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mcreynolds was notoriously the famousc, portrait in 1924 in which he didn't sit for. from his vantage point, hoover had the audacity to dominate. he wrote letters. to over saying how dare you afflict the court with another hebrew. >> tonight at 8:00 eastern on c-span's q&a." a conversation with former democratic national committee interim chair donna brazile from today's "washington journal." this is just over 45 minutes. >> we want to welcome donna's brazil -- donna brazile. the break-ins and breakdowns that the donald trump in the white house. has your week? exciting, i've heard from friends, as well as people who wanted to not only
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encourage me to tell my story, you wanted to know more about the hack. >> you see a lot of enemies. i want to get your reaction from whatrepublicans, this is was said on cnn this past week. approached both campaigns about the fundraising agreement, they were broke. they want going to make payroll, they weren't going to be able to transfer money to the state parties to give them operational, they were in a better place. both the sanders and clinton campaigns signed fundraising agreements, we thought it was a good thing to sign up for. the only difference was sanders didn't raise any money, and we did. money,ers was raising you had some big money donors. he was getting more domitian -- donations from private donors. > it would have been great for the dnc to restart with him. hillary turned over her
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it is important for low dollar donors to be part of the process. but the dnc said we need help. we are not prepared for the general election. we created the memo of understanding that was there. it was not about the primary election. and we were very frustrated with the dnc. the idea that we had any control is laughable. we put guardrails in about how the money we raised needed to be put in a way that mattered. host: your reaction. guest: first of all, the dnc was broke. where we disagree is the dnc, which nominated secretary clinton, should have been independent. it should not have received those resources that would later be construed as the dnc tilting to one side. the fact is secretary clinton
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won. she won the primary. she had 4 million more votes. it is almost like a landslide, when you look at the outcome of the election. but the truth is the dnc should have been free to spend its own resources. as i have stated in the book, which i think is important for people in the future, those who will lead the democratic party, before a nominee is selected, no one should take control. host: you had a phone conversation with hillary clinton. the election was in november. she called you in february. guest: she called me, i am sure -- well, we talked about the future of the democratic party. she called me three months later. i can assume, given what has happened in the election, what was going on, secretary clinton had a long list of people to call, including volunteers, party leaders, and members of congress. the president of the united states.
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somewhere along that list, donna brazile. that is great. i admire her. she is a phenomenal women. the campaign that robbie and others managed fell short. that is why i wrote this book. i wanted to write my own postmortem. robby mook and others from the campaign are free to write their own postmortem. what they are not free to do is denigrate or destroy the dnc or destroy any entity is that is there to help americans across the landscape. brazile would turn over the will of the democratic voters by something to replace hillary clinton and tim campaign -- and tim kaine. it is particularly troubling and puzzling she would seemingly buy into false russian fueled propaganda about our candidate's health.
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donna came in to take over the dnc at a very difficult time. we were grateful for her for doing so. but we do not recognize the campaign she portrays in the book. finally, we are pretty tired of people who were not part of our campaign telling the world what it was like to be on the inside. we loved our candidate and each other, and it remains our honor to have been part of the effort to make hillary clinton the 45th president." guest: i appreciate the last part of that letter. no one worked harder then i date. -- than i did. ," is about the break-ins and breakdowns that led to the election of donald trump. i gave an assessment of how the ofocratic party fell short its mission, in large part because we did not have the resources i believe we needed to win in those states that donald trump was able to win. host: let me share this headline from the "new york times."
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the conversation the president had with vladimir putin. his denials of russian interference are sincere -- the president saying i believe him. guest: it is extremely disappointing. first of all, mr. president, this was an attack on our country, our election system, our democracy. most importantly, this was an active campaign to destroy the democratic national committee, between ordinary citizens. the fact that we are now learning about the investment the russians made in our social media platforms, the fact that we are not even working to 2018,ve or be prepared, in for further for interference, be it from russia or any other nation, i think the president needs to acknowledge what 17 agencies have said and what and many -- and what many americans have come tothat russia did interfere. host: here is what the president
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said in vietnam. [video clip] >> i am surprised there is any conflict on this. i believe he believes that. it is important for someone to believe. i believe he believes that russia did not interfere in the election. as far as what i believe in it or not, i am with our agencies. intel agencies, our intelligence agencies. i have worked with them very strongly. there were not 17, as was previously reported, but there were actually 4. but as currently led by fine people, i believe very much in our intelligence agencies. to be same time, i want able, because i think it is very important, to get along with russia, to get along with china, to get along with vietnam, to get along with lots of countries.
