Bernie Sanders campaign manager Jeff Weaver said his team was “disappointed” by the emails from the Democratic National Committee leaked through WikiLeaks, which seemed to reveal staff in the party working to support Hillary Clinton.
“Someone does have to be held accountable,” Weaver said during an interview with ABC News. “We spent 48 hours of public attention worrying about who in the [Donald] Trump campaign was going to be held responsible for the fact that some lines of Mrs. Obama’s speech were taken by Mrs. Trump [seems they were inserted by a Democrat to embarrass Trump, see here]. Someone in the DNC needs to be held at least as accountable as the Trump campaign.”
The DNC is supposed to be neutral towards the various Democrat candidates in the primary contests. It was widely alleged the DNC were completely behind Clinton; now it’s official. Would Sanders have won if it had been a fair contest?
“Everybody is disappointed that much of what we felt was happening at the DNC was in fact happening, that you had in this case a clear example of the DNC taking sides and looking to place negative information into the political process.
“We have an electoral process. The DNC, by its charter, is required to be neutral among the candidates. Clearly it was not,” Weaver said, responding for the first time to the growing controversy. “We had obviously pointed that out in a number of instances prior to this, and these emails just bear that out.”
Another member of Sanders’ staff, Rania Batrice put it this way: “Everything our fans have been saying — and they were beaten down for and called conspiracy theorists — and now it’s in black and white.” …
The DNC wanted to smear Sanders for being Jewish.
Several of the emails released indicate that the officials, including Wasserman Schultz, grew increasingly agitated with Sanders and his campaign as the primary season advanced, in one instance even floating bringing up Sanders’ religion to try and minimize his support.
Hillary winning by chicanery, again.
UPDATE: The head of the DNC, Debbie Wasserman Schulz, resigned after this.