Guccifer 2.0, who leaked the documents showing the DNC’s biased support of Clinton since before the primaries began, released a new set of documents that show more questionable activities within the DNC.
The new documents (which can be viewed here) show that Debbie Wasserman Shultz and other key DNC members sought support from corporations with questionable, and definitely anti-progressive, values.
One of the most notable companies the DNC asked for money from was Walmart, a hugely anti-union corporation and the target of many progressive attacks. Then, in what could arguably be a huge conflict on interest, the DNC asked for (and received) a donation from the United Food and Commercial Workers Union, one of the unions that is actually leading and sponsoring strikes at Walmart stores to protest the company’s opposition to higher minimum wage.
In another ironic situation the DNC asks for money from the National Restaurant Association PAC and from McDonald’s. Both of these are active participants in the fight against a $15 minimum wage, which the DNC has had as part of their official platform for almost a year and which was officially approved by the Platform Drafting Committees last weekend.
Another example is the DNC receiving funding from corporations like Verizon and Comcast, even though they also ask for donations from Communications Workers of America (CWA). The CWA is actively fighting against Verizon, Comcast, and many other companies for better wages and working conditions.
Other interesting situations include solicitations for money from large health insurance companies, like Anthem and Cigna, who are directly opposed to the DNC-supported Affordable Care Act; large banking corporations like Wells Fargo and Citigroup, which opposed the passage of the Dodd-Frank Act that was largely supported by the DNC and Obama administration; and Big Pharma companies like Pfizer, who opposes governmental regulation of pharmaceutical drugs, another Democratic party agenda.
So although technically not illegal, it may be of some serious interest to both voters and opposing companies that the DNC doesn’t seem to hold steadfast to its values when it comes to asking for, and accepting, money.