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we have a lot of things we need to solve. russia and china in particular can help us with the north korea problem, which is one of our truly great problems. so i am not looking to stand and start arguing with somebody when there are reporters all around and cameras recording and seeing our conversation. i think it was very obvious to everybody. i believe that putin really feel strongly he did not metal -- meddle in our election. host: donna brazile, your reaction. guest: again, i am disappointed. when we learned at the dnc -- and of course, we did not learn it right away, because it took forever for it to get to the right leadership in the party -- but when we learned there was russian spyware, that he had been in our system well over 10 months to one year, and had not theystolen emails, but
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were stealing research, data, stealing many of our technology confirmed notwas just by one agency but confirmed by 17 intelligence agencies, that the russians were indeed involved in our system. i am disappointed the president is not taking this as seriously as it should be. briefing fromd my a federal agency, my first reaction was to go straight to the pentagon. why should i go back to the dnc? the dnc is under attack. this was a cyber espionage campaign that sought to discredit and destroy our nominee, that meddled in our ourtion systems, meddled in -- i concluded, after i was briefed, that something was going on. that they were just not going in our email box.
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they were looking for information that could discredit hillary clinton, discredit bernie sanders. so in my judgment, the regiments -- the russians did interfere. host: our guest is donna brazile, the former interim head of the democratic national committee. two parts from the book i want to ask about. first, you write "this election broke all the rules and destroyed the tradition of civility. as a country, we ask these mental questions -- who are weak, what do we value, can we find a way to trust again and not just see each other as partisan enemies?" guest: i believe one of the reasons why the russians were successful in meddling is because we are so polarized. during the time in which the hacking was occurring, i kept reaching out to my republican counterpart. us."t saying "help
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do not allow the spyware and malware to destroy our party. the democratic national committee next year will celebrate 170 years. i was concerned also about the republicans. i was concerned their database may be destroyed. i kept warning them about what we were being told about cozy bear, fancy bear -- we found other bears and wolves, too. i was concerned about our country as an american that i warned republican so that if, by chance, they were being attacked, the steps we were taking to get rid of the interference in our system. host: and you write about how this impacted the staff of the dnc and also the murder of seth rich. guest: let me just say this.
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i have to be careful when i talk about this. seth worked at the dnc. he was a great, loyal, dedicated staff. as the vice chair for civic engagement and voter participation, seth was one of the two people who work in my area. his murder -- we took it seriously. we cried for days. we mourned the loss of not just our colleague, but a friend. seth was murdered july 10. i became chair july 24. in between those weeks, we saw emails of staff people being leaked. those staff members came under harassment you they started getting threats. started getting bombarded with emails from trolls and bots. we did not know who was setting our house on fire. but at the time, we were mourning the loss of a colleague. i believe fundamentally that the staff at the dnc, they are the
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grandest people i will ever get to know. they were brave. they came to work each and every day despite the fact they were getting death threats, that the building was getting constantly threatened. people were protesting, because they had read selected enough and leaks designed to sow discord and turn the dnc against the dnc. that is what happened. host: carol is joining us, tyler, texas. you are on the air with donna brazile. her new book titled "hacks." caller: good morning. i have a couple of questions i would like to ask. the first one is what in the world would make donna brazile think that hillary clinton is not capable of answering questions during the debate? i saw those questions she gave to her. that is ridiculous.
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hillary clinton is the smartest politician on the planet, nose and stairs to most all questions. so what was her motive for that? to i am ashamed you are used respect her. that is over. loyal, for any of us democrats to be loyal to bernie sanders, he should not have even run on the democratic ticket read he was not a democrat before. he is not one now. host: you write about this in the book. guest: absolutely. i am sorry i disappointed you. people confuse -- they forget the fact that as vice chair of the democratic national committee, i was under enormous pressure to expand the number of the base and town halls, etc. what idea, and i apologize for it later, because people only saw what wikileaks and others wanted you to see. they did not see all of my emails. what they saw was me supposedly giving hillary questions
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provided by cnn. what i tried to tell people is that cnn did not share questions with me. period. that is it. period. but what did occur is when we expanded the number of debates and town halls was i wanted to give both candidates -- in fact, martin o'malley was in the race. i wanted to give them heads up. first, we were to talk about issues people of color were concerned about. we wanted to talk about the death and ot. about the flint water crisis. cnn was the beneficiary of many of these debates. but i gave both candidates heads up that we were going to discuss topics of concern to black lives matter, people of color, and others. for the first time in the democratic party process, by the middle of march, we had not discussed any of these issues related to people of colored, their economic circumstances, the criminal justice system. the things people cared about.
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i also write in the book that every saturday before the sunday shows, i reached out to the republicans. i guess ms. carol is upset with that. but i do not know the republican party process. so i would reach out to sean spicer and say what is happening on the republican side? i reached out to rick tyler. i reached out to everybody. because i am the person that i have always been. somebody who is there, somebody who wants to get the facts, and somebody who is willing to engage more people in the process. host: where you surprise cnn cut ties with you? guest: no, i cut the ties. i am not surprised they have continued to attack me. you know why i cut ties? because i got home that night and could not find evidence that they were asking me to prove. and because i could not find that, because i could not find those emails, i told them, let it go.
