Lock Her Up? Even those who chanted at Trump rallies in 2016, hoping Hillary Clinton would go to jail, did not think it was more than a fun pipe dream.
But a bombshell story just crossed the wires, and it comes direct from a media stronghold which has (formerly) supported Hillary lock, stock and barrel for 30 years.
Former/interim DNC Chairwoman Donna Brazile has revealed in Politico (an NBC website!) that she has proof Hillary Clinton rigged the 2016 Primary Election against Bernie Sanders, funneling millions of dollars away from his campaign and into #StrongerTogether through the DNC.
Clinton also secretly controlled the Democratic “Get Out The Vote” effort and often used it to enhance her vote or sabotage the Sanders vote, writes Brazile.
More from Brazile/Politico:
I had promised Bernie when I took the helm of the Democratic National Committee after the convention that I would get to the bottom of whether Hillary Clinton’s team had rigged the nomination process, as a cache of emails stolen by Russian hackers and posted online had suggested. I’d had my suspicions from the moment I walked in the door of the DNC a month or so earlier, based on the leaked emails. But who knew if some of them might have been forged? I needed to have solid proof, and so did Bernie.
So I followed the money.
By September 7, the day I called Bernie, I had found my proof and it broke my heart.
States kept less than half of 1 percent of the $82 million they had amassed from the extravagant fund-raisers Hillary’s campaign was holding, just as Gary had described to me when he and I talked in August. When the Politico story described this arrangement as “essentially … money laundering” for the Clinton campaign, Hillary’s people were outraged at being accused of doing something shady.
Bernie’s people were angry for their own reasons, saying this was part of a calculated strategy to throw the nomination to Hillary.
I wanted to believe Hillary, who made campaign finance reform part of her platform, but I had made this pledge to Bernie and did not want to disappoint him.
I kept asking the party lawyers and the DNC staff to show me the agreements that the party had made for sharing the money they raised, but there was a lot of shuffling of feet and looking the other way.
When I got back from a vacation in Martha’s Vineyard, I at last found the document that described it all: the Joint Fund-Raising Agreement between the DNC, the Hillary Victory Fund, and Hillary for America.
The agreement—signed by Amy Dacey, the former CEO of the DNC, and Robby Mook with a copy to Marc Elias—specified that in exchange for raising money and investing in the DNC, Hillary would control the party’s finances, strategy, and all the money raised.
This is most likely the death knell for Hillary Clinton’s long career in politics.
Will she be criminally charged for defrauding the Bernie campaign? Stay tuned.