So What’s the Deal with the DNC Email Scandal?

(PHILADELPHIA, Pa.) — On July 22, 2016, over 19,000 emails and 8,000 attachments from Democratic National Committee (DNC) officials were leaked by WikiLeaks, a journalistIc organization that publishes secret information, news leaks, and classified media from anonymous sources.

Two days later, 4,763 Democratic Party delegates gathered in the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia on July 25 to elect the party’s 2016 presidential nominee. This is a lengthy, yet simple, process of counting the delegates until the “magic number” of 2,382 delegates is reached. Even so, this year’s Democratic National Convention was one of the most controversial and corrupt in the party’s history.

The leaked emails contained many messages sent back and forth between DNC officials on incriminating and unethical topics surrounding the 2016 election.

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Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) addresses a rally in support of Social Security in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill March 28, 2011 in Washington, DC.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

So who is most upset over these emails? The Bernie Sanders supporters are, by far. Many of these emails suggest that the DNC was heavily biased towards the Clinton campaign over the Sanders campaign.

“Does he believe in a God? He had skated on saying he has a Jewish heritage. I think I read he is an atheist. This could make several points difference with my peeps. My Southern Baptist peeps would draw a big difference between a Jew and an atheist.”

The excerpt above came from one of the leaked emails, sent by one DNC official to another, which discusses ways to expose Senator Sanders’ questionable religious beliefs to southern Christian voters.

Many right-wing voters believe that the media is dominated by liberal bias, and using WikiLeaks as evidence, this might prove to be true. An email sent from a DNC official to another with ties to MSNBC, shows a DNC official requesting that a segment on a MSNBC talk show be cut off immediately after the host discusses the relationship between Clinton and the DNC.

“Can we pull the commentary segment right now on msnbc? Talking about the DNC and the relationship between the DNC and the Clinton campaign.”

The above excerpt from yet another leaked email suggests that the DNC has an intel-feeding spy within the Sanders campaign office. The spy, referred to as “Kay,” is giving this DNC official tips of exactly when Sanders is going to speak at a political event in Alaska.

“Kay told me she has friends inside the Bernie organization there who may be able to provide some more information… There’s no way Kay doesn’t have someone who can get her intel. We need to push them…. When is he speaking compared to when she is speaking? Adding a few more people. We need as much Intel as you can provide.”

Since these near 20,000 emails have been leaked, Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, head of the DNC, has resigned. She told the thousands at attendance at the Democratic National Convention that she “took one for the team” by resigning from her leadership role.

Former Head of the Democratic National Committee, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, speaks at a Hillary Clinton rally in Miami on July 23, 2016. Wasserman Schhultz has since resigned from her leadership role after over 19,000 emails from DNC officials were leaked. (Photo by Gaston de Cardenas, French Press Agency)

Wasserman-Schultz is not out of the political scene, however. She still holds a spot in the House of Representatives as a democratic representative, and is running for another term in Congress. She also continues to endorse Hillary Clinton, speaking at many of her rallies.

This nightmare might not be over for the DNC. Julian Assange, co-founder of WikiLeaks, told Fox News on Aug. 24, 2016, that his company is soon to release even more uncovered emails that could further “damage the presidential candidacy of Hillary Clinton.” Assange told Fox News that this new information will be “significant” and that it contains “unexpected” angles.

Whether new information concerning the DNC is released or not, the troubles are far from over for the Democratic party and their front runner, Hillary Clinton.

One comment

  1. Debbie Wasserman-Shultz is a member of the U.S. House of Representatives (Florida’s 23rd District) not the Senate. She continues to endorse Hillary Clinton because she was hired by the Clinton Campaign as a Co-Chairperson.



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