VIDEOS: Accusations FLY In The Awesome Democrat Civil War!!
There’s nothing better than Democrat-on-Democrat violence, and no, I don’t mean gangbangers shooting each other in Chicago, I mean the bloody kerfuffle that’s broken out between the Bernie Sanders campaign and the Hillary Clinton camp!!!
Last night the press secretary for Hillary Clinton accused the Bernies of lying and made threats against them in a very frightened and wavering voice:
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) December 18, 2015
IN return, Bernie camp slapped the DNC with a lawsuit, and claimed they were lying about what happened!!
— The Situation Room (@CNNSitRoom) December 18, 2015
BUT, they fired the staffer that committed the act of data theft, which kinda seems like they admit they’re guilty. This morning, an absolutely ragged-looking Debbie Was-her-face Schultz accused the Bernie Camp of stalling the investigation, but said they could have access to their own data now that they’re cooperating.
More from the Hill:
The long-simmering notion among many grassroots liberals that the national party is in the tank for Hillary Clinton spilled into public view on Friday, as a nasty fight between Bernie Sanders and the Democratic National Committee tore into the open.
Some liberals have long held that the DNC’s sanctioning of fewer debates this cycle, with half of those debates taking place over a weekend, was an attempt by the national party to shield Clinton from scrutiny and ease the path to the nomination for the prohibitive front-runner.
But the Sanders campaign and supporting liberal activist groups didn’t start making that case publicly until Friday, when controversy erupted over the DNC’s handling of revelations that a Sanders staffer had been fired for inappropriately accessing Clinton voter files housed on a central party server.
Some Democrats believe that bringing the hammer down on Sanders — his campaign has been shut off from its own database of voter files until the situation is ironed out — hands grassroots liberals the ammunition they needed in a war they’ve been agitating for.
“From a process standpoint, the DNC may have done the right thing,” said Democratic strategist Joe Trippi, a veteran of Howard Dean’s 2004 insurgent campaign. “From a political standpoint, they played right into Sanders’s hands.”
The Sanders campaign made its position crystal clear in a hastily arranged press conference with reporters outside its headquarters near Capitol Hill on Friday.
“Individual leaders of the DNC can support Hillary Clinton any way they want, but they are not going to sabotage our campaign,” said campaign manager Jeff Weaver.
Weaver accused the DNC of “actively attempting to undermine our campaign.”
“Clearly in this case it looks like they are trying to help the Clinton campaign,” he said.
DNC chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz on Friday dug in her heels in an interview on CNN, accusing the Sanders campaign of lying and of seeking to politicize a situation that it brought on itself through wrong-doing.
“The Sanders campaign doesn’t have anything other than bluster to put out there,” she declared.
The Sanders campaign late Friday moved forward with a federal lawsuit against the national party to regain access to its files unless the DNC restores it first.
Clinton, whose campaign was silent for more than three hours after Weaver’s statements, took a more aggressive tone in a conference call with reporters on Friday night.
Campaign manager Robby Mook said Sanders campaign staffers may have committed a crime. He argued that the breach ran far deeper than Sanders team has acknowledged, and excoriated his rival for seeking to politicize the issue.
Yessss, keep attacking each other!! I love it…