Leaked Emails Show DNC Officials Constructing Anti-Bernie Narrative

Reporter, Associate Editor
1:49 PM 07/22/2016

berniesandersDemocratic National Committee emails released by WikiLeaks show DNC officials conspiring to push an anti-Bernie Sanders narrative in the late stages of his campaign.

“Wondering if there’s a good Bernie narrative for a story, which is that Bernie never ever had his act together, that his campaign was a mess,” DNC press secretary Mark Paustenbach wrote in a May 21 email to communications director Luis Miranda.

“Specifically, [DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz] had to call Bernie directly in order to get the campaign to do things because they’d either ignored or forgotten to something critical.”

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Email from Mark Paustenbach to Luis Miranda 05/21/2016

Paustenbach’s email came just days after a contentious Nevada state convention that Sanders supporters claimed had been rigged by party officials — a claim encouraged by Sanders. “At that convention the Democratic leadership used its power to prevent a fair and transparent process from taking place,” Sanders said in a statement afterwards.

Paustenbach stressed the need to create a narrative contrary to the one being pushed by Sanders’ supporters. “It’s not a DNC conspiracy, it’s because they never had their act together,” he insisted.

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