Morning Joe Baffled by Keith Ellison's Spin Over Hillary Clinton's DNC Criticism

Angie Massey
June 4, 2017

Speaking at technology event Code Conference in California, Clinton admitted her Democrat campaign was targeted by "content that was just flat-out false" from the Republican opposition during her Presidential attempt a year ago. There's also the fact - as Clinton has become fond of noting - that she won the popular vote over Trump by nearly 3 million votes. "It was accurate and up-to-date and I'm grateful for their hard work".

He was referring to Clinton's assertions during her talk that false news about her was widely spread on Facebook, and that she was hamstrung because the Democratic Party did not have a sophisticated data operation, unlike the well-funded Republican Party data system. Some people stayed home.

To pull it off, Russians would have needed to be "guided by Americans", she added later.

'The kind of things that were in WikiLeaks - you laugh, but people were obsessing over this stuff.

The timing of leaked emails from her former campaign manager, John Podesta, was an example of that, she said.

"DNC data folks: today's accusations are fucking bullshit, and I hope you understand the good you did despite that nonsense", he tweeted.

On Thursday, Strayed played the role of moderator during a almost hourlong question-and-answer session that included a candid discussion about Clinton's upcoming memoir recounting her experiences from last year's election.

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Therriault, who had left the DNC in summer 2016, asserted that his data team tried to warn the Clinton campaign that they were vulnerable in so-called Democratic "Blue Wall".

He said the candidate is ultimately responsible for winning or losing an election, and that's something he doesn't think Clinton will ever acknowledge.

Clinton's own former press secretary, Brian Fallon, said on CNN Thursday, "I'm not going to point fingers at the DNC".

"Hillary Clinton is a wonderful American".

But her campaign ultimately saw measurable drops with women voters in the suburbs of Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, in particular, Clinton said.

Her comments sparked outrage from many on Twitter, including President Donald Trump, who said Clinton "refuses to say she was a awful candidate". Here are a few responses to Clinton's allegations. "But let me see what kind of plane she's taking", the aide responded. The party has created what Clinton called institutions to support its platform and focused its efforts to more effectively reach people ahead of elections, she said.

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