Among the many Wikileaks documents is one from Ron Klain, who had been Biden’s Chief of Staff. In his email he takes credit for Biden’s demise and then goes on to say he is happy to be working for Hillary.
“It’s been a little hard for me to play such a role in the Biden demise – and I am definitely dead to them — but I’m glad to be on Team HRC, and glad that she had a great debate last night.”
Hillary tried to hide her involvement by releasing the following statement:
“Vice President Biden is a friend of mine. He and I were colleagues in the Senate, I worked with him as first lady, I worked with him in President Obama’s first term, and I have a great deal of admiration and respect for him. I think he has to make what is a very difficult decision for himself and his family, and he should have the space and opportunity to decide what he wants to do.”
Klain did not say what he had done but it must have been quite effective because just 1 week later, Biden announced that after months of deliberation, he would not run for president.
Klain’s defection from the administration further underlines the extent to which establishment Democrats rallied around Clinton in advance of the campaign.
The Daily Caller first reported Tuesday that interim Democratic National Convention chair Donna Brazile may have shared questions for a CNN town hall with the camp Clinton in advance. She strongly denied the allegation in a statement yesterday.