Brazile has dedicated her book to Seth Rich, the DNC staffer whose murder launched a conspiracy theory.
I felt some responsibility for Seth Richâ€™s death. I didnâ€™t bring him into the DNC, but I helped keep him there working on voting rights. With all I knew now about the Russiansâ€™ hacking, I could not help but wonder if they had played some part in his unsolved murder. Besides that, racial tensions were high that summer and I worried that he was murdered for being white on the wrong side of town. My friend, Elaine expressed her doubts about that, and I heard her. The FBI said that they did not see any Russian fingerprints there.
But Brazile says she had a “spook,” with connections to the intelligence community, who told her after the killing that she needed protection for herself, including cameras, alarms and backup power at her house, and that she heeded his advice.
Brazile was so concerned with Richâ€™s death that she used her brief, only phone call from Hillary Clinton after the election loss to bring him up. She asked Clinton to use some of the millions of dollars the campaign had in order to set up a reward fund to find his murderer. But Hillary said she “really had to go.”
I knew the campaign had over 3 million set aside in a legal fund. Could she help me get this lawsuit started? And don’t forget the murder of Seth Rich, I told her. Did she want to contribute to Sethâ€™s reward fund? We still hadnâ€™t found the person responsible for the tragic murder of this bright young DNC staffer.
You’re right, she said. We’re going to get to that. But she really had to go. She had made the call and checked it off her list, and I accepted after we said our good-byes that I might never hear from her again.
She was then asked about the questions she leaked to Hillary during the primary. â€œSo, in the book I describe two things. One, I describe when I was first told that my e-mail was part of John Podesta’s dump, my first reaction was “oh, I can explain it, let me go home and look at my stuff. I couldnâ€™t find it,” she said.
What I did, because I know myself, I called up everybody and said I need to get the ‘material’ I sent you. I couldn’t find it. I apologized, hell yeah I apologized and I quit CNN that night because I could not explain it. I could not find my â€” actually, I could not find my server, she said.
Donna Brazile has bravely shared information about how Hillary Clinton’s rigged the primaries as well as other DNC secrets. However, it appears she may be trying to back track and doesnâ€™t want to admit certain things.
“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,” she wrote in her book.