Brazile Defends Her Decision to Leak Questions to Clinton

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Former Democratic National Committee chair Donna Brazile joined Comedy Central's "The Daily Show" on Thursday to discuss her time as head of the DNC. During the interview, Trevor Noah asked Brazile about her leaked emails to the Clinton campaign in which she gaveĀ out debate questions.

"Well, first of all, I didn't have my hands in the cookie jar. I'm an operative, I'm a strategist, and part of what my role was, in addition to being a ‘political pundit,' was to help advance the cause of justice and equality," she said.

"So think about, we have six debates. I started to fight for more debates. I started to fight to ensure that Bernie and Hillary had an opportunity to talk about these issues, talk about the Flint water crisis, talk about criminal justice reform, and that was my role," she continued.

Brazile then said that what people know about the emails is the "Russian version" of the story.

"Now, the Wikileaks version is the Russian version. My own version is that, had you saw my e-mails to Bernie, you would have known that I was communicating with Bernie just as much as I was communicating with Hillary, with Martin O'Malley," Brazile said. "Because that's what you do."

After Brazile demonstrated thatĀ the Wikileaks version of events was only half of the truth using a torn piece of paper, Noah asked her if she would tell her side of the events in a book.

"Hell yeah!" Brazile emphatically responded before going on to defend her decision again, saying she wanted to "make sure that those questions, those topics, that is out there."

Finally Brazile pushed Noah to run for congress himself.

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