TWEETSTORM: Trump Demands Criminal Probe Into Donna Brazile’s Claim Of “Rigged” Democratic Primaries

CBS News reports:

Donald Trump has seized upon former acting Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chair Donna Brazile’s assertion that the DNC rigged the primaries in favor of Hillary Clinton. In a new book, Brazile says that former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton effectively took control of the DNC months before she won the nomination.

The DNC issued a statement claiming that the party had been neutral even though Clinton was the only candidate with a joint fundraising agreement with the party during the presidential primaries.

“The DNC must remain neutral in the presidential primary process, and there shouldn’t even be a perception that the DNC is interfering in that process,” DNC communications director Xochitl Hinjosa said in a statement.

“Joint fundraising committees were created between the DNC and both Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders in attempt to raise the general election funds needed to win in 2016. Clinton was the only candidate who raised money for the party through her joint fundraising committee with the DNC, which would benefit any candidate coming out of the presidential primary process.”

  • Sam_Handwich

    Flynn indictment coming?

    • Tawreos

      Possibly, I think Mueller still has 4 sealed indictments that have yet to be made public.

      • Paul

        Doesn’t Revelations have some stuff about seals being opened and trumpets blaring?

        In this case it’s Trumpanzees. 😉

        • cleos_mom

          Though Melania doesn’t quite fit the description of Babylon’s favorite working girl.

    • djcoastermark

      It is Friday, and the day is young.

      • clay

        and Donny will be contained in a pressurized metal tube at high altitude, shortly.

        • djcoastermark

          please oh please.

    • Oscarlating Wildely

      He has to be one of them. I mean, really!

  • DaddyRay
    • Blake Jordan

      EW has just lost her shot at getting the democratic nomination, pandering to the bernie nut fringe (not all bernie supporters) minority!!!

      • Gerry Fisher

        I agree. I had been a big fan, but she lost me with this one.

      • Oscarlating Wildely

        Ding, ding, ding, ding.

        Sorry, Liz, that shat-in bed reeks.

      • Pluto Animus

        By alleging Sanders was cheated, Warren is hurting her own chances in 2020, while ironically boosting Bernie’s.

        How disappointing.

      • cleos_mom

        But Elizabeth Warren was very useful for that fringe last year. They could spew all the sexist sewage they wanted about Clinton and then insist that they weren’t sexist because “I just love Elizabeth Warren.”

        You know.

        Sort of like those Jim Crow diehards who went to see Sidney Poitier movies a little over a half century ago.

        • Joseph Miceli

          And that is Elizabeth Warren’s fault so now we can all hate her as much as Bernie.
          Here we go again.

          • cleos_mom

            The “block” function is on the blink.

            Until it’s fixed go bugger yourself with a fencepost, troll.

          • Joseph Miceli

            So…after 15 years of conversation, I disagree with you on this so you block me? Thanks. I appreciate that.

          • Joseph Miceli

            I STILL can’t believe you called me a troll after all these years. I shouldn’t be hurt but I am.

      • Joseph Miceli

        What kind of evidence does it take for you guys to say “I was wrong?” It was rigged. Hardly surprising, since that’s what you do when you are a political animal. I don’t blame Hillary for doing it but it was done in such a ham handed, hubristic manner that she got caught.
        That might give you some insight into what her presidency would have looked like. Still, better Hillary than Cheeto Hitler.

    • TK

      Jesus, Elizabeth. The Clinton campaign is guilty of arrogance. They assumed way too early on they would be the nominee and took control. Hillary was always going to be the freaking nominee.

      • Blake Jordan

        Sec. Clinton pumped in a shit ton of money into the failing DNC, and nothing else!!!
        No rules were changed, or nothing else (significantly) bad was done to BS.

        BS failed because he wrote off the concerns of the Dem majority as “identity politics”!!!!!

        • Joseph Miceli

          Collusion to fix the votes was not “nothing.” Sharing the same campaign offices and …in some cases…staff, with the DNC was not “nothing.”
          Look, I get it. I voted for her, but we all knew it was a coronation. You argue that BS (how cute!) failed because he wrote off the concerns of the Dem majority. Well, Clinton failed because she failed to address the concerns of the Dem minority. She simply did not have what it took to get beyond 30 years of smears. That is just life.
          The real question is will the Dems change to have an open and this time HONEST primary?

    • Strepsi

      The DNS’s internal shenanigans, though harmful to Dems’ chances, are not criminal – and nothing compared to the ACTUAL criminal activity and ACTUAL treason of the GOP!

      But I can’t stand talking to so many American colleagues right now who are on this “both sides” thing. The DNC is a crap organization, but the Trump administration is explosive, C-difficilie infected diarrhea that has caused a worldwide outbreak of illness.

    • Ray Taylor

      She has lost it, just petty squealing.

    • Ninja0980

      She lost her chance with the nomination on this one, she really did.

      • Joseph Miceli

        Bullshit. Because that woman has the strength and integrity to tell the truth no matter the cost you would throw her under the bus? You guys need to get beyond this Hillary crap. She lost. She lost for a LOT of reasons. Elizabeth Warren is a shining star in a field of mud and when she speaks you need to listen! The DNC sucks and it needs to reform BEFORE the next election. Open and Honest primaries instead of coronations are not too much to ask.

  • TK

    Donna had perfect timing on this one. Talk about free publicity, her sales should be great.

  • Rex

    Didn’t the presidential campaign end, like, a year ago?

    • Blake Jordan

      Blame it on the greedy / attention seeking Brazile, who has no actual evidence, but still claims “rigging”!!!!
      All to sell her shitty book!!!

      • BJORN RAGNVALDR

        Her “evidence” is nothing more than how these things work for whichever person becomes the presumptive nominee, nothing special or different occurred here.
        Fucking shit stirrer with a book to sell, nothing more.

    • Todd20036

      It’s a “hey look squirrel” moment.
      Mueller is getting closer.

    • OdieDenCO

      only for a day or two. remember donny filed paperwork to run in 2020 right after the inauguration

      • evan_or

        He did that, for one reason, so that not-for-profits couldn’t speak against him.

