Brazile's Allegations Show War Is Coming to Democratic Party
Former DNC head accuses Clinton of rigging primary against Sanders
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 2, 2017 3:56 PM CDT
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Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks at the 21st Annual Human Rights Campaign National Dinner on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017 in Washington.   (Kevin Wolf/AP Images for Human Rights Campaign)

(Newser) – Donna Brazile, former head of the Democratic National Committee, made headlines Thursday when she accused the Clinton campaign and DNC of "unethical" behavior and "rigging" the primary in favor of Hillary Clinton. While not containing much new, provable information, Brazile's allegation is equivalent to "taking the smoldering embers of the 2016 primary and throwing some gasoline on them," Aaron Blake writes for the Washington Post. He says the allegations "could lead to some further soul-searching and even bloodletting in the Democratic Party" and could ruin the tenuous unity the Democrats built up in the face of the Trump presidency. Here's what else you need to know about Brazile's bombshell:

  • New York disagrees, stating Brazile's account is "remarkable ... for the substance of its allegations and the melodramatic tenor of its prose." It argues one of the big takeaways is that Brazile believes the future of the Democratic Party is with Bernie Sanders and that she may be positioning herself for a role with the Sanders 2020 campaign.

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