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FILE - In this March 21, 2016 file photo, Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chair, Rep Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla. is interviewed in New York. (APAP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Debbie Wasserman Schultz to resign as DNC chair after convention


Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Shultz announced her resignation Sunday after thousands of embarrassing emails were leaked.

Her resignation will take effect at the end of the Democratic National Convention, according to the Washington Post.

"As Party Chair, this week I will open and close the Convention and I will address our delegates about the stakes involved in this election not only for Democrats, but for all Americans," she said in a statement. 

Hillary Clinton released a statement on the resignation of Wasserman Schultz Sunday afternoon: 

"I want to thank my longtime friend Debbie Wasserman Schultz for her leadership of the Democratic National Committee over the past five years. I am grateful to Debbie for getting the Democratic Party to this year's historic convention in Philadelphia, and I know that this week's events will be a success thanks to her hard work and leadership." 

Donald Trump responded on Twitter saying: "I always said that Debbie Wasserman Schultz was overrated. The Dems Convention is cracking up and Bernie is exhausted, no energy left!" 

UPDATE: Debbie Wasserman Schultz is no longer the chair of the Democratic National Convention, according to NPR.

Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-OH) has been named the  "permanent" chair in Wasserman's stead.  

This comes after a series of thousands of leaked DNC emails imply the party was trying to favor Clinton over Sanders. 

After nearly 20,000 emails from the Democratic National Committee were leaked by hackers, some of which allegedly show the group showing favoritism to Hillary Clinton over Bernie Sanders, the group's head won't speak at the party's convention this week.

Debbie Wasserman Schultz has been "quarantined" to "keep the peace," particularly among Sanders supporters, a source told CNN. 

The DNC is supposed to be impartial in the primary, but some of the emails seem to show discussions of perceived political weaknesses in Sanders that could be brought up by Clinton and her supporters. 

On ABC News' "This Week" Sunday, Bernie Sanders called for Wasserman Schultz to resign.

This could make several points difference with my peeps. My Southern Baptist peeps would draw a big difference between a Jew and an atheist.
DNC CFO Brad Marshall, in an email

Among the emails is one from chief financial officer Brad Marshall showing that Sanders' religious beliefs could come under fire.

In one leaked email, Wasserman Schultz called a party member who called the DNC "undemocratic" a "damn liar." 

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Debbie Wasserman Schultz to resign as DNC chair after convention

Baltimore mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake decried accusations of impartiality in the committee.

Sanders hasn't responded to the leaks so far on Twitter. But Donald Trump has.

In a typo-ridden tweet, he took this as another chance to rail against new VP pick Tim Kaine.

Do these emails change how you feel about Hillary?

WikiLeaks claimed that the emails was "part one of our new Hillary Leaks series."

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