Judicial Watch: Media Ignore Lawsuit Against DNC, Wasserman Schultz

Gage Cohen | August 11, 2017 | 10:52am EDT
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Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz

(D-Fla.) in 2016.  (CNN)

(CNSNews.com) -- News outlets are ignoring a class-action lawsuit filed by 150 Democrat voters and donors against the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and its former chair, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, for the “breach of fiduciary duty, negligence, unjust enrichment, and negligent misrepresentation for secretly helping Clinton get the presidential nomination over Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders,” according to Judicial Watch.

The 35-page lawsuit claims that Wasserman Schultz and the DNC were biased towards Hillary Clinton and actively assisted her in winning her party’s 2016 nomination, arguing that “the DNC was not neutral.”

“To the contrary, the DNC was biased in favor of one candidate, Hillary Clinton, from the beginning and throughout the process,” reads the legal complaint.  “The DNC devoted its considerable resources to supporting Clinton above any of the other Democratic candidates.”

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and former 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

(C-SPAN screenshot)

“Through its public claims to being neutral and impartial, the DNC actively concealed its bias from its own donors as well as donors to the campaigns of Clinton’s rivals, including Bernie Sanders,” reads the lawsuit.

The DNC’s apparent bias towards Clinton was first uncovered in July 2016, when the website WikiLeaks released thousands of emails between high-ranking Democratic Party officials appearing to demonstrate a coordinated effort to elect Clinton as the nominee. Shortly thereafter, Wasserman Schultz resigned her post as DNC chairwoman.

“Democrats suing her insist that the congresswoman violated DNC’s charter and bylaws that say the party chair ‘shall exercise impartiality and evenhandedness’ and ‘shall be responsible for ensuring that the officers and staff of the DNC maintain impartiality and evenhandedness,’” reports Judicial Watch.

“Wasserman Schultz also made public declarations vowing to run a neutral primary, according to the lawsuit, while she and the DNC pushed for Clinton from the start of the 2016 presidential election cycle,” said Judicial Watch.

The lawsuit also claims that the DNC and Debbie Wasserman Schultz had knowledge of the wrongfulness of their actions.

A Sanders-supporting husband and wife from Miami have taken the lead on the lawsuit and even created a website dedicated to exposing the DNC’s alleged corruption.

Moreover, this is not the only scandal with which the former DNC chairwoman is involved. One of Wasserman Schultz’s IT aides was arrested while trying to fly out of the country on charges of alleged banking fraud.

“For unknown reasons, Wasserman Schultz kept [Imran] Awan, whose entire family is embroiled in a major scam, and he had access to her emails and files as well as the password to the electronic device the congresswoman used for DNC business before she was booted out last summer,” reported Judicial Watch.

“Wasserman Schultz’s gatekeepers are shielding the notoriously media savvy politician from the media and a Florida newspaper points out that ‘the Weston Democrat has not explained why she continued to employ Awan,’ until his arrest. Judicial Watch has launched an investigation and is pursuing public records,” stated the government watchdog group.

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