CNN announced Monday that it had severed ties with acting Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Donna Brazile in the wake of leaked emails showing that she shared questions for CNN-sponsored candidate events with friends on Hillary Clinton’s campaign.
Lauren Pratapas, a network spokeswoman said,
“We are completely uncomfortable with what we have learned about her interactions with the Clinton campaign while she was a CNN contributor.”
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump told supporters Monday in Grand Rapids, Michigan, that the episode during the Democratic primary was fresh evidence that the media have rigged the election system in favor of Mrs. Clinton.
Mr. Trump said,
“Speaking of draining the swamp, Donna Brazile did it again. WikiLeaks today, she gave the questions to a debate to Hillary Clinton. And that was from a couple of weeks ago.
Happened again, but this time far worse. She gave the questions to a debate to Hillary Clinton.”
CNN said it had accepted Ms. Brazile’s resignation as an on-air political analyst on Oct. 14.