The The a.m. In a statement, the [Sanders] campaign announced that the DNC “capitulated” and expressed its confidence that it would be able to return to normal by Saturday morning.
The DNC cut off its access to the all-important voter file, without which an effective presidential campaign cannot be run, on Wednesday after it was revealed that Sanders campaign staffers had improperly accessed confidential data belonging to the Clinton campaign. The staffers had been able to do so because of a glitch in the voter file during a routine software update by the vendor, NGP VAN.
The suspension of access to the voter file sparked an immediate uproar. In a Friday media conference, Jeff Weaver, Sanders’ campaign manager, accused the DNC of sabotage while his counterpart on the Clinton campaign, Robbie Mook, openly accused the Sanders campaign of committing theft on a conference call.
The DNC’s chair, Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, who was a national co-chair of Clinton’s 2008 campaign, said in a statement: “The Sanders campaign has now complied with the DNC’s request to provide the information that we have requested of them. Based on this information, we are restoring the Sanders campaign’s access to the voter file, but will continue to investigate to ensure that the data that was inappropriately accessed has been deleted and is no longer in possession of the Sanders campaign.”
In contrast, Weaver said: “We are extremely pleased that the DNC has reversed its outrageous decision to take Sen. Sanders’ data. The information we provided tonight is essentially the same information we already sent them by email on Thursday.”
The Sanders operative added: “Clearly, they were very concerned about their prospects in court. Now what we need to restore confidence in the DNC’s ability to secure data is an independent audit that encompasses the DNC’s record this entire campaign.”
Bernie Sanders Wins Fight with DNC
Senator Bernie Sanders, as I knew he would, won his fight with the Democratic National Committee (DNC). The fight was over whether or not Senator Sanders would be allowed to access the DNC national voter database. The DNC claims that a campaign staffer broke the rules and accessed some information on the database that actually belong to Hillary Clinton, his rival in the 2016 Democratic primary.
The DNC caved in as soon as Senator Bernie Sanders filed a lawsuit against them. As damages, in his lawsuit, Bernie Sanders was demanding $600,000 per day. The DNC immediately surrendered, knowing that the lawsuit was one that they could not win. The reason for this was because it was unfounded and based on total bullshit. Not only that, but this lawsuit made the DNC look bad because it pointed out and highlighted their political games. Could it also be that the actions of the DNC reflected badly on their “chosen one” Hillary Clinton. This just raises more suspicions on the Clinton campaign that they are getting scared of Bernie Sanders, and are willing to play political dirty tricks in order to win.
As it turns out, the company that maintains this database, NGP VAN admits that a software glitch may have caused the data in question to be accidentally released. In other words, this entire incident, in all likelihood, may not have even been the fault of a campaign staffer working on Bernie Sanders campaign.
Is also worth noting that a vice president of the company, NGP VAN just happens to be Aaron Wasserman, the brother of Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, the Chair of the Democratic National Committee. Anybody smell a rat here besides me? After all, it’s a well-known fact that Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz is one of Hillary Clinton’s biggest supporters.
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