CNN had already suspended political commentator Donna Brazile’s contributor contract with the network following her temporary move to DNC chair. At the time, they said they would “revisit the contract once Brazile concludes her role.”
But no more.
Today, in a statement provided to various outlets, a CNN spokeswoman said, “On October 14th, CNN accepted Donna Brazile’s resignation as a CNN contributor. CNN never gave Brazile access to any questions, prep material, attendee list, background information or meetings in advance of a town hall or debate. We are completely uncomfortable with what we have learned about her interactions with the Clinton campaign while she was a CNN contributor.”
Another WikiLeaks emailed has surfaced, revealing Brazile told the Clinton camp a question for Hillary Clinton to expect at the CNN-led town hall between Clinton and Bernie Sanders.
It has been suggested Brazile received the question by doing some on the ground digging with the residents, prior to the actual town hall. And she was definitely there ahead of time, because her presence, alongside other CNN personalities, made headlines.
It seems Jake Tapper was right: this did have some impact on Brazile’s future.