DNC Chair Doesn’t Understand Sanders Data Breach, Tries to Explain It Anyway
While discussing the ins and outs of the Bernie Sanders campaign’s alleged breach of proprietary voter data pertaining to rival Hillary Clinton, the Democratic National Committee chair admitted her own lack of technical knowledge of the matter — despite her attempts to explain it.
When CNN’s Wolf Blitzer asked DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz whether or not she would allow Sanders’ remaining staff to access their own information in the system, she expressed her ignorance on the matter.
“I’m not familiar enough technologically to describe what it is they do and do not have access to,” she said. Moments before, however, she told Blitzer that the DNC suspended “their access to the voter file software.”
Wasserman Schultz then went on to explain that a previous incident alluded to by Sanders’ campaign manager, Jeff Weaver, wasn’t an appropriate example of the DNC’s apparent preference for Clinton since it was determined that no proprietary data had been stolen.
“When the analysis was done at that time,” she said, “no one’s information was accessed. The window was closed and there was no breach of the integrity of the voting file. No campaign accessed that.”
The Sanders campaign immediately fired one of its staffers after reporting the incident, which led to the DNC’s involvement.
Check out the clip above, via CNN.
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