    • Chris Baker

      Trump seems a like a very angry winner. I don’t recall any winner being so upset about the actions of the loser like Donald is. Did Bush ever talk about Gore or Kerry? Did Obama ever talk about McCain and Romney? He appears to be mentally and emotionally unstable.

      And doesn’t he, as President, have better things to do? I suppose as long as he’s obsessing about an election he won, and out golfing, his isn’t focused on f-ing up the country.

      • Rex

        I think you know the answers to your questions.

  • netxtown

    Contracts are worth jack shit unless all parties sign. So the DNC was well aware of any contractual language. And they liked it.

  • Ziad Baaklini

    I don’t understand. Why are American liberals infighting over something as asinine as this?

    Self-destructive doesn’t begin to describe you.

    • TK

      Because there is a book to sell.

      • Tawreos

        And butthurt feelings that can’t be let go of.

      • S1AMER

        True, unfortunately.

        Plus old scabs to be ripped off. ‘Cause, you know, nothing’s more important to the nation and the world than Democrats ripping themselves to shreds.

    • BlindBill

      greed? book sales skyrocket with widespread controversy.

    • Butch

      Fortunately there are no elections in 2018 so it won’t matter if this issue suppresses the vote. Oh – wait…..

    • Oscarlating Wildely

      Because we never learn.

      We have to fall in love and get pissed when we feel scorned.

      And Republicans fall in line and get in line to vote even when they’re scorned.

      • Todd20036

        Scorned? Hell, they can be impoverished, have their jobs taken away, and even killed by the Nazis, and they’ll STILL vote for them

        • Oscarlating Wildely

          Yep, and smile as they’re doing so. And thank Jeebus for the luxury.

          • Todd20036

            One of the reasons we question our potential leaders is that we think. I’m actually ok with this.
            It’s when people lose sight of their pragmatism and let a Nazi slip into the WH that pisses me off

        • Joseph Miceli

          That’s because no matter what they suffer, its okay as long as you and I can’t live openly and the blacks suffer more.

      • Paul

        Their candidate could call them a bunch of dumb fucks and they’d still vote for them.

    • Todd20036

      And because Elizabeth Warren just realized that no one really wants her in 2020

      • GayOldLady

        Like I’ve been saying, she’s too old to run for POTUS and she knows it. Bernie is also too old. We need youthful candidates.

      • Joseph Miceli

        Why? Too progressive for you? Mad because she walks the walk when all the others do is talk?
        What the fuck is wrong with you people? When did the Dems suddenly start hating progressives? When did Dems and Progressives become different things? I think Dems need to change their platform to a more “Republican lite” set of proposals so they can be more honest about their intentions then.

        • Ninja0980

          When certain progressives decided to attack any and all Democrats who didn’t meet their purity tests, that’s when.
          When they push the idea that it’s okay to split the vote or stay home and the hell with the rest of us.

          • Joseph Miceli

            Yes, that is exactly what Elizabeth Warren is and says. Tarnishing good people is something Republicans do. I never thought I’d see “my side” do it.

    • Reality.Bites

      How does one stop the ones who want to fight?

      Let’s say I decided to pick a stupid fight with you here on JMG. You could choose not to engage with me, but you alone couldn’t shut me up. The disapproval of the bulk of the JMG community might have an effect, but let’s say I didn’t care about that.

      At some point Joe might ban me, but if my primary goal was harassing you, I imagine I could get new accounts, comment as a guest, post from public access points, etc. If I’m crazy enough, only the law could stop me by imposing extraordinary sanctions like jail, ban on internet usage, etc. And if somehow down the road I acquired crazy followers who made harassing you their mission in life, well then there truly would be nothing you – or I, for that matter – could do to stop it.

      So as long as I’m nuts, it doesn’t matter whether you want to fight, whether you’re in the right, whether my grievance with you has any merit. I have the public platform and it’s remarkably difficult to take it away from me.

      There’s a presumption that because people share some broad beliefs that they’re on the same side. But that’s not the case. My side (were I an American) would be electing Democrats to as many positions as possible.

      Years ago in Canada I became not a Liberal, not a New Democrat, but a non-Conservative. It took Canadians ten years to get our act together and get rid of a government most of us hated and replaced it with one most of us can tolerate.

      Because that’s the best you ever get. It’s the best any country gets. A government they can tolerate. Most of the people, most of the time. When you don’t dwell on it a lot.

    • Joe in PA

      $$$

    • Jeffg166

      I am not a member of any organized political party. I am a Democrat.
      Will Roger

    • Ninja0980

      Because some of them are just as selfish as conservatives are, that’s why.

      • Joseph Miceli

        Yet some of them are real Progressives who fight for workers and the middle class. The rest are just bankster Dems, very little different from their Republican brothers across the aisle.

    • Joseph Miceli

      Agreed! Why Hillary supporters can’t let this go is beyond me. She lost. Her political career is OVER! She is basically dead to politics and her endorsement would be a death knell to a new candidate.
      What we SHOULD be focusing on is who to run next. Are we doing that? No. Instead we are maligning the possible candidates for next time around, like Sanders and Warren. You know, like this was American Idol or something.
      This site…I love it, it keeps me sane, but sometimes…….

    • cleos_mom

      Because the Democrats are a major political party and this threatens to divide them even more.

      Assuming you’re interested (doubtful but possible), you might want to check this out.

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_political_parties_in_the_United_States

  • Karl Dubhe

    The only reaction to Trump’s tweets that I have remaining is to say “damn, he’s still alive, eh?”

    I wish him a quiet farewell. Enough of this…

    • Todd20036

      If he died screaming, I wouldn’t pity him.

      • Karl Dubhe

        He’s making everyone more like him.

        I hate that. 🙁

        • JW Swift

          Exactly! It’s not just the direct damage he’s doing to this country, but that everyone now seems to think that this kind of behavior is OK.

  • romanhans

    And the bar for Worst President Ever drops another twelve feet.

    ——–

    Donald Trump has repeated one of his favourite political slurs, referring to the Democrat senator Elizabeth Warren as “Pocahontas” in reference to her Native American background.

