CNN this month quietly dismissed Donna Brazile, the Democratic National Committee chair, from her position as a contributor more than two weeks ago, after a leaked email appeared to show she gave Hillary Clinton a question that would be asked at a presidential forum.
CNN spokeswoman Lauren Pratrapas said in a Monday statement provided to the Washington Examiner that the cable channel is "completely uncomfortable" after learning that earlier this year, Brazile provided Clinton's campaign with specific questions she would face at CNN presidential forums.
CNN indicated that those worries led Brazile to offer her resignation, which CNN accepted. However, CNN didn't make that decision known until Monday, more than two weeks later.
"On Oct. 14, CNN accepted Donna Brazile's resignation as a CNN contributor," the company said in a statement released Monday. "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."
"We are completely uncomfortable with what we have learned about her interactions with the Clinton campaign while she was a CNN contributor," CNN added.
As of early Monday afternoon, CNN had not said why it waited more than two weeks to make the announcement.
Emails from Brazile to Clinton's team were published in the continuing WikiLeaks hack of campaign chair John Podesta's emails.
Brazile commented Monday on Twitter about the change for the first time: