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Donna Brazile Out At CNN After Emails Show She Leaked Info to Clinton Campaign

A CNN spokesperson says the network is "completely uncomfortable" about the contributor's relationship with the campaign.

Liam Mathews

CNN has severed ties with contributor Donna Brazile after leaked emails showed that the Democratic operative provided Hillary Clinton's campaign with advance knowledge of what would be asked at a primary debate on CNN.

Brazile resigned from the network on Oct. 14, which was confirmed Monday after the latest release of WikiLeaks hacked emails from the Clinton campaign showed that Brazile leaked a question that was going to be asked at the Mar. 6 debate between Democratic candidates.

On Mar. 5, Brazile sent an email to Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta and communications chief Jennifer Palmieri with the subject line "One of the questions directed to HRC tomorrow is from a woman with a rash."

The body of the email said, "Her family has lead poison and she will ask what, if anything, will Hillary do as president to help the ppl of Flint."

Donna Brazile

Donna Brazile

Larry French, Getty Images

"On October 14th, CNN accepted Donna Brazile's resignation as a CNN contributor. (Her deal had previously been suspended in July when she became the interim head of the DNC.) CNN never gave Brazile access to any questions, prep material, attendee list, background information or meetings in advance of a town hall or debate," CNN said in a statement to The Wrap. "We are completely uncomfortable with what we have learned about her interactions with the Clinton campaign while she was a CNN contributor."

Brazile took over as interim head of the Democratic National Convention after former chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz resigned in a leaked email scandal of her own.

The revelation comes at a bad time for the Clinton campaign, which is dealing with renewed scrutiny from the FBI over the private email server scandal after the discovery of possible pertinent emails in a separate investigation into former congressman Anthony Weiner, the estranged, scandal-plagued husband of top Clinton aide Huma Abedin.