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As Donna Brazile Controversy Grows, Donald Trump Jr. Revives Old Conspiracy Theory

The words ‘controversy’ and ‘politics’ seem to go hand-in-hand in the current political environment, and casual observers are getting to the point that they need a scorecard just to keep up. Another big one crept up to the top of the list last week, and this one came courtesy of yet another bombshell tell-all book about the contentious 2016 presidential campaign. Donna Brazile, former interim Democratic National Committee Chair, is the one behind this book, and she’s raised a ton of eyebrows with what she has to say.

Brazile makes it crystal clear that the Hillary Clinton campaign was calling the shots around the DNC last year. While that has long been suspected and assumed, the blunt assessment from Brazile and the picture she painted have shone a rather unflattering light on Clinton. In addition, Brazile noted that she seriously considered whether or not Clinton needed to be replaced as a candidate with former Vice President Joe Biden after a public fainting episode.

As Business Insider shares, one of the most eyebrow-raising assessments from Brazile came when she noted that she was in fear of her life after the mysterious murder of former DNC staffer Seth Rich. That case has never been solved, and conspiracy theorists have had a field day drawing conclusions about why that’s the case. Right-wing pundit Dinesh D'Souza caught wind of Brazile’s remarks, and he added more fuel to the fire on social media.

"Donna Brazile feared for her life for crossing the Clintons you know you are dealing with an unscrupulous gang of thugs," he wrote.

Donald Trump Jr. was picking up what he was laying down, and he quickly chimed in with his two cents.

"I assume she was very fearful of involuntary suicide???" he wrote.

Conservative outlet Gateway Pundit also hopped on the bandwagon, as evidenced by this recent headline.

"Why Would Donna Brazile Be in Fear For Her Life if Seth Rich’s Death Was Just a Random Late Night Mugging?" the headline reads.

While the case of Rich’s unsolved murder is certainly a puzzling one, not much weight has been given to the various conspiracy theories surrounding his death. There’s a school of thought that suggests he was some kind of whistleblower that was ultimately silenced, but that has yet to be proven in any investigations.

Brazile achieved a certain level of notoriety last year as she was pulled into another controversy surrounding the election. There were accusations being bandied about that she used her clout at CNN to forward debate questions to Clinton’s team in advance of a faceoff with Bernie Sanders, and those accusations seemed to be confirmed in the infamous Wikileaks email controversy. Brazile initially denied it, but she eventually came clean and apologized. Fast forward to today, and she’s become quite outspoken while explaining how the Democratic primary was completely rigged in Clinton’s favor.

It’s pretty startling to have something that has been widely speculated about be confirmed in such a public fashion, but it appears to be par for the course in the current environment - especially when there are some books to sell.

Source: Business Insider
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