DNC interim chairwoman Donna Brazile categorically denied that she received a debate question on the death penalty in advance in an interview with Megyn Kelly after the third presidential debate (unrelated to the debate in question). The question was for a Democratic primary town hall hosted by CNN and co-moderated by Roland Martin, the journalist who asked it at the forum. This information was revealed in a recent Wikileaks dump of John Podesta’s emails.
“From time to time I get the questions in advance,” the email subject was titled in a letter written from Brazile delivered to Podesta’s Gmail.
Brazile did not give a coherent explanation other than to say she won’t respond to content that was stolen, the hacked emails, and that she will not let herself be “persecuted” by Megyn Kelly who grilled her for an explanation. She also accused Kelly of being a “thief.”
“As a Christian woman, I understand persecution,” Brazile told Kelly. “Your information is false. What you’re — well, for suggestive e-mails were stolen. You’re interested and you’re like a thief that wants to bring into the night the things that.”