    The President regularly referred to Ms Warren using the racist term on the campaign trail, before he won the presidency almost exactly one year ago.

    He has previously said he regrets using the term. In an interview with Fox News in June 2016, he said: “I do regret calling her Pocahontas, because I think it’s a tremendous insult to Pocahontas.”

    • cleos_mom

      “I do regret calling her Pocahontas, because I think it’s a tremendous insult to Pocahontas.”

      Judging from recent developments he might just be right. (Unbelievable, I know)

  • Gerry Fisher

    Nothing illegal going on there, Twitler, unlike your sexual harassments, stiffing contractors, and money laundering.

    • Tulle Christensen

      Yes true but an excellent source of distraction, both Brazile and Warren talking about it makes it even bigger distraction

      • cleos_mom

        Warren in particular is putting her sanctified bovine status in jeopardy.
        .
        https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/6e2536f773a4cb0f1928bc9770444701d82ebe731c9ee52e6f8622e3fc7a2d17.jpg

        • Joseph Miceli

          Warren isn’t afraid to speak the truth, no matter if it makes some uncomfortable.

          • ChrisInKansas

            Jesus, I’m so tired of seeing all of your Warren Is Right, Clinton Is A Crook shit in this thread. Blocked.

          • cleos_mom

            And this *would* be the day that I can’t get the Block function to work. But all of us are familiar with our unbeloved resident MAGAts and purity ponies.

          • Joseph Miceli

            Never wrote that. Liar.

          • Joseph Miceli

            As for Hillary, she is a consummate public servant with a stellar record of accomplishment who has been unfairly smeared by Republicans for over 30 years. I have defended her over and over. I’m sorry that you disagree with what I wrote, but don’t misstate my position.

          • Joseph Miceli

            Am I still blocked?

  • DaddyRay

    And the Democrats will once again snatch defeat from the jaws of victory all because someone wanted to sell some books

    • Blake Jordan

      But it is not the democrats as whole, just a small number of individuals taking advantage of a small yet significant chunk of stupid left voters.

      • Todd20036

        SOme of whom comment in this forum. (Not you, Blake or Daddy)

        • GayOldLady

          And I’m tired of countering them. I’ve been defending Hillary for the past 2 years to these folks.

          • Todd20036

            I’m thinking of blocking more of them. My issue isn’t even the fact that they cannot let this go. My issue is that come 2020, they won’t vote for the democrat because he/she isn’t “perfect” enough

          • GayOldLady

            That’s probably what I’ll do too.

          • Ninja0980

            Same here, and all the while having to be told I”m a DINO etc.

          • GayOldLady

            It’s tiring, isn’t it. They don’t even know what a DINO is.

          • Ninja0980

            Yup, and if someone points out the record of an actual DINO like Tulsi Gabbard, they get ticked just like the Trumpbots do.

  • worstcultever
    • Gerry Fisher

      THIS

    • DaddyRay

      Exactly – Bernie expected to use the DNC infrastructure while not being a Dem and be part of the building of the DNC

      • GayOldLady

        Or without helping it raise money. I commented yesterday that one way to look at it is Hillary Clinton made it possible, via her campaign funds, for Bernie to run as a Democrat. She paid the DNC debts and kept it afloat. No contest rules were changed. No contest dates were changed. She may have received more favorable debate dates. Still all the rules of the Primary were the same as they were when Barack Obama defeated her in 2008.

        • Gustav2

          …and Bernie Sanders and his supporters didn’t want to follow the existing rules. Even Nina Turner didn’t understand (or couldn’t rally the troops understanding) the individual state parties have small, but important, different rules for caucuses.
          They did not run a smart campaign, they ran an angry insurgent campaign from the beginning.

          THE SYSTEM IS BROKEN SO WE DON’T NEED NO RULES!

        • Duh-David

          I honestly can’t recall; at that point, besides Hillary, were there any other members of the Democratic Party running for president?

          • GayOldLady

            From what I can tell Bernie announced on April 28, 2015, Hillary announced on April 12, 2015, Martin O’Malley on May 30, 2015. The contract was signed in August 2015. Brazile doesn’t give a contract day, just month and year. The contract was signed well before Bernie was on anyone’s radar. The first Debate was Oct 13, 2015. From the Politico article I read the DNC was literally on the verge of Bankruptcy due to debt incurred from the Obama Campaign and mismanagement. The Obama For America was supposed to pay off the debt, but hadn’t and the DNC was scrambling to run a primary. Brazile claims as a board member she knew nothing about the contract and only found it when trying to assure Bernie that there had been nothing done by the DNC to favor Hillary. I find that hard to believe and think she seems a bit desperate to CYA. Brazile also claims that she searched for signs within the DNC operations that there were things done to benefit Hillary and not Bernie and claims she found nothing. In essence, Hillary took on a 26 million dollar DNC debt, kept the DNC up and running by paying it’s monthly bills and paid her campaign back while raising money for down ticket candidates. Brazile claims that HFA kept a large piece of the pie in fundraising events that helped State candidates, but what she doesn’t say is that HFA had to pay for those events out of their own campaign coffers and that they were entitled to reimburse themselves and to keep the lions share of the proceeds. It’s really a tale of incompetency by the DNC and a bit of opportunism by HFA. I totally understand why HFA wanted some say over staff since the DNC staff was so obviously incompetent. I wish that HFA hadn’t done this, but had instead arranged for some outside financing to save the DNC, but they didn’t and now Brazile is going to make a few millions off of her own lack of interest and involvement as a sitting Board member of the DNC.

          • Duh-David

            Thank you. I had forgotten Martin J. O’Malley [D] (May 30, 2015 – February 1, 2016).

            So, Martin might have a grievance, but not Bernard or Donald.

          • GayOldLady

            Donald Trump has no grievance whatsoever. Bernie, imho, has no grievance either. He’s never been a Democrat and used the party to reach his own goal. He’s spent a career railing against the 2-party system, yet he used one of those 2 parties to seek the presidency. His candidacy would not have gotten off the ground without the DNC donor database and the debates. O’Malley, as a lifelong Democrat, might have a grievance if he can prove that he was somehow disadvantaged by the Hillary Campaign handling of DNC debt and operations. I don’t believe he can.

