WikiLeaks pushed its crusade for transparency by releasing an additional 20,000 emails from the Democratic National Party on Friday. While it exposed the social security numbers of unsuspecting donors, this new data dump also revealed that the Democrats has been working against Bernie Sanders all along.
In an email to communications director Luis Miranda, Democrat national press secretary Mark Paustenbach discusses coming up with a hot mess narrative for Sanders, one in which he never had his act together, Breitbart reported:
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."
Specifically, DWS had to call Bernie directly in order to get the campaign to do things because they’d either ignored or forgotten to something critical.
She had to call Bernie after the data breach to make his staff to respond to our concerns. Even then they didn’t get back to us, which is why we had to shut off their access in order to get them to finally let us know exactly how they snooped around HFA’s data.
Same was true with the standing committee appointments. They never got back to us with their names (HFA and even O’Malley got there’s in six weeks earlier) for the committees. So, again, the chair had to call Bernie personally for his staff to finally get us critical information.
So, they gave us an awful list just a few days before we had to make the announcements. It’s not a DNC conspiracy, it’s because they never had their act together.
In another email, DNC chief financial officer Brad Marshall suggested that Sanders was atheist, despite the Vermont senator identifying as Jewish.
"It might [make] no difference, but for KY and WVA can we get someone to ask his belief," he wrote, according to the New York Post. "Does he believe in a God. He had skated on saying he has a Jewish heritage. I think I read he is an atheist. This could make several points difference with my peeps. My Southern Baptist peeps would draw a big difference between a Jew and atheist."
Perhaps the biggest reveal from the email leak is that the DNC was working with reporters on stories about Clinton. In an email to DNC national press secretary Mark Paustenbach bearing the subject line, "per agreement ... any thoughts appreciated," Politico reporter Kenneth Vogel sent out an early copy of his story.
Per Business Insider, Paustenbach wrote a separate email to communications director Miranda which read, "Vogel gave me his story ahead of time/before it goes to his editors as long as I didn't share it.” He added, "Let me know if you see anything that's missing and I'll push back."
No word on whether or not Clinton had any idea this was going on.