|Jeff Weaver, Sanders Campaign Mgr.|
The shit has hit the fan over Bernie Sanders’ staffers viewing of Clinton information in the now infamous data breach at NGP VAN. First of all, former Sanders’ National data Director Josh Uretsky said, “We didn’t use [the data] for anything valuable and we didn’t take custodianship of it.” Tempting as that might have been, my second point is, just how revealing was the data they looked at? In other words, did they see something that could have brought down the Clinton campaign, or was it just general info like who voted, for whom etc.?
Debbie Wasserman Schultz, a close friend and staunch supporter of Hillary Clinton, has been screaming bad boy, bad boy to the high heavens, when, in fact, she has neither confirmed nor denied whether Clinton’s team were also bad guys and looked at Bernie’s data. And the whole data breach incident is about as suspicious as it can get occurring just before tonight’s debate.
In keeping with that thought, it is very interesting that one of the NGP VAN founders, Nathaniel Pearlman, also served as chief technology officer for Hillary Clinton’s 2008 Presidential campaign.
I don’t want to scream conspiracy–I just did didn’t I?–but the Democratic Party has tried to ostracize Bernie Sanders from this race since the beginning, just because he is an Independent. That, when he has always caucused with the Dems. Independents are here to stay but right now the Democratic Party, namely Debbie Wasserman Schultz and her DNC are on trial. We have not heard the last of this.