THE DAILY CALLER BY PETER HASSON
Reporter, Associate Editor
1:49 PM 07/22/2016
Democratic 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.”
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.