CNN has formally severed ties with commentator Donna Brazile, a spokesman confirmed to Mediaite Monday.
CNN and ABC News had both suspended Brazile after she was tapped to serve as acting DNC head following the resignation of Debbie Wasserman Schultz. In theory, that arrangement was only temporary, but CNN made it permanent as late as two weeks ago in the wake of hacked emails showing she provided questions in advance to the Hillary Clinton campaign.
“On October 14th, CNN accepted Donna Brazile’s resignation as a CNN contributor,” said CNN spokesman Lauren Pratapas in a statement.
“CNN never gave Brazile access to any questions, prep material, attendee list, background information or meetings in advance of a town hall or debate,” she added. “We are completely uncomfortable with what we have learned about her interactions with the Clinton campaign while she was a CNN contributor.”
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