Clinton Dismisses Brazile Book Claims: 'That Just Wasn't the Case'

Posted: Nov 09, 2017 10:40 AM
Clinton Dismisses Brazile Book Claims: 'That Just Wasn't the Case'

Hillary Clinton very briefly responded Wednesday to former DNC Chairwoman Donna Brazile’s bombshell claims on “Late Night with Seth Meyers,” informing Meyers that it simply “wasn’t the case” that her campaign had unfair influence over the DNC before the primary.

"She sort of, in her book, made this comment that your campaign, through an agreement, had too much influence maybe at the detriment of the [Bernie] Sanders campaign. She's sort of walked back those comments now," Meyers said. "What was your reaction to that?"

"I didn't know what she was referring to, because as has now come out, that just wasn't the case," Clinton said.

Clinton then rapidly shifted topics to the Democrats’ recent election successes.

“But the current DNC leadership really invested heavily in Virginia and New Jersey and other places,” she said, “and I called the current chairman Tom Perez to congratulate him because he didn’t get knocked off course, he didn’t get overwhelmed by other narratives and stories coming at him.”

Although Brazile is now claiming that the primary was fair, an excerpt of her book published last week in Politico suggests otherwise.

"I had promised Bernie when I took the helm of the Democratic National Committee after the convention that I would get to the bottom of whether Hillary Clinton’s team had rigged the nomination process, as a cache of emails stolen by Russian hackers and posted online had suggested," Brazile wrote.

"By September 7, the day I called Bernie, I had found my proof and it broke my heart," she concluded just a few paragraphs later.

“The funding arrangement with HFA and the victory fund agreement was not illegal, but it sure looked unethical,” she concluded further down. “If the fight had been fair, one campaign would not have control of the party before the voters had decided which one they wanted to lead. This was not a criminal act, but as I saw it, it compromised the party’s integrity.”

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) told Jake Tapper last week that the primary was rigged.