Things just got harder for the Democrat Party and Hillary Clinton…a lot harder.
As Donald Trump continues to press his case with disaffected Bernie Sanders supporters, the job just got a lot easier things to Wikileaks.
The Associated Press have the ugly details rocking the Democrat National Committee…
A cache of more than 19,000 emails from Democratic party officials, leaked in advance of Hillary Clinton’s nomination at the party’s convention next week in Philadelphia, details the acrimonious split between the Democratic National Committee and Clinton’s former rival, Sen. Bernie Sanders.
Several emails posted by Wikileaks on its document disclosure website show DNC officials scoffing at Sanders and his supporters and in one instance, questioning his commitment to his Jewish religion. Some emails also show DNC and White House officials mulling whether to invite guests with controversial backgrounds to Democratic party events.
The Sanders campaign was quick to fire back and pointed out the obvious…that this is terrible for Hillary Clinton.
Sanders campaign manager Jeff Weaver said Saturday that the emails show “what many of us have known for some time, that there were certainly people at the DNC who were actively helping the Clinton effort and trying to hurt Bernie Sanders’ campaign.”
Weaver said the emails showed that the DNC’s “senior staffers” attacked Sanders about his religion and had roles in “planting negative stories about him with religious leaders in various states.”
Weaver also said the emails may make it harder to promote party unity as Sanders’ supporters mix with Clinton’s majority at the Philadelphia convention. Sanders endorsed Clinton and appeared with him earlier this month in Vermont, but there are concerns over whether some of his embittered supporters might sit out the election this fall.
The biggest beneficiary is Donald Trump. It is essential that he tap into the anti-Hillary vote. Many of those voters supported Sanders. With this release, the only question is will Trump be successful or will they simply stay home?
Source: Associated Press