Robby Mook, Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager said on Monday that it was Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s “decision to step down” as chair of the Democratic National Committee in the wake of the the email revelations.”
In a press conference from the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Mook said, “This was the chairwoman’s decision to step down. She reached out to Secretary Clinton to notify her about that. And the Secretary released a statement yesterday thanking her for her work.” (RELATED: Debbie Wasserman Schultz To Step Down As DNC Chair)
“So no one at the Clinton campaign urged her to step down,” a reporter followed up. (RELATED: Leaked Emails Show DNC Officials Constructing Anti-Bernie Narrative)
“This was the chairwoman’s decision,” Mook said.
In the wake of Wasserman Schultz stepping down as chair, she immediately agreed serve as the “honorary chair” of Clinton’s 50-state program.” (RELATED: Leaked DNC Documents Show Plans To Reward Big Donors With Federal Appointments)
Stemming from the DNC emails leaks include references of key party officials plotting an anti-Bernie Sanders narrative. Another revelation from the Wikileaks email dump apparently show DNC officials planning which prominent donors and fundraisers would be appointed to committees and federal boards.