PHILADELPHIA, PA - JULY 26: Interim chair of the Democratic National Committee, Donna Brazile delivers remarks on the second day of the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Center, July 26, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
Joy Johnston, Cox Media Group National Content Desk
Donna Brazile admitted in a revealing essay published Friday in Time that she did send emails to the Clinton campaign with town hall topic questions ahead of the events.
In the essay titled, "Donna Brazile: Russian DNC Narrative Played Out Exactly As They Hoped," Brazile discusses her belief that the Russians deliberately interfered with the Democratic party and the Clinton campaign to sway election results, and calls for an independent commission to investigate. Brazile also accuses the Russians of "selectively releasing" emails that "made it look like I was in the tank for Secretary Clinton."
As Brazile discusses the October release of emails by Wikileaks that appeared to show she forwarded town hall questions to the Clinton camp, she writes that among the many that she did in her role with the Democratic party was to "share potential town hall topics with the Clinton campaign." Brazile writes that her job was to make “all Democratic candidates look good, and I worked closely with both campaigns to make that happen. But sending those emails was a mistake I will forever regret."