          • GayOldLady

            Also, Bernie was the beneficiary of Russian meddling in our election. The Russian placed ads on FB favoring Bernie and bashing Hillary. Jill Stein also got favorable treatment by Russian ops.

          • It was clear early last year that a lot of the “Bernie Bros” were Russian bots. If you pushed them you started getting right wing talking points. Wait. From Bernie supporters? Yep, they were fake.

          • At this point, who sees political ads? Unless I’m looking for them on youtube I never see them. I read stories and go to candidates’ websites. I do this for everyone on the ballot, btw. It’s not that hard. In the past not having money for ad buys doomed you as a candidate but that’s not an issue any more. You just need money for a website and some traction on social media. Does anyone still watch broadcast television? No one I know but my parents and they are almost 90 years old.

      • Lawerence Collins

        Are you even aware as to why Bernie Sanders isn’t a Democrat?
        One day you will become aware that the positions you hold. Are total bullsh*t. I believed the DNC’s lies. I believed Hillary cared about all the people. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/1ff17b980d58cb77fd1161514a9358bd28ea4a402e010aa57dbaadd24cac3e35.jpg

      • MarkBuster

        Keep fighting 2016, boys. Keep calling the progressives and under 40’s “Bros”.

        That will totally help win a federal election

    • MarkBuster

      that’s why god killed his ho

    • JCF

      I got a pearl-clutching email from my local Dem Party (“Poor Bernie! Waaah!”). I told them to cut the BULLSHIT.

  • Michael R

    Stealing someone else’s comment ,
    I knew Joy Reid would shut this the fuck down

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/edbb876da7f2f1e72f3a01995c10123a50c359ca72d979feca48c2c82f6f9855.jpg

    • worstcultever

      Joy gets more magnificent by the day. God she is a treasure. Everybody should be following her.

      • Todd20036

        I’m just not a fan of twitter in general

      • cleos_mom

        But is she young enough?

    • Do Something Nice

      That’s not the point. The point is that the Clinton-DNC contract and alliance was unethical. That the outcome would have been the same is irrelevant.

      And Trump is wrong – there was nothing illegal about the Clinton-DNC alliance.

    • Right now, I want her to run for President in 2020..

      • JCF

        Would Franken/Reid not be the most BRILLIANT Dem ticket ever? Every time they spoke, another Rethug would get eviscerated!

    • greenmanTN

      I want Joy to have Donna B on and ask her WTF?

    • cleos_mom

      Oh, but — but —
      BANKSTERS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
      !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Tomcat

    Because, once again it is just a great big squirrel.

  • Ziad Baaklini
    • Gayer Than Thou

      Well worth a read, particularly the part about how Bernie’s staying in the race meant it took longer for Hillary to become the nominee and thus funds raised could not be distributed until she was. That looked bad for Hilary, but also hurt state parties and local candidates who could have used the money much earlier, but couldn’t get it because, again, Hillary could raise the money but not distribute it until she was the nominee.

  • Bambino
    • djcoastermark

      That thar is some very talented squirr-els. Hypnotic

    • Duh-David

      Is that the Sid and Marty Krofft version of Seven Brides for Seven Brothers?

  • Tawreos

    We needed more fuel to keep the Bernie supporters burning on with their shit. Falling in love with a candidate, no matter how good their ideas seem is a bad idea.

  • Tomcat

    Don’t worry, Morning Joe is on top of this and loves to bash Hillary.

  • GayOldLady

    And again, while this was unseemly, it wasn’t illegal. NO ONE commits a crime by signing a contracting laying out the responsibilities of both parties to commit the crime. The biggest shame in all this is that the DNC was being mismanaged by DWS and OFA hadn’t paid the bills it owed and that without the Hillary campaign it would have folded. In essence what the Clinton campaign did was pay off most of the debt of the DNC, paid it’s monthly bills and paid itself back. I don’t blame them for trying to put people in place to manage what was obviously being mismanaged. And as we see it appears Bernard Sanders didn’t help raise money for the DNC “Joint fundraising committees were created between the DNC and both
    Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders in attempt to raise the general
    election funds needed to win in 2016. Clinton was the only candidate who
    raised money for the party through her joint fundraising committee with
    the DNC, which would benefit any candidate coming out of the
    presidential primary process.” I made the point yesterday that Bernard wouldn’t campaign for down ballot candidates, I suppose because that required using his own campaign funds for the event. Regardless, it’s another distraction when the only thing that matters is DJT’s collusion with Russia.

  • OdieDenCO

    just how does a joint fundraising agreement “rig” a primary in favor of one candidate over another?

    • Acronym Jim

      Because one party to the agreement actually contributed funds to the DNC? I get that Brazille was trying to insinuate that the Clinton campaign had undue influence because of the influx of cash, but that falls apart once it’s revealed that the Sanders campaign had the ability to level the playing field and refused to do so.

  • BJORN RAGNVALDR
  • Tulle Christensen

    Why are people surprised that the DNC was interested in helping a Democrat win the nomination than some independent?

    • downtownla

      Of course the DNC had every right to do what they did. However, if their goal was to attract the new, young, and disaffected voters necessary to win the general election, then it just looks bad. It’s partly why 8 million fewer Obama voters stayed home in 2016. They didn’t like the idea of an establishment/insider candidate.

      • Ninja0980

        So they fucked over the rest of us to prove a point?

        • downtownla

          No, they just feel disempowered. They feel out of the loop. They feel like big things are happening around them and they don’t get a say in it. Trump understood this and gave these people a voice. I’m not justifying it. I am just trying to understand these voters so we can get them re-engaged for the next time.

          • Ninja0980

            If what’s happening now isn’t enough to get them engaged, nothing will.

      • Stanky Leg

        Oh, really? I beg to differ. I know many Hispanics stayed home because Obama deported their relatives at record rates. There’s plenty of blame to go around.

        That being said, if you stayed home, then Donny Dipshit is on you.

