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By David Ganezer
Observer Staff Writer 

Schultz' Disgrace So Great that She Will No Longer Even Open Democratic Convention in Philadelphia

Clinton Campaign Blames Trump Admirer Putin for Wikileaks Emails Showing the Party sabotaged Sanders


Wasserman Schultz resigned Sunday as Democratic Party chair to "keep the peace" within the party, as Sanders' campaign manager demanded accountability for the anti-Sanders collusion proven by leaked emails.

Embattled DNC Chair Wasserman Schultz resigned her post as Chairwoman, just 24 hours before their Convention opens in Philadelphia. She sacrificed her job to "keep the peace" within the DNC, amid calls from Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders' campaign manager for someone to be "held accountable" for the anti-Sanders collusion proven by the leaked emails.

"Going forward the best way for me to accomplish those goals [of winning the presidency for Hillary Clinton] is to step down as Party Chair at the end of this convention,” the Florida congresswoman said Sunday in a written statement. “As Party Chair, this week I will open and close the Convention and I will address our delegates about the stakes involved in this election not only for Democrats, but for all Americans.” The latest news is that her disgrace is so complete, she will no longer even appear at the Convention.

On July 24, 2016, it was announced that she would resign her position as chairperson of the Democratic National Committee following the 2016 Democratic National Convention. Schultz and other members of the DNC staff were accused of mocking and attempting to sabotage the presidential campaign of Senator Bernie Sanders in favor of Clinton's campaign.

Schultz will not speak at the convention. Ironically, Sanders famously said during a debate "I don't care about your damn emails" to Mrs. Clinton. Now at last, it seems he does. Sanders called on Schultz to resign as DNC chairman.

The feisty progressive described himself as "not shocked" by what came out of the email leak. "She should resign, period," Sanders said on ABC's "This Week." "And I think we need a new chair who is going to lead us in a very different direction."

Sanders renewed his criticism of Wasserman's tenure at the DNC. "I don't think she's qualified to be the chair of the DNC not only for these awful emails, which revealed the prejudice of the DNC, but because we need a party that reaches out to working people and young people," he told CNN.

The emails show DNC staffers disparaging Bernie Sanders and his campaign--questioning his religion, calling him a "Jewish Atheist." Sanders has long been a sharp critic of Schultz, whom he accused of favoring Clinton's candidacy. Turns out, Sanders was right.

Wasserman Schultz has long been accused by Bernie Sanders supporters of actively opposing Bernie Sanders long fight for the Democratic Party nomination, and supporting the Hillary Rodham Clinton campaign. She has consistently denied these allegations. According to CNN, party insiders hope that sacrificing Schultz, will prevent "chaos on the convention floor" from angry Sanders supporters.

On Friday, July 22, 2016, Wikileaks released approximately 20,000 emails sent from or received by Democratic National Committee personnel. Some of the emails contained personal information of donors, including home addresses and Social Security numbers. Other emails appeared to present ways to undercut Bernie Sanders and showed apparent favoritism towards Clinton.

Trump Campaign chairman Paul Manafort suggested the leaks prove what Trump has been saying all along: that Clinton has benefited from a rigged political system. He suggested once again that sander supporters vote for Donald Trump

"What's disturbing to us is that experts are telling us Russian state actors broke into the DNC, stole these emails, and other experts are now saying that the Russians are releasing these emails for the purpose of actually of helping Donald Trump," Clinton campaign chairman Robby Mook said on CNN's "State of the Union." This from politico :

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump have publicly expressed mutual admiration. So the conspiracy theory is not entirely paranoid.

The Republican National Convention just concluded in Cleveland, in what many saw as disunity and chaos. But this problem far exceeds any conflict the Republicans had in scale. In a way, this is the nightmare scenario for the Dems: Bernie Sanders supporters being told that they were right about the primary being rigged all along.

Clinton's opponents, Martin O'Malley and Bernie Sanders, separately criticized the decision by Wasserman Schultz to schedule only six debates in the 2016 Presidential Primary, far fewer than in previous election cycles. Those two Democratic presidential candidates also criticized the timing, per se, of those debates, saying that the debates had been intentionally scheduled to attract fewer viewers. Those included the December 19 debate which was held at the same time as an NFL football game, in order to protect Hillary Clinton's lead as the front runner.

Critics of the placing of the debates at times with lower potential for viewers have even included supporters of Clinton who are concerned that this gives the Republicans considerably more free airtime at key points in the race.

Wasserman Schultz resigned Sunday as Democratic Party chair to "keep the peace" within the party, as Sanders' campaign manager demanded accountability for the anti-Sanders collusion proven by leaked emails.

In May, MSNBC's Mika Brzezinski called on Schultz to step down over the DNC's bias towards the Bernie Sanders campaign. The 2016 Democratic National Committee email leak revealed that Schultz was furious at the negative coverage of her actions in the media, and she emailed Chuck Todd that such coverage of her "must stop". Describing the coverage as the "LAST straw", she ordered the DNC's communications director to call MSNBC president Phil Griffin to demand an apology from Brzezinski

Deborah "Debbie" Wasserman Schultz, 50 is the U.S. Representative for Florida's 23rd congressional district, a member of the Democratic Party and the Chairperson of the Democratic National Committee.

She previously served in the Florida House of Representatives and the Florida Senate, and was campaign co-chair for Hillary Clinton's 2008 unsuccessful run for President. Her district covers parts of Broward and Miami-Dade Counties, including Fort Lauderdale and Miami Beach.


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