Tuesday, November 1, 2016
CNN Boss: Brazile’s Leaks to Clinton ‘DISGUSTING’ and 'UNETHICAL'
WASHINGTON — CNN president Jeff Zucker ripped former contributor Donna Brazile’s leaks to the Clinton campaign as “disgusting” and “unethical” during a Tuesday editorial meeting, according to a report.
In a conference call, Zucker said the perception that campaigns could receive questions in advance “hurts all of us,” an unnamed source told the Huffington Post.
“I have no tolerance for her behavior or that kind of behavior,” Zucker added, referring to Brazile.
CNN severed ties with Brazile on Oct. 14 after hacked emails from the account of Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta showed Brazile tipped the former secretary of state about what questions would be asked during a CNN debate and town hall in March.
One question dealt with the Flint, Michigan, water crisis and another was about the death penalty.
Brazile implicated Roland Martin as her source. The TV One host co-moderated a CNN town hall between Clinton and Bernie Sanders on March 13.
Zucker insisted that CNN staffers working on the debates did not reveal any questions.
Brazile serves as interim chair of the Democratic National Committee after Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz stepped down in July for tipping the scales in favor of Clinton — as revealed by another email hack.
“I did not expect to come out of this unscathed,” Brazile tweeted late Monday. “But I am surprised at the amount of scathing based on stolen hacked emails.”