        • downtownla

          I voted for Hillary and donated to her campaign. However, I know many of my friends in Michigan, people of color in Detroit, which is where I am originally from, who decided not to vote. Even my mom, who is a reliable Democratic voter told me, it was the difference between someone she hates (trump) and someone she doesn’t like (Clinton). So she sat this one out.

    • cleos_mom

      Because the Purity Ponies we have with us always. Unlike the poor, they deserve no assistance.

  • Lizard

    Guess he hasn’t figured out yet that no one but him and Bernie Bots gives a shit.

    • CanuckDon

      Oh…his band of savage supporters care as well even though they don’t have a blinking clue what any of it is about.

      • Todd20036

        “Liberals are bad.”
        That’s all they need to hear. They have the intelligence and attention span of Neanderthals.
        Or at least, they may be intelligent, but they are critically foolish

  • Frostbite

    Dude, you “won”*, let it go already.

    * And by “won” I mean cheated, bribed, and stole the office you inhabit.

    • Todd20036

      His “win” is STILL the only thing he can brag about 9 months later. He still has nothing else.

      • John30013

        Legislation isn’t everything. He has Gorsuch and a raft of other right wing judges in lower federal courts. He has Cabinet secretaries and Department heads who are actively destroying those departments. And he has ruined America’s reputation around the world as a nation of democracy and fairness.

        The harm he’s done will take decades to repair (if that’s even possible).

    • Blake Jordan

      Donnie is failing bigly, and Mueller is closing in… he has nothing to offer but attacking Sec. Clinton and occasionally Pres. Obama!!!

      • Frostbite

        Ah it’s ok. It will all go away when he fires Mueller.

  • Tawdry D’Tails

    At least Twitler got to use his racist “Pocahontas” tag again…

  • worstcultever

    How to know when a story is irrelevant and/or bullshit? Just observe how hard Dumpy McTreason (and the M$M) picks it up and runs with it.

    • DaddyRay

      Brazile knew this would get picked up by Trump and the MSM and would be great for selling books

  • BlindBill

    There is a fundamental difference between engaging Russia to “rig” an election in your favor (TREASON) and Interfearing with the investigation (IMPEACHABLE OFFENCE) by a SITTING PRESIDENT and what he is whining about to to create a DIVERSION

  • Sam_Handwich
  • ceeenbee
  • tbj5

    He knows news is going to come out soon to definitively prove he colluded with Russia to win the election, and he’s trying to muddy the waters with his rancid stool.

    It’s not going to work.

    • Bluto

      Yes it will. It will feed the “what about Hillary” & bernie purity league crowds to no end.

      • worstcultever

        Sadly it seems to work like a charm, every goddamn time.

        • cleos_mom

          Charms are one of the specialties of the Purity Pony Community.

      • CanuckDon

        And divert the news media too.

  • DaddyRay

    This tweetstorrm is yet another Trump “look over there” play to get the media off of him and the Russia story

    • medaka

      And he’s gonna be here this weekend FFS. Slave-labor queen Ivanka’s already here, sucking up to Abe with empty speeches about empowering women.

  • gaycuckhubby

    Thanks Donna

  • Rebecca Gardner
    • Todd20036

      Becca. We love you. Don’t ever change. But feel free to drink more coffee. You’re at your best when you are jittery!

    • GayOldLady

      It’s the sporadic bouts of schizophrenia that forces him to capitalize

      • marshlc

        I edit user-submitted content for a trivia website. When I tell them to use standard capitalization, I get notes back that say “I am using Standard Capitalization. What are you talking about?”

        Easily 50% of our submissions are from people who would not see anything wrong with Donnie’s tweet. They have no idea how to capitalize, and think that apostrophes are like decorative sprinkles, to be scattered randomly over the text. Remember, these people have voluntarily submitted to a platform that requires them to do quite a bit of writing and research – they are already self-selected to be more literate than the general population.

        • greenmanTN

          You can have my poor, overused, comma button, when you pry it from my cold, dead hands!

          (I’m not that bad but, close. 😁)

          • cleos_mom

            Have you met the semicolon and accepted it as your personal savior? 😉

          • greenmanTN

            I have prostrated myself before the semicolon (but probably fuck up the usage half the time).

  • CPT_Doom

    Gotta love CBS News contradicting themselves in a few paragraphs:

    “The DNC issued a statement claiming that the party had been neutral even though Clinton was the only candidate with a joint fundraising agreement with the party during the presidential primaries.”

    “Joint fundraising committees were created between the DNC and both Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders…”

    From what I’ve read in reporting, both agreements were signed within weeks of each other, and DB seems to have confused a more detailed 2016 agreement with Clinton, when she had clinched but Sanders hadn’t conceded, with the 2015 agreement.

    Meanwhile we know the freaking Attorney General lied repeatedly under oath.

  • Bluto

    Yeah, thanks a lot donna & liz for pissing gasoline all over the DNC & fueling the trumpster fire. Maybe we can shoot for 2024 if there’s a country left.
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/15c8be7cdbbb356ddbc3c20297bf5ff09a9c705bfdcc1589b59aef6a6d889689.gif

    • cleos_mom

      As far as I’m concerned, Donna and Liz are now our enemies. They’re working against their own party.

  • canoebum
  • gaycuckhubby

    Goddamn the Democrats are hopeless.
    They think that Trump is so stupid that people will automatically reject him.
    They are wrong

  • worstcultever

    Must say I’m super disappointed in Warren engaging in this obvious pointless diversionary nonsense.

    • JCF

      Yup. She’s no longer on my Potential Prez nominees list.

  • gaycuckhubby

    Warren is trying to be the “anti-establishment” candidate in 2020.
    Aint gonna happen

  • The Democratic Party is so fucked. Warren just chased me from the ranks.

  • Mark Née Fuzz

    It’s like they’re deliberately trying to dash all hope of reclaiming the country in 2018 and hand it over to GOP again. Warren, Brazile, Sanders all need to STFU.

    • gaycuckhubby

      I just hope Clinton doesn’t jump on this mess

    • Blake Jordan

      3 of the 4 oldest SCOTUS justices are “liberals” (?)… if the GOP gets to replace just 1 of them, the SCOTUS could be lost for decades… sending the USA down a long dark path!!!!

