WikiLeaks released over 8,000 emails on Sunday, this time taking a break from John Podesta’s email account and switching to Part II of the DNC’s emails.
One revelation so far from these leaked DNC emails is that officials with the DNC coordinated with CNN regarding interview questions for Donald Trump.
In an email dated April 24th of this year, Lauren Dillon with the DNC notified other staff members that CNN’s Wolf Blitzer would be interviewing Trump. Dillon asked for interview question ideas.
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Other DNC officials weighed in with their ideas. Eventually, Dillon responded saying that CNN cancelled the interview. “CNN said the interview was cancelled as of now but will keep the questions for the next one :( Good to have for others as well.” The Washington Examiner listed a few of their many question ideas:
Some of the questions included: “Who helped you write the foreign policy speech you’re giving tomorrow? Which advisors specifically did you talk to? What advice did they give you? Did they give you any advice that you chose not to take?” Others explored Saudi Arabia’s alleged involvement in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, a pre-preemptive strike against North Korea and court martials for members of the military who didn’t follow orders.
In another email chain, Dillon asked others for interview question ideas for Ted Cruz. “CNN is looking for questions. Please send some topical/interesting ones. Maybe a couple on Fiorina. Someone please take point and send them all together by 3pm. Thank you!”
So, this collusion between the DNC and CNN seems to be a regular thing. I wonder how CNN is going to spin this one. They had to let Donna Brazile go mainly because of bad optics. But this collusion between the network and the DNC as a whole is widespread, extending beyond just Brazile.