DNC purges top leadership after exposure of anti-Sanders emails

Three key Democratic National Committee (DNC) employees have been dislodged from their positions at the top of the committee’s leadership pyramid in the wake of a trove of emails exposing party favoritism towards Hillary Clinton’s candidacy.

DNC chief executive Amy Dacey; Luis Miranda, communications head; and DNC chief financial officer Brad Marshall have all resigned.

“Thanks in part to the hard work of Amy, Luis, and Brad, the Democratic Party has adopted the most progressive platform in history, has put itself in financial position to win in November, and has begun the important work of investing in state party partnerships.”

“I’m so grateful for their commitment to this cause, and I wish them continued success in the next chapter of their career,” read a statement from interim DNC chairwoman, Donna Brazile.

Whistleblowing platform Wikileaks released a tranche of emails on the eve of the Democratic convention, approximately 20,000, many of which exposed internal communications revealing bias in favor of Hillary Clinton over progressive rival Bernie Sanders.

Then-DNC chairwoman, Florida congresswoman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, resigned in disgrace for her role in tilting the election to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

Republican nominee Donald Trump sought to capitalize on the recent scandal, saying Hillary Clinton was aware of DNC chicanery and benefited from employees within the committee working against Sanders’ primary bid.  Trump has often referred to Clinton as “Crooked Hillary.”

Bernie Sanders, long a critic of DNC partiality to Clinton throughout the primary season, and a fierce critic of former chairwoman Wasserman-Schultz, had devoted a considerable amount of time highlighting Democratic Party corruption and calling for a shakeup of its staff.

Former Sanders campaign manager Jeff Weaver demanded the DNC take action in late July.

 

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