      • cleos_mom

        But “Hillary” isn’t POTUS, so plenty of purity ponies, here at JMG and elsewhere, will be just ducky with that.

      • Ninja0980

        His impact on the lower courts will be bad enough.

  • Friday’s_cat

    Seems like the DNC is pinning their 2018 hopes on a Trump meltdown because they sure as hell don’t have anything else going for them.

    • gaycuckhubby

      If people aren’t rejecting Trump yet they wont in 6 more months

  • Macbill

    Trump is desperately pointing at squirrels to keep the focus elsewhere.

  • worstcultever

    There’s no hell hot enough for the likes of supposed Democrat Donna, throwing Dumpy such a perfectly timed media lifeline.

  • DaddyRay

    Two of the biggest mistakes made during the election were:

    The DNC allowing Bernie to run as a Democrat
    The RNC allowing Trump to run as a Republican

    Both had no part in building or maintaining these organizations and both took advantage of the infrastructure built by years of fundraising, blood sweat and tears. Both also undermined and destroy these respective parties.

    • worstcultever

      +1000

    • Do Something Nice

      Yes, because the party is more important than the candidate. Or something.

      • DaddyRay

        The party is more than just the Presidential candidates

        If Bernie and Trump ran as Independents they would have had to fund and spin up that support themselves. They polarized the election and both engaged in stoking the flames of populism. Both also did not provide support for down ticket candidates that are essential to governing

        • Do Something Nice

          Clinton’s “support” of “down ticket” candidates was a disaster. As for Trump and Sanders, both parties should take note that Americans are fed up with the same old shit.

          Our choice seems to be populism or supporting a plutocracy of billionaires and corporations. That yesterday a billionaire was able to shutter media in New York, DC, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, Shanghai because he had a temper tantrum should make this perfectly clear. It isn’t that I want it to be this way, but it is the way it is.

          • cleos_mom

            Like the brand-new shit do ya?

    • GayOldLady

      Why Bernie ran as a Democrat in his own words: “To run as an independent, you need — you could be a billionaire,” he
      said. “If you’re a billionaire, you can do that. I’m not a billionaire.
      So the structure of American politics today is such that I thought the
      right ethic was to run within the Democratic Party.”

      The man who railed against the 2 party system and has refused to join any party since his days as a Socialist used the DNC to run. E-T-H-I-C-S.

      • DaddyRay

        Both the DNC and RNC are seeing the end result of lettings these leeches in

        • Amanda B. Rekendwith

          And the rest of the world. We’re seeing it, too.

    • Gretchen

      I agree 100%.

  • clay
  • PickyPecker

    I used to have some respect for Brazile, but no longer. She’s shilliing a friggin’ book, so this is all white noise.
    Warren…WTF? You got a book to push too? Shut up and do your job. Take down the orange dingleberry!!!

    • GayOldLady

      Never liked Donna Brazile. She was a lousy campaign manager for Al Gore.

  • kladinvt

    For more than a year, most of us already knew about this “revelation” and we were told to ‘suck it up’. At this point though, it only serves to widen the divide among Dems; unless of course it leads to the ouster of Perez as the head of the DNC and replaces him with Keith Ellison. Then that would be a very good outcome.

    • Gigi

      This is why the DNC scheduled debates when no one would watch. They didn’t want the masses to hear Bernie speak.

      • cleos_mom

        Which ‘masses’ were those? Do their members like being referred to as ‘masses’?

        • Gigi

          The definition of mass is: the majority of. How is saying the majority of his supporters, or “the masses,” offensive?

          • cleos_mom

            Yes it’s offensive because it reduces human beings to the level of statistics. You could have easily have said “majority” but you went for abstraction.

            Of course, one should consider the context; i.e., the Steinbots in general.

          • Gigi

            It wasn’t meant to be offensive. If you chose to take offense even after I explained myself, so be it. Choose your battles. I’m not your enemy.

          • Mike C.

            I think you’re reading too much into this. I didn’t find what Gigi said to be offensive at all.

      • lymis

        Even if that were true, it implies that no Democrats have DVR or the internet.

        So, Hogwash. ESPECIALLY in the case of the average Bernie voter.

  • Gigi

    Is Brazile on Trump’s payroll? It’s like she’s running a distraction campaign for him. The book is BS. She was involved in the DNC war against Sanders. Now she’s trying to pretend she didn’t know? Sit down, Donna!

    • Gustav2

      I figure even with the stock market surging her 401K doesn’t look that good.

  • djcoastermark
  • romanhans

    Remember when we used to think LBJ was nuts because he held business meetings while on the toilet? Trump could poop on a Russian hooker and we’d be like, “There he goes again!”

  • Friday’s_cat

    Brazile, Warren, Pelosi, the Dems worst enemas.

    • worstcultever

      Hold up, I don’t see Pelosi jumping into this squirrel-orgy

      • Friday’s_cat

        2007, “Impeachment is off the table”.

        • danolgb

          It is as long as the GOP holds both houses. This is not really a difficult concept to understand.

        • Blake Jordan

          Is that supposed to be 2017, otherwise what she said 10 years ago is irrelevant…

          Plus the GOP is never going to impeach Donnie, and they have the majority!!!
          Impeachment is off the table, until Dems get the congressional majority.

          FACT!!!!!!

  • Joe in PA

    Are you happy Donna?

    • PickyPecker

      Evidently if she can make a few bucks…..

      • GayOldLady

        Here’s my guess as to why Donna is creating this distraction. The DNC Board of Directors, of which she was a member, is going to have to answer to why they didn’t know about the Financial circumstance of the Party. And my question is, “If you’re on the Board, didn’t you require the Chairwoman to provide you with a financial report of any kind?” Everyone on the Administrative Staff of the DNC dropped the damn ball. OFA which has been hailed as a spectacular money raising machine, dropped the ball. The DNC was flat broke and 20 million in debt and on the precipice of the 2016 primary season, HFA pulled it out of debt LEGALLY, via a signed and sealed contract. The End.

      • worstcultever

        Obviously she DGAF about the nation.

  • justmeeeee

    What about the pedophiles? Where do they come into all this?

