternoon, saying she remains committed to seeing Clinton elected president. She talked with both President Barack Obama and Clinton before making her announcement.
“Going forward, the best way for me to accomplish those goals is to step down as Party Chair at the end of this convention,” Wasserman Schultz said in her statement.
“As Party Chair, this week I will open and close the Convention and I will address our delegates about the stakes involved in this election not only for Democrats, but for all Americans,” she said. “We have planned a great and unified Convention this week and I hope and expect that the DNC team that has worked so hard to get us to this point will have the strong support of all Democrats in making sure this is the best convention we have ever had.”

Bernie Sanders consequently released a statement saying,

“[Wasserman Schultz] has made the right decision for the future of the Democratic Party. While she deserves thanks for her years of service, the party now needs new leadership that will open the doors of the party and welcome in working people and young people,” Sanders said. “The party leadership must also always remain impartial in the presidential nominating process, something which did not occur in the 2016 race.”

Between obvious actions of election fraud and atrocious underbelly tactics against Sanders via media silence, spin, and smear, the Democratic party showed they never intended on allowing Bernie Sanders to become the presidential nominee.

The bias has most Sanders supporters furious with the party and threatening to leave if he does not become president, some already doing so. Most supporters have stuck with Sanders into his contested convention, but since early 2015 super delegates had already mostly pledged their allegiance to the United States of Hillary. That may change now.

Immediately following Schultz’s resignation, Hillary Clinton sent an email to the DNC saying Debbie will be campaigning with her in Florida. Clinton also said Wasserman Schultz will serve as “honorary chair” of her campaign’s 50-state program to help elect Democrats around the country.

Debbie Wasserman Schultz Loses Speaking Spot At Democratic Convention Over Leaked Emails

The unprecedented 20k email leak of the DNC has left Debbie Wasserman Schultz in more than a bind on the eve of the Democratic National Convention. Even the Washington Post has accepted the authenticity of the emails (how could they not with such a large amount of data?) and is calling this Schultz’s worst week in Washington.

What’s worse for Debbie is Bernie Sanders saying flat out (for the what’th time now?) to CNN that she should resign as chairwoman:

“I don’t think she is qualified to be the chair of the DNC not only for these awful emails, which revealed the prejudice of the DNC, but also because we need a party that reaches out to working people and young people, and I don’t think her leadership style is doing that.”

Today, after two days of controversy surrounding the DNC emails, it was announced via Washington correspondent Jeff Zeleny’s Twitter account that Schultz would not be speaking at the convention, which is probably the worst possible thing that could have happened to her this entire election season — after all, she is the chairwoman of the party.

Sanders Campaign Calls for DNC Accountability Over Hillary Favoritism

“We have an electoral process. The DNC, by its charter, is required to be neutral among the candidates. Clearly it was not,” Jeff Weaver said.

Jeff Weaver, Bernie Sanders campaign manager, expressed to ABC News the campaign’s disappointment at the Democratic National Committee for favoring Hillary Clinton throughout the Democratic primary as seen in the recent Wikileaks email leak on Friday.

Weaver also disclosed his surprise that nobody within the DNC had made any effort to reach out to him regarding the email leak and what was enclosed in the documents. Already, however, a top staffer DNC CFO Brad Marshall, apologized for conspiring to use Bernie Sanders’ religious beliefs against him in the states of West Virginia and Kentucky during Clinton campaigning in those states. This, among many other emails between top DNC staffers, proves collusion to undermine the Sanders campaign for presidency while party leader Debbie Wasserman-Schultz and other top staffers told the public they were entirely neutral and that no favoritism had taken place.

He went on to explain that it’s most likely Wasserman-Schultz who was ultimately responsible for this sort of behavior:

“We are trying to build unity for the fall to beat Donald Trump and Debbie Wasserman Schultz is a figure of disunity in the party, not a figure of unity,” Weaver added. Weaver and the DNC chairwoman have tangled often during this campaign cycle. Asked specifically whether she should resign, Weaver responded, “She should consider what her options are.”

Weaver said that he was surprised that no one with the party had reached out to him, “given the conduct that was disclosed” in the emails. Several of the emails showed that DNC staff called Weaver names including “a liar.”

Several members of Sanders staff have expressed specific outrage over the emails, which seemed to suggest attacking the senator’s religion. Sanders’ former Iowa State Director Robert Becker told ABC News that it showed “a total lack of decency.”

Hillary Clinton had raised support from hundreds of super delegates over a year ago, long before the primaries had started and before she even started campaigning, which has been a topic of contention from the Sanders camp since super delegates don’t actually vote until July 25th, the first day of the Democratic Convention. On Monday, the convention will start and is a contested convention, meaning neither candidate received enough pledged delegates to win the nomination and will rely on superdelegates to make the final decision.