CNN has severed ties with Democratic strategist Donna Brazile after hacked emails revealed she shared shared questions for CNN candidate events with Hillary Clinton’s campaign.
The New York Times reported that Brazile, a veteran political analyst for CNN, actually resigned on Oct. 14.
“We are completely uncomfortable with what we have learned about her interactions with the Clinton campaign while she was a CNN contributor,” said Lauren Pratapas, a network spokeswoman.
In a statement, Pratapas wrote that CNN “never gave Brazile access to any questions, prep material, attendee list, background information or meetings in advance of a town hall or debate.”
The network’s announcement Monday followed a new batch of hacked emails released by WikiLeaks. The emails revealed a note Ms. Brazile reportedly sent to the Clinton campaign on March 5 — a day before a CNN-sponsored debate in Flint, Mich. The email had the subject line: “One of the questions directed to HRC tomorrow is from a woman with a rash.”
At the debate in Flint against Bernie Sanders Clinton was asked about the water crisis in Flint and its affect on the health of residents.
On Twitter, Brazile posted an upbeat parting message:
Thank you @CNN. Honored to be a Democratic Strategist and commentator on the network. Godspeed to all my former colleagues.
— Donna Brazile (@donnabrazile) October 31, 2016