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Trump Calls For Probe Into ‘Rigged’ Democratic Primary

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President Donald Trump called for a federal investigation into the Clinton campaign’s influence over the Democratic National Committee (DNC) Friday, accusing the campaign of colluding with the party to rig the primary in their favor.

Trump’s accusation that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s campaign stole the primary is based on an excerpt from interim DNC chair Donna Brazile’s upcoming book, released Thursday in Politico Magazine.

Brazile describes taking over as DNC chair only to discover that the party entered into a joint fundraising agreement with the Clinton campaign. The agreement, signed roughly one year before Clinton won the nomination, gave her campaign full strategic control of the party in exchange for financial backing. Brazile says the former party chair, Democratic Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida, entered into the agreement in order to avoid revealing the organization’s perilous financial state.

Trump’s use of “Pocahontas” refers to Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, dubbed Pocahontas because of her identification as a native American on college applications forms. Warren told CNN’s Jake Tapper she believes the primary was “rigged” in Clinton’s favor Thursday night.

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