The Intercept: New Leak: Top DNC Official Wanted to Use Bernie Sanders’s Religious Beliefs Against Him

July 22 2016, 12:38 p.m.

AMONG THE NEARLY 20,000 internal emails from the Democratic National Committee, released Friday by Wikileaks and presumably provided by the hacker “Guccifer 2.0,” is a May 2016 message from DNC CFO Brad Marshall. In it, he suggested that the party should “get someone to ask” Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders about his religious beliefs.

The email was sent to DNC Communications Director Luis Miranda and Deputy Communications Director Mark Paustenbach. It’s unclear who the “someone” in this message could be — though a member of the press seems like a safe bet. A request for comment sent to Marshall was not immediately returned.

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Where have we seen this attempt to use religious bigotry to garner votes before? Oh yeah. With Obama, 2008, when the Clinton camp spread rumors about Obama being a Muslim to stoke terrorist fears. Except Obama was not Muslim. More important than that, however, is that the thousands of emails just released are the smoking gun that will make the ongoing class-action lawsuit against the DNC for secret collusion with the Clinton campaign that much harder to defend against in the courts and in the court of public opinion.


 

Obama in a turban: Barack accuses Hillary of smear campaign after circulating photos of him dressed as ‘a Muslim’

By DAVID GARDNER

Obama TurbanLast updated at 13:15 26 February 2008

Supporters of Barack Obama have accused Hillary Clinton of using shameful “smear” tactics after a photograph of him wearing traditional African dress appeared on the internet.The snapshot, which shows Mr Obama, 46, wearing a white headdress and matching robes during a visit to Kenya, was published on a popular American website.
Campaign chiefs for the Illinois senator have reacted furiously, claiming the image had been leaked to stoke up fears of terrorism and associate Mr Obama with similar pictures of Osama Bin Laden.

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