Former #Obama aide: Warren’s comments on #2016 primary shaped by #2020 aspirations!
Former #Obama aide #JenPsaki said today that Sen. #ElizabethWarren’s (D-Mass.) comment about the #2016 Democratic primary being rigged is due to her presidential ambitions. “The reality here though is that when you have Sen. #Elizabeth Warren go out and say ‘this is rigged,’ we should all remember she’s going to run for president in #2020,” “State of the Union," downplaying Warren's previous comments throwing doubt on the #2016primary. “She wants #BernieSanders supporters," Psaki charged. "There’s #political motivation there too.” The comment from #Psaki is a reference to Warren’s television appearance last week in which she said that she believes the primary was rigged in favor of #HillaryClinton.
Warren’s appearance followed an explosive revelation from former #DemocraticNationalCommittee (DNC) interim chairwoman #DonnaBrazile in an excerpt from her forthcoming book. Brazile described a fundraising agreement reached in #2015 between the #Clintoncampaign, the DNC and the joint fundraising committee that allowed the campaign to “control the party’s finances, strategy, and all the money raised.” “The funding arrangement with #HFA and the victory fund agreement was not illegal, but it sure looked unethical,” Brazile wrote of the agreement. “If the fight had been fair, one campaign would not have control of the party before the voters had decided which one they wanted to lead. This was not a criminal act, but as I saw it, it compromised the party’s integrity," she wrote.
The disclosure has fueled criticism from supporters of Sen. #BernieSanders (I-Vt.), who lost the Democratic primary to #Clinton.