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DNC leaked Sanders letter to press, made “agreement” to review critical Clinton story before publishing
"OFF THE RECORD," DNC Communications Director Luis Miranda wrote. He insisted, "We’re operating in good faith"
Whistleblowing journalism organization released nearly 20,000 of the Democratic National Committee’s internal emails on Friday.
Several messages show how the DNC, which is supposed to be neutral during the Democratic primary, undermined Bernie Sanders’ campaign while supporting Hillary Clinton’s.
In one email, the DNC acknowledges, “Super PAC paying young voters to push back online on Sanders supporters.”
Another details how DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz furiously pressured MSNBC after it criticized her “unfair” treatment of Sanders.
Several other messages show how the DNC worked with journalists in a way that favored Clinton.
Journalist Kenneth Vogel was investigating potential corruption in Clinton’s fundraising practices. Clinton claimed to raise money to help state Democratic committees, but Vogel revealed that they got just 1 percent of the $60 million raised.
On April 30, a few days before publishing, Vogel sent DNC Press Secretary Mark Paustenbach a draft of his article in an email titled “per agreement … any thoughts appreciated.”