Donna Brazile Ousted at CNN After WikiLeaks Caught Her Sharing Questions with Clinton Campaign

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By Andrew Stiles | 12:58 pm, October 31, 2016
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CNN has cut ties with on-air contributor Donna Brazile after emails published by WikiLeaks appeared to show her sharing debate questions with Hillary Clinton’s campaign.

In a statement released Monday, the network announced that it had accepted Brazile’s resignation on October 14, days after WikiLeaks released a March 2015 email exchange in which Brazile appeared to give the Clinton campaign advanced warning about questions that the candidate would be asked at a town hall event the next day.

According to the statement, CNN had suspended Brazile’s contract in July after she became the interim chair of the Democratic National Committee, a title she still holds. Brazile assumed the position after Debbie Wasserman Schultz was ousted after WikiLeaks published thousands of emails hacked from DNC accounts.

CNN released the statement on Monday after additional emails were published showing Brazile sharing additional questions regarding the same town hall event.

CNN said the network was “completely uncomfortable” with Brazile’s interactions with the Clinton campaign, as uncovered by WikiLeaks.

Brazil repeatedly denied sharing questions with the Clinton campaign, even though the subject line in her original email to Clinton aides was “From time to time I get the questions in advance.”

Brazile tweeted a statement thanking CNN and wishing “Godspeed to all my former colleagues.”

CNN is being criticized for cutting ties with Brazile while maintaining a relationship with Corey Lewandowski, the controversial former adviser to Donald Trump who until recently was still being paid by the Trump campaign.