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Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, center right, former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell, center left, and Rep. Bob Brady, D-Pa., right, greet Democratic National Committee (DNC) representatives considering where to host the 2016 convention, including CEO Amy Dacey, left, on Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014 in Philadelphia. Philadelphia is one of five cities bidding to host the convention along with Birmingham, Ala; Columbus, Ohio; the Brooklyn borough of New York, and Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

CEO of Democratic National Committee to resign in wake of email scandal


The CEO of the Democratic National Committee will resign Tuesday in the wake of the committee's email scandal that surfaced just before last week's convention in Philadelphia. 

A senior Democratic official told CNN that Amy Dacey, the highest-ranking official at the DNC, would not be the only one to step down. That official did not name anyone else. 

Dacey's resignation was first reported by Politico

Dacey's resignation comes after leaked emails appeared to show the committee favoring Hillary Clinton over Bernie Sanders during the primary. 

Former DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz didn't gavel in the convention and resigned after the convention ended because of the email scandal. 

The controversy began late last month when approximately 20,000 internal Democratic Party emails were leaked. A handful of those leaked emails appeared to show plans to sabotage Sanders' campaign during the primary. 

The FBI is still investigating whether Russia was involved in the hacking scandal. 

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