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let it go, because i will take it -- they wanted to publish a statement, but i thought that was not the way i would handle it. i have been with cnn 14 years. i love cnn. then need -- many members of my family, some of whom were rescued, cnn allowed me to use that platform to say we need to help the people in louisiana. i watch cnn. anderson is still my boo. i may not be his boo-boo, but he is my boo. thatt to address an issue you did not give me an opportunity to address. hillary clinton -- i dropped everything to become the chair for the democratic national committee for the second time in my adult life. cycles, 11ection presidential.
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inee weeks ago, i was northern virginia, canvassing for a candidate who became the first asian-american woman to be elected to the house of delegates. i raised money for them. y called me on a sunday and said i need you to drop everything and walk the streets, i would do it read i did the same for president obama and did it for everyone else. when it came time for me to answer the many people who were calling me, not just reporters, but also members of the party who were concerned about her health, it was my job as chair -- the charter stipulates that. my job as chair is to confirm -- confer with other democratic leaders. i had to think about this. this video went viral. so the idea that i took some message from the russians -- please. i have been had by the chinese, as a member of opm, staffer, and now the russians.
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i am not trying to the talking points from everybody --i am not talking points from anybody. but i want to explain how they may come back to destroy us once again. host: one quick follow-up, because jake tapper was very critical of you. what was your reaction? guest: i respect jake. i saw him a few months ago. it i said in the book, jake, am a partisan with a point of view. that is why cnn hired me. to be partisan. the notion that i will given to pressure from cnn to produce more debates and town halls, and i have all of those in else -- but one my email, my so-called emails were leaked and put out to destroy me -- which is fine. that is the game. piled on, i said we
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can explain how this process works. because i know how this process works. but it is ok. i am a woman of faith. i have my god. i have my great friends. i have my beautiful family. host: you are one of how many? guest: i am the third of nine. host: we go to barbara in new york city. caller: good morning. i called to say thank you for writing your book. we need to know what is going on and how these parties operate. so i am very appreciative, not only of your book but also the campaign.n al gore's it was not your fault you lost your also wondering, what you think about al gore as a candidate for 2020? guest: thank you, and thank you for your kind words. i do not know about 2020. right now, my focus is on the election in alabama.
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lsu tiger. i will visit the auburn tigers in a few weeks. we have a race in georgia. it is a run off. that is one in atlanta. i will help my friend next weekend. i will think about 2020 in probably 2019. right now, 2018 will be a very important year for democrats. this is what i want to tell all americans. you have a right to vote, you have a right to run for office. take itot have to just from washington or any other place. go out there on your power. register to vote. that involved and make a difference. that is what i would encourage people do. candidate,bout one worry about the future of our democracy, protect it from foreign interference. host: david on the republican line, you are next. caller: how are you doing? guest: i am doing good.
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great to hear from someone in north carolina. caller: hi. let me preface what i am saying. i think you are a democrat hack, but i love you. i love the fact that you have come out and said something that everybody thought. you want to get the clintons off the playing field. and -- you know, you were the one who brought up the real important thing. can i answer you now, my friend? caller: yes, sir. guest: yes, ma'am. boo, here is donna 101. i wanted more than any american, probably, i wanted to win in 2016. i wanted hillary clinton to be president of the united states. had she won, i probably still would have to take my activism.
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i have been involved in politics since the age of nine. i worked on a lot of presidential campaigns, senatorial, congressional campaigns. you can call me a hack. but last year, the country was hacked. that is why i selected the title of this book. i believe that whenever there is injustice in society, whenever there are people being harmed, whenever there are people whose rights have been trampled with, it is my job, and the job of every american, to stand up and speak out and express his or her opinions. that is something that, as americans, we may disagree with. but the true nature of our country, our democracy, is stability. i believe we should be civil with one another. i get attacked sometimes from democrats because i reach out to republicans.
