Well over a year ago, mass media observers in the United States saw the definite trend. The mainstream media – the old guard – were avoiding stories that put Hillary Clinton in a bad light. There really was no reason to doubt or need to prove this. However, Guccifer 2.0, a Russian hacker, provided Wikileaks with a treasure trove of emails they claim came from seven top Democratic National Committee officials:
- Communications Director Luis Miranda — 10770 emails.
- National Finance Director Jordon Kaplan — 3797 emails.
- Finance Chief of Staff Scott Comer — 3095 emails.
- Finance Director of Data & Strategic Initiatives Daniel Parrish — 1472 emails.
- Finance Director Allen Zachary — 1611 emails.
- Senior Advisor Andrew Wright — 938 emails.
- Northern California Finance Director Robert (Erik) Stowe — 751 emails.
These emails were sent and received between early 2015 and May of 2016. Far from revealing the bombshells of the emails released from the State Department regarding national security secrets passing through Hillary Clinton’s personal server, these conversation chains demonstrate that the DNC was firmly in cahoots with the mainstream media to sink Bernie Sanders’ candidacy:
Instead of treating Sanders with impartiality, the DNC exhibits resentful disdain toward him and the thousands of disenfranchised voters he could have brought into the party.
“Wondering if there’s a good Bernie narrative for a story, which is that Bernie never ever had his act together, that his campaign was a mess,” wrote DNC Deputy Communications Director Mark Paustenbach to DNC Communications Director Luis Miranda, in response to backlash over DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz shutting off the Sanders campaign’s access to voter database files.
And here some of us thought Chuck Todd was one of the good guys. Not so much.
Guccifer 2.0 and wikileaks are teaming up to bring us all this information in preparation for the Democratic National Convention beginning July 25 in Philadelphia. They are determined that the American public see the truth of how superdelegates were manipulated by Clinton and the DNC to give Hillary an edge over any other candidate. (The emails spell it out.) There is evidence of money laundering through the Clinton Foundation to siphon off cash meant to help down ticket candidates. But most of all, the full sequence shows the world that the Democratic National Committee violated its own charter in order to hand Hillary the nomination for president.
The party’s rules, including the use of super delegates—who disproportionately endorsed Clinton before the primaries began—are intended to provide the Democratic Party leverage over the election process. Throughout the primaries, decisions were made by DNC officials to help Clinton build and maintain a lead over Sanders.
More votes were cast for Clinton, but they were cast at the behest of a Democratic Party that downplayed her shortfalls to the extent that Sanders not only had to run against Clinton but also against the entire Democratic Establishment.
And that is intrinsically unfair. There were also plans to push Bernie Sanders on the subject of his faith to effect the outcome of the primaries in West Virginia and Kentucky. Internal fights took place between the Sanders campaign and Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, the DNC chair. Undoubtedly more dirt will be uncovered as the emails are parsed further, but the bottom line is that Sanders’ supporters were and are right to call the Democratic nomination of Hillary Clinton “rigged.”
Stay tuned for the next installment from wikileaks.