A top Democratic Party official tried to use Bernie Sanders’s religious beliefs to hurt his presidential campaign, according to a startling internal email.
The suggestion of undercutting Sanders based on religion is included in one of 19,252 hacked emails dumped Friday — just ahead of the Democratic convention in Philadelphia — by WikiLeaks. The emails appear to have been stolen by a hacker identified as Guccifer 2.0.
The DNC was supposed to be neutral in its party primary between Hillary Clinton and the Vermont senator.
But the latest batch of emails confirms the party establishment was in the tank for Clinton well before the primary had been decided by voters.
DNC chief Debbie Wasserman Schultz sent an email to NBC anchor Chuck Todd complaining about MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” co-host Mika Brzezinski, who was calling on her to step down.
The heading read: “Chuck, this must stop!”