WikiLeaks released thousands of new hacked emails from the Democratic National Committee (DNC) Sunday evening, and one contained a glimpse into the DNC’s relationship with MSNBC.
An email with the subject “Morning Joe,” sent from DNC Communications Director Luis Miranda to DNC National Press Secretary Mark Paustenbach, reads, “Fucking Joe claiming the system is rigged, party against him, we need to complain to their producer.”
The email was from May 18, towards the end of the Democratic primary, when many of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’ supporters were frustrated with Clinton’s lead and held the belief the system was tilted against the self-described socialist.
The DNC’s eagerness to “complain to” MSNBC producers to quiet “Morning Joe” host Joe Scarborough’s criticisms falls in line with previously leaked emails that show a tight relationship between members of both the DNC and the Clinton campaign with the media. These incidents include CNN contributor Donna Brazile leaking debate questions to the Clinton campaign and Politico correspondent Glenn Thrush sending stories to the Clinton camp for approval.
More DNC emails released late Sunday also seem to indicate the committee may have been feeding questions to CNN for a Trump interview.
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