    • worstcultever

      Well, in addition to the USA prez, now all our favorite actors and moviemakers are fuckheaded sex creeps. Who of course were all trained at Hillary’s Pedophilia Pizza Parlor.

      • medaka

        I know! I wonder if Flynn’s son will get a medal for re-tweeting that.

        Or just an indictment.

  • And they’ll find the same thing that was found last year; there was no action taken against Sanders that lessened his chance to win, and he lost by nearly four million votes– if the superdelegates had voted for Sanders, they’d be going against the wishes of the voting populace, but the berniebots have never really given a fuck about things like facts.

    • Do Something Nice

      Brazile isn’t a ‘bernibot’. What the DNC and Clinton did was unethical. The outcome doesn’t justify what happened.

      • worstcultever

        Oh my. I’m sure this is all at least as important as a RUSSIAN-INSTALLED CRIME BOSS IN THE WH DESTROYING OUR ENTIRE COUNTRY BY THE HOUR.

        • Do Something Nice

          It’s ok to rob a bank because Trump is worse. Or something.

      • Blake Jordan

        What exactly did happen????

        Sec. Clinton bailed out the DNC, and helped down ticket candidates… without making demands that negatively affected BS’s campaign!!!

        BS failed, because he wrote off issues critical to the democratic base (who are not straight, white people) as “identity politics”…

        Maybe BS’s laser focus on white issues would have helped him win the general election**, but he could not clinch the democratic nomination first…

        **But had he won the primary, a significant portion of his (digital) support would disappear, because it was russian propaganda to hurt Sec. Clinton, and the russian propaganda would go on the attack against him…

        • Do Something Nice

          I don’t care that Sanders won or lost. I supported him because of a few issues, but I saw him as a flawed candidate. I voted for Clinton in November.

          But I care about DNC ethics. The contract between the DNC and the Clinton campaign was unethical and gave Clinton control of finances, staff, schedules, etc, long before the primary.

          If you can’t admit that, if you think that the goal justifies the means, you too are ethically challenged.

          • Lars Littlefield

            How, exactly, was it unethical?

          • Do Something Nice

            It was a takeover of the DNC as a campaign strategy. If the DNC is going to favor a candidate and do whatever they can to support that candidate above all others, why bother with a primary election?

            The Clinton campaign had final say over staffing, including the communications director and scheduling and that was unethical.

          • Lars Littlefield

            The DNC didn’t have a gun held to its head to accept a bailout.

          • Do Something Nice

            That is why I’m finding fault with the DNC, and not so much Clinton. It wasn’t just finances.

          • Blake Jordan

            But no one can actually point to anything, ie provide evidence for, an action Sec. Clinton or the DNC took to disadvantage BS in any significant way…

            It is like people are trying to crucify Sec. Clinton and the DNC because they could have done something, and not because they actually did anything.

            BS was only had majority support from straight, white men amongst those who voted in the primaries… for every other group, ie the Dem majority/base, Sec. Clinton had the majority.

            BS should not have written off the issues important to women, PoC and LGBTQ+s as “identity politics” and focused exclusively on “socialized” education and healthcare.
            He could have easily treated all of it respectfully, and sailed through to winning the Dem nomination.

          • Do Something Nice

            I’m not angry with Clinton, but I am with the DNC. There should have been checks and balances to prevent any candidate from having final authority on DNC operations and decisions until after the primary.

            Again, I’m not defending Bernie. I don’t speculate if he could have won or not because it is a waste of time.

            This is about moving forward.

          • -M-

            Yes, but I’m not sure it was actually before as Brazile alleges.

            https://twitter.com/walkthetalkbern/status/926202283364192257

            https://tttthreads.com/thread/926245857153781760

            Also, no matter who was running the DNC there’s no sign they did anything to disadvantage Sanders. So it would have been a matter of not being as scrupulous about ethics and as they should be rather than exerting undue influence to benefit Clinton’s campaign.

        • JNK

          Wtf are you talking about? A genuine social safety net is not an issue minorities care about? Things like a living wage and universal health care? LMBAO! You partisan hacks are funny as all hell!

        • DevineBovine

          Alternative reality much!?

      • Brazile is an irrelevance.

        The DNC and the Clintons did not do anythign to disadvantage Sanders. He lost because he belittled Democratic voters and expected us to have forgotten his opposition to progressive ideals.

    • Treant

      This. And if the supers had gone against the wishes of the voters and, en masse, voted for Sanders…

      ,,,Clinton still would have won.

  • Charles in Bloomington

    The president can’t spell “led” either.

    • Lars Littlefield

      And at his age no amount of chelation therapy to get the lead out of his system can reverse the damage.

  • DreadPikathulhu

    What a shitshow. I’m back to feeling like I did on election eve. Thanks Donna and Elizabeth.

  • cleos_mom

    Donna should look into employment opportunities at the White House.

  • Jerry Kott

    Isn’t this just white noise since Bernie Santa wasn’t even a Democrat?
    You dance with the one that brung “ya?

    • Gretchen

      That is my point exactly. I do not care if the DNC favored the DEMOCRAT who was running for president. Bernie used the party name to run, and I mean used in the most pejorative sense possible. I voted for him in the primary, but I would never do so again. I don’t understand his motives, but he has done nothing but stir trouble for a party to which he does not even belong.

  • Lars Littlefield

    Regarding Bernie, he could have created his own, separate fund raising entity that was not beholden to the DNC. As I recall, that’s exactly what Obama did, which meant he was tied to the apron strings of the DNC until he actually won the party nomination. Once he became the chosen horse in the race, he was welcome to benefit from DNC money. But before he won the party nomination he was his own man. Bernie knew this, but obviously didn’t care. I watch him rant and rail 11 months after the election and it’s obvious to me that he’s only interested in tearing down the institution called the DNC. He’s not interested in improving it.

    The Braziles and Bernies of the world are not our friends.

    • KarenAtFOH

      Hope they enjoy their Trump.

      • DevineBovine

        Thanks to you.

    • He did create his own separate fund raising entity — a very successful one at that. And he is holding onto his own list and from what I understand not sharing it with the DNC — his list is a goldmine.

      • Lars Littlefield

        But despite what he tries to convince everyone, he is not a Democrat. He has no loyalty to the Dems and was/is more than happy to continue to encourage rifts rather than cohesion among Democrats and those who might be tempted to vote for a Dem candidate.

  • chris james

    Is Donna on the GOP payroll? Just sayin….squirrel.

    • JNK

      Are you a Scientologist? They also use “squirrel” to denote a traitor to their group. Hillary was and is a corrupt b^tch. I still do not understand the mass delusion that gripped the DNC and convinced them she would make a good/winning presidential candidate. Millennials HATE HER GUTS! And minorities were not gonna lose a work day to stand in line to vote for her. Even to this day, after the sh^tshow of the Trump presidency unfurled before us, she still is less likable in all the polls.

      • Friday

        If you don’t get a pop culture reference like that, maybe you better go back to Russian troll school. 🙂

        • cleos_mom

          Maybe he’s a recent graduate.

  • lymis

    Even if every claim people are slinging at Hillary regarding this is true, would any of it be a crime?

    Are there actually laws governing how political parties run their nomination process?

    Certainly, if true, some of the accusations show a serious problem that Democrats shouldn’t overlook, and might well involve some serious retooling of the way that business is done by the DNC, but I’ve seen nothing that would be an actual crime, even if some things might make me disgusted or enraged.

    And, seriously, is the behind-the-scenes nomination structure of a major political party the anthill DONALD TRUMP really wants to be kicking at this point?

    • The_Wretched

      I’m not a fan of the DNC but even if all the details are accurate, It’s very hard to see what could possibly be criminal. If anything, it points out how much the government is controlled by two private clubs that keep everyone else out and retain all power for themselves.

    • Friday

      Bernie failing to support the party he …was basically opposing while running in, doesn’t mean a political party is actually the government. They’re allowed to strategize and all Bernie’s campaign really did was attack all other Democrats. Whining because he did not get the popular support needed, even, is obviously something that only benefits Drumph, to the extend that for some reason he’s still trying to divert attention from his own crimes to this non-issue by lying about what is even remotely illegal.

  • paulrees100

    Pocahontas? Again?!

  • ColdCountry

    Uh, Donny? You won, asshole. If there was wrong-doing on the Dems part, investigate it, sure, but it is not a barnburner of an issue. Your treason IS.

  • JaniceInToronto

    Pocahontas? WTF? Are we sure we haven’t stepped into The Twilight Zone?
    I expect to see Rod Serling smoking a cigarette on the White House lawn…

    • cleos_mom

      Some of the posters here would be horrified over the cigarette.

      • JaniceInToronto

        Cigarette snowflakes?

        Wow, that’s almost a Trumpism… 😉

    • Halou

      A little something to please his KKK base.

  • Joseph Miceli

    What an asshole. Even if the Dems did rig the primary (which I have NO trouble believing because that’s what you do when you are in politics) it wasn’t illegal. A primary is NOT a general election. It has the gravitas of a straw poll. There are a lot of lawyers on this site, please correct me if I’m wrong.

  • Way to go Donna Brazile! Rather than stand in solidarity with fellow DNC folks, you decided to toss the entire Party and HRC under the bus for a paycheck. Donna Brazile sounds more GOP than DNC.

  • JWC

    Blame Blame deflect confuse blame

  • Halou

    Who is “Pocahontas” supposed to be again? I’m not ‘with it’ when it comes to contemporary American racial slurs. Oh, and good job posting 5 rage tweets about “something something Hillary Clinton”, and just 2 for the guy who murdered 8 US citizens. Priorities?

    • -M-

      Senator Warren. Because she claims some Native American ancestry.

  • -M-

    Here’s a thread, I’m sorry that it is needlessly insulting to Bernie and his supporters but it lays out the basics of the joint fundraising agreement. Others have also suggested that Brazile’s allegations that Clinton took control of DNC in 2015 rather than after the nomination are incorrect.

    Anyway, don’t jump to conclusions and don’t be distracted from the national threats of Trumpism and the Republicans by what even assuming the worst is a separate matter. I’m not saying DNC/Clinton corruption if true should ignored just that aside from being unproven it’s also a less immediate problem that can be handled calmly and without distracting us from our common enemies at a crucial time.

    Here’s the thread, and again sorry she gets a bid snide.
    https://tttthreads.com/thread/926249997376638976

    • Do Something Nice

      I don’t see that as being snide. I’m not sure I agree with the motives and outcomes she wrote about, but my question is that if it is true, where is the DNC? Shouldn’t they be defending themselves?

      The reason I’m not buying that thread is that the contract with Clinton and the DNC went way beyond finances. The Clinton campaign had final say on staffing decisions, schedules and other aspects of DNC operations.

  • MarkBuster

    a broken clock is right twice a day

  • colin payne

    More nothing burgers from the conservative shrillers.

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    Well, Brazile, Bernie, et al got what they wanted. When this is used in ads come the 2018 midterms, and it most certainly will be used, the GOP will probably hold on to the house and senate, I hope everyone in the Bernie camp will finally be satisfied…you burned down the house to spite “the bitch.” Well done…well, well done.

    This is the figurative sabot being hurled into the machinery.

  • Charlie

    More deflecting and wasting time pointing fingers at situations that don’t mean anything anymore. Isn’t this like beating a dead horse, so to speak. Resident Dump is running scared and is grabing at anything to change the subject, his impending IMPEACHMENT!

  • JCF

    Thanks Donna! /s [I understand she’s tweeting back at him. But the cable news shows have been flogging this all day. {face palm}]

    • Jean-Marc in Canada

      Anything to ensure a GOP win come 2018…it’s all about ratings, not the nation.

  • Gianni

    Donnie’s on a tear! Something else to try to muddy the waters and make himself look like a choirboy. Won’t work, shithead.

  • Gianni

    Everybody is asking why the Justice Department
    (and FBI) isn’t looking into all of the dishonesty going on with Crooked
    Hillary & the Dems..

    — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 3, 2017
    EVERYBODY? Really? Seriously, Donnie, I don’t think so.