Leaked Emails Show DNC Pushing for Clinton Nomination from the Start

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New emails procured by a hacker have revealed that the DNC stacked the deck and colluded with media from the start of the presidential race in order to push for a Hillary Clinton nomination.

The hacker, known as Guccifer 2.0, hacked into the DNC’s servers and gained access to hundreds of documents and emails, including opposition research on Donald Trump and the DNC’s actions to completely support Hillary Clinton as the democratic nominee from the start.

The documents specifically mention their goals and strategy as providing “a contrast between the GOP field and HRC” as well as plans to “use specific hits to muddy the waters around ethics, transparency and campaign finance attacks on HRC.”

Other documents include a ton of research geared towards protecting Clinton, including quotes from GOP presidential candidates about Clinton using a private email server. One document stated specific requirements for hiring Clinton as a speaker, including a $225,000 speaking fee (plus expenses) and that she would only fly in a “Gulfstream 450 or larger” private chartered jet.

In a document specifically geared towards relations with the media, there was mention of “off-the-record conversations and oppo pitches to help pitch stories with no fingerprints and utilize reporters to drive a message.” This suggests that mainstream media may have been fed talking points that strongly supported a Clinton nomination.

And yet more documents show “HRC election plans” that include talking points Clinton used directly during her campaign. These just add more fuel to the fire of accusations that the DNC completely favored Clinton over Sanders or any other candidate, and worked very hard to make her look good.

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Alexandra Jacobo is a progressive writer, activist, and mother who began her political involvement in earnest passing out blankets to occupiers in Zuccotti Park in 2011. She is concerned with educating the public and inspiring them to take action on progressive issues that promote positive change at home and abroad.

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