The memo outlines an agreement from Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook to DNC CEO Amy Dacey, to coincide with a standard Joint Fundraising Agreement, according to NBC News.
The memo, signed Aug. 26, 2015, explains that in exchange for fundraising assistance from Hillary for America, “HFA personnel will be consulted and have joint authority over strategic decisions over the staffing, budget, expenditures, and general election related communications, data, technology, analytics, and research.”
As a result, the DNC agreed a communications director would be selected from “one of two candidates previously identified as acceptable to HFA.” Although the DNC said it would make the final cuts on senior staff in communications, technology, and research departments, only candidates “acceptable to HFA” would be chosen.
Additionally, the memo outlines that the agreement only applied to the general election, not the primary season.
"Nothing in this agreement shall be construed to violate the DNC's obligation of impartiality and neutrality through the Nominating process. All activities performed under this agreement will be focused exclusively on preparations for the General Election and not the Democratic Primary," the memo states.
"Further we understand you may enter into similar agreements with other candidates," it continues.
Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., who ran against Clinton in the Democratic primary, also signed a Joint Fundraising Agreement with the DNC. However, it was not used, the NBC News report said.
Brazile said in a book excerpt published by Politico on Thursday that the Clinton campaign gained control of the DNC's finances and operations to defeat Sanders in the 2016 Democratic primary.
Brazile cited "proof" on an agreement she discovered between two Clinton campaign funds and the DNC, in which money would be exchanged for control over DNC finances and strategy.
Some people have criticized Brazile's bombshell on Thursday because of the lack of context that was given surrounding the agreement.
This, as an aside, is sort of a strong argument for not publishing book excerpts without context and then not explaining further— Gideon Resnick (@GideonResnick) November 3, 2017
In response to the Politico reveal, President Trump has accused the DNC of “rigging” the election against Sanders and that it participated in “collusion,” as his own is being examined by several congressional and federal probes to determine if collusion occurred with Russia.