The Bernie Sanders campaign “scandal” may just end up giving Bernie the attention that people like Hillary Clinton and the GOP don’t want him to have.
The manager for the Sanders campaign spoke to the media today and tore apart the DNC with claims that they are working in the favor of Hillary Clinton.
I’ve already seen people on both sides saying that Bernie’s campaign got caught doing something wrong and how they have some nerve to threaten a lawsuit.
Well, it’s a bit more complicated than that, and campaign manager, Jeff Weaver, went into detail about why the DNC is completely sabotaging Bernie’s ability to campaign, as well as his reputation.
He makes a whole lot of sense guys.
Weaver told the press that one of their staffers did indeed access information that was off limits, but none of it was downloaded, and the staffer was fired immediately.
He says that it was the Sanders campaign that reported the incident to the DNC, who promised in return that the firewall issue would be resolved.
He then went on to explain how the entire incident was turned around and used against the Sanders campaign:
“It is our information and the information of all of these volunteers and the people who support our campaign, not the DNC’s. In other words — by their action — the leadership of the Democratic National Committee is now actively attempting to undermine our campaign. This is unacceptable. Individual leaders of the DNC can support Hillary Clinton in any way they want, but they are not going to sabotage our campaign, one of the strongest grassroots campaigns in modern history.”
“I don’t know the motivation of every single person of the DNC. But I think if you look at a pattern of conduct, we obviously have concern about the Saturday night debate schedule and its impact on the ability of campaigns to get their message out. Clearly in this case it looks like they are trying to help the Clinton campaign.”
“I’m sure there are people within the democratic establishment who are not happy about the overwhelming success Sen. Sanders is having all across this country. To do that, we need our data which has been stolen by the DNC.”
At around 5:30pm EST on Friday, Sanders carried out his threat to file a lawsuit against the unfair use of power displayed by the biased Democratic National Committee.
The lawsuit states this:
“To the extent that the DNC is obligated to protect the confidential information of the other campaigns by virtue of Voter Data Agreements separately executed with those campaigns, it is the DNC and not [Sanders’] campaign that is in breach of those contractual duties. The campaign should not be punished for the carelessness of the DNC and its third-party vendor.”
Hillary is asking for Democrats to come together for a quick resolution to this lawsuit before Bernie gets too much media attention.
**UPDATE** As of Friday evening, the DNC has agreed to unblock Bernie Sanders from accessing his information. According to NY Times reporter, Nick Corasaniti, Bernie’s voter files will be restored by Saturday morning.
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Source: Raw Story