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sometimes, you hear from the other side, and something you may hear and understand from the other side -- we should listen to one another and not just be democrats, republicans. we need to come back together as americans. host: tier hypothetical, but in they moore's name ballot, and the republicans bring in luther strange, what does that mean for doug jones? guest: he needs to continue. he is talking jobs, education, health care. roy moore is talking about what he did or did not do 20 years ago. host: 40 years ago. guest: correct. roy moore was a district attorney. he held a lot of power. these people were probably afraid of him, scared to talk about what was happening to them. he should be respectful of them. john mccain said what he did, if you did it, is disqualifying. i agree. if the republicans want to put a right in, right -- put a
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write-in in, right on. but i believe in doug jones. by the way, we should talk about your other book -- guest: well, my nickname is "trouble." i got that nickname from mayor emanuel in chicago. caller: good morning, steve, and ms. brazile. i have to say it is a thrill and honor to speak with you. i am so excited. i will try to not get goofy here. first of all, i would like to say congratulations on your book. guest: thank you, ma'am. caller: i want to know if you will come to oakland or san francisco for a book signing, so you can sign it for me. guest: i was in san francisco just this past -- i was there thursday night at the
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commonwealth club. i look forward to coming to oakland. barbara lee is a great friend. i know a lot of people in northern california. i would love to come back. caller: you are welcome. anytime, day or night. guest: i appreciate you. caller: and i think you did a great job on the campaign. i watched the whole thing. i was on it like a laser. let me sum up what i think about the election. since 2015, we have known what has gone on. it is -- it was not a fair election. i think we should redo it. right? when itat what kids do, is not fair? both sides did not play fair. guest: thank you so much. and i want to just say this. i would hope that we take some lessons from 2016, and that is, as americans, whenever we hear the word "hacked," we should take notice that someone is
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trying to interfere. someone is trying to influence us. one of the characters i mentioned in the book, he called me just about every day to give me an idea of what the active destabilizeld be to our democracies, call into question our elections. that is why i believe the onus is also on the president. he needs to acknowledge what happened last year. he needs to convene a bipartisan commission to study ways in which we can protect our country in the future. i have seen that happen in germany, with their elections, in france with their elections. so many in austria and other countries. we need to take a page from our own book and strengthen our democracy. host: chapter 12 -- "i am not p atsy the slave." explain. guest: when donald trump said " what the hell do you have to
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lose?" that was my wake-up call that this was a close election. i tried to hire people. in some cases, they were wanting to come and work for free. bricklin refused. him the highll commander bricklin -- brookyln. bring on people who could help me expand of the vote. i was worried the obama coalition did not get enough attention. that is why i am not "patsy the slave." as analogy here is that woman, i wanted to make my own decisions. i did not want one someone in the headquarters in brick lane -- brooklyn making the decisions. i did not work for hillary. i do not work for the campaign.
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i was a volunteer for the dnc. my obligations were not only to the office of the democratic national committee but my obligations were to the rank and file. host: on the republican line, david is next, south dakota. caller: good morning. it has been very interesting, listening to you. i think you should run under the democratic ticket. you impressed me more than any other democrat i have heard. but i agree that the russians with ourmeddled elections, just like the united states has meddled with the elections of every other country in the world for years. but i do not think the russians tried to elect trumps when they already have their hooks into mrs. clinton. when you claim that other countries meddle in elections, obama actively campaigned for one of the candidates in the british election. he did everything he could to
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defeat netanyahu, which is just the way world politics are. but you have really impressed me. run for president as a democrat, you would be the first democrat i have ever voted for. thank you. guest: thank you, and thank you for your kind words. i love the people of south dakota. let me just say this. i mother taught us to wrongs do not make a right. i have heard that argument as well, that the united states has meddled in elections. perhaps so. i have noticed some occasions that i have read and witnessed. but i am referring to our democracy. we came under attack in 2016. in 2008, when the chinese tried to hack into both mccain and president obama's campaign, the justice department went to those officials and said, here is what is happening. in our case, it was delayed for months, in large part because we
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had a contractor who we maintained in our system we did not know. once we started the mediation, we did the very best job to remove them so they could not interfere. we see now from the social media campaign and from others how much the russians were actively engaged in sewing -- sowing discord and distrust. yes, they tried to destroy secretary clinton. destroyted this -- to her credibility, her platform, everything. one of the ways to do it was sow discord between the clinton and sanders campaign. when i found the cancer, i wanted to get rid of it. i did not want to have any excuse out there why senator clinton was not running a strong campaign to win the presidency. host: the 940 louisiana, what is it like today? guest: first of all, we are mourning the loss of fat domin
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oes. host: you can sing the song if you want. guest: i know. we used to go by fats domino's house. his pink piano. would such a good guy, he give us candy. when i think of the ninth ward, i think of fats domino. with any hurricane, it takes a while for their recovery efforts to begin. i served on the louisiana recovery authority. we wanted to rebuild stronger and safer, not just our levees, but also to lift houses above ground, so people would have a chance to survive. something about houston. i have been to texas twice. i want to say something about puerto rico. we have to help those people. they are our citizens. it will take time for them to rebuild their lives, rebuild
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their homes, get back into their communities. investicans, we need to in making those places safer and stronger. we should not forget them. next year, we are celebrate our 300th anniversary. i am on the tri-centennial committee. we are excited about the future of louisiana, excited about what is happening under john bel edwards. i am proud to call louisiana home. i am proud of our mayor, mitch landrieu. he is in his last year of service. i want to say thank you. host: our guest is donna brