Earlier today Jazz wrote about emails which indicate then DNC vice-chair Donna Brazile apparently tipped the Clinton campaign about some online activity the Bernie Sanders campaign was about to launch. Another email discovered in the Wikileaks dump of John Podesta emails shows Brazile sent the Clinton campaign a heads up on March 12 2016 with the subject line “From time to time I get the questions in advance.” Here’s what the email said:
Here’s one that worries me about HRC.
19 states and the District of Columbia have banned the death penalty. 31 states, including Ohio, still have the death penalty. According to the National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty, since 1973, 156 people have been on death row and later set free. Since 1976, 1,414 people have been executed in the U.S. That’s 11% of Americans who were sentenced to die, but later exonerated and freed. Should Ohio and the 30 other states join the current list and abolish the death penalty?
Brazile received an acknowledgement from Clinton campaign bigwig Jennifer Palmieri a few hours later.
What’s significant about this email is that the very next day, March 13, 2016, Hillary Clinton appeared at a town hall event in Ohio hosted by CNN’s Jake Tapper and TVOne’s Roland Martin. During that town hall Hillary Clinton was indeed asked about the death penalty using some of the exact same language used in the question Brazile had forwarded. You can see it yourself in the video below at 1:03:30 but here’s how the question was framed by Roland Martin during the town hall:
Secretary Clinton, since 1976, we have executed 1,414 people in this country. Since 1973, 156 who were convicted have been exonerated from the death row. This gentleman here is one of them. This is Ricky Jackson, wrongfully convicted of murder in 1975, he spent 39 years in prison. He is undecided. Ricky, what is your question?
Ricky Jackson then asked how Clinton could support the death penalty knowing “what we know right now.” Clinton gave a nearly 3 minute answer to that question.
CNN has denied it was possible for anyone to have the questions in advance, telling the Washington Post’s Erik Wemple, “We have never, ever given a town hall question to anyone beforehand.” Brazile, now the chairman of the DNC, also denied it in a lengthy statements given to the Post which reads in part, “As it pertains to the CNN Debates, I never had access to questions and would never have shared them with the candidates if I did.”
That’s all pretty much what you’d expect everyone to say when caught red-handed. But look again at the subject line, “From time to time I get the questions in advance.” What questions? Questions for what? And then look at how similar the question Brazile forwarded is to the one that was asked:
“…since 1973, 156 people have been on death row and later set free. Since 1976, 1,414 people have been executed in the U.S.”
“Secretary Clinton, since 1976, we have executed 1,414 people in this country. Since 1973, 156 who were convicted have been exonerated from the death row.”
Are we supposed to believe that Donna Brazile forwarded a question this similar to the one Clinton was asked a day later but that the two things were not connected somehow?
Finally, consider that the question forwarded to Clinton by Brazile was specifically about the death penalty in Ohio, which just happened to be where the town hall was talking place the next day.
And how did CNN begin this ”Townhall?”
By claiming that neither candidate could possibly have gotten any of the questions in advance.
Collusion, plain and simple.
What was it Podesta said in an email leaked today?
That Hillary should not lie about Bernie to his supporters as she would need them later.
But that she couldn’t seem to help herself.
Gee, for the “most qualified candidate in history” She sure requires a LOT of outside, unethical, unconventional assistance to give her the appearance of qualification.
How much attention with CNN(Communists News Network)be giving this whole thing? Dont expect a feeding freinzie
After colluding with Chris Hayes at MSNBC, Chris Hayes conducted a rehearsed “interview” with Hillary Clinton as word for word with the Wikileaks email.
A-Mess-NBC cant ever trust the peacock never ever trust the peacock
@July 4th American: Wow, just wow!
If Donald Trump did such a thing it would be a scandal!
Meanwhile, I hope you weren’t planning on seeing Hillary on the campaign trail between the 13th and the 25th.
She is taking a few days off. 12 days off.
Romney did this and it cost him the election, btw.
Mrs clinton was in my neighborhood yesterday, lying at “the ohio state university”. It did not go well for her…..
If mrs clinton is taking 12 days off that speaks volumes about the impact of the Wiki-leaks emails. The campaign is furiously trying to deny their existence and at the same time claiming it is the Trump campaign in collusion to release them.
I have heard the worst is yet to be released and there is a video being put together that will be extremely damming….
lil Clinton camp video http://projectveritasaction.com/video/caught-camer…