Breitbart News announced on Thursday that it had obtained emails stolen from the Democratic National Committee (DNC) showing the party’s leadership actively encouraging a leaked document from former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden to be published online.
The DNC hack was exposed on Tuesday by the hacker group WikiLeaks, which published the documents detailing the DNC’s efforts to help former President Barack Obama’s campaign by sharing voter data and voter information.
The document showed that the DNC, which was led by Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign manager, Donna Brazile, and had just hired a veteran DNC strategist, Brad Marshall, as its interim chair, was working to help the campaign win the 2016 Democratic National Convention.
The emails, leaked by WikiLeaks, show that the Obama campaign, led by DNC chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, was “actively coordinating with DNC insiders to advance” the DNC document, according to the documents.
“We’re glad to see WikiLeaks finally expose the DNC for what it really is,” Breitbart News Executive Chairman and CEO Stephen Bannon told reporters at the organization’s headquarters in Washington, D.C. Bannon, a staunch supporter of Trump, called the leaked documents “absolutely damning” and a “huge wake-up call” for the DNC.
He said the DNC has been “completely destroyed” and “collapsed into a massive cesspool of corruption.”
The emails were published by the website’s editor-in-chief, Joel Pollak, who also tweeted about the leaked DNC documents.
The leaked emails reveal that the Democratic Party’s internal workings were “designed to benefit the Clinton campaign,” and that “the DNC, through Brazile and Marshall, was actively coordinating with insiders to promote the leaked document to the public and to undermine the integrity of the Democratic primary process,” the emails read.
Bannon described the DNC leaks as a “massive wake-Up Call.”
“The DNC’s leadership has become completely corrupted,” he said.
“And we’re going to take them down.
We’re going, and we’re putting them in the dirt.”
Bannon said he was working with top staffers to identify ways to “fix” the party.
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