Former interim Democratic National Committee chairperson Donna Brazile, who was exposed by WikiLeaks as having leaked debate questions to the Hillary Clinton campaign in advance, is writing a book about her experiences.
Brazile’s book, titled “Hacks: The Inside Story of the Break-ins and Breakdowns that Put Donald Trump in the White House,” is scheduled to come out around the one-year anniversary of Trump’s election, according to Politico.
Brazile, who has been a strong critic of Trump, said in announcing her upcoming book, “I’ve been a Democrat all my life, but I’m an American first. At a moment when our democracy is in crisis, it’s time to tell the truth about what went wrong in 2016. Our nation is under unprecedented assault, and if we don’t get the facts out, it will happen again — and worse than you can imagine.”
She was chosen for the role of interim DNC chair after Debbie Wasserman Schultz was forced to resign, due to being outed by WikiLeaks in the leaking of DNC emails. Then WikiLeaks released emails from the account of John Podesta, Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager, which exposed Brazile herself.
In March, Brazile defended her decision to leak presidential debate questions to Clinton in advance, saying, “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.”
Hachette, the publisher Brazile has signed the book deal with, says the book will be “equal parts campaign thriller, memoir, and roadmap for the future.”
How much the book deal is worth has not been made public.
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