In yet another bombshell from Donna Brazile's upcoming book, the former interim head of the Democratic National Committee describes the paranoia she went through surrounding the Russia-linked hacks of Democrats' emails during the 2016 campaign.
In the memoir, which will have the title, "Hacks: The Inside Story of the Break-ins and Breakdowns That Put Donald Trump in the White House," Brazile talks about the mysterious murder of DNC data staffer Seth Rich, which some conspiracy theorists say is because he leaked internal DNC emails to WikiLeaks, and wrote about how she felt her own life was in danger.
Brazile says she shut the blinds to her office window so snipers could not see her, according the Washington Post. She also installed surveillance cameras in her home and fretted over whether the Russians had bugged her DNC executive suite with listening devices.
Brazile took over as head of the DNC after Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz bowed out after emails published by WikiLeaks showed she and other officials worked to undermine Sen. Bernie Sanders in the Democratic primary process in favor of Hillary Clinton.
After top Democratic officials were “encouraging us not to talk about" the hacked emails, Brazile said a conversation with former National Security Adviser Susan Rice and former Attorney General Eric Holder escalated her concerns when they told her to take the matter seriously.
Brazile also said she tried, but failed, to convince leading Republican Party officials to issue a joint statement with her to condemn Russian meddling in the election.
In a report in January, multiple U.S. intelligence agencies said they believed the Russians interfered in the presidential election.
Now, multiple inquiries, one federal and several congressional, are looking into that as well as whether the Kremlin was working the President Trump's campaign.