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Democratic National Committee Vice Chair Donna Brazile takes the stage during the second day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia , Tuesday, July 26, 2016. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Hacked emails show the chairwoman of the DNC leaked a debate question to Clinton


Donna Brazile warned the Hillary Clinton campaign about one of the questions before a primary debate, according to a recently leaked email from Wikileaks.

Brazile, named the party's interim chair, worked as a CNN contributor and vice-chair of the Democratic National Committee when the email was sent in March. The DNC is not supposed to back a candidate in the primaries, though previously leaked emails implied the committee was favoring Clinton over Bernie Sanders.

Her family has lead poison and she will ask what, if anything, will Hillary do as president to help the ppl of Flint.
Leaked email from Donna Brazile

The email said Clinton would be asked a question "from a woman with a rash" about what she would do to help the people of Flint, Michigan. It seems to supply an answer: "Folks, I did a service project today. It's so tragic. And what's worse, some homes have not been tested and it's important to encourage seniors to also get tested."

CNN said in a statement that it did not give Brazile access to any debate questions and was "completely uncomfortable with what we have learned."

The network also said it suspended her contract in July when she became the DNC's interim chair and officially accepted her resignation on Oct. 14. 

Brazile reacted to the news somewhat vaguely on Twitter.

In the 2011 statement mentioned in the above tweet, Brazile wrote, "As a longtime political activist with deep ties to our party, I supported all of our candidates for president. I often shared my thoughts with each and every campaign, and any suggestions that indicate otherwise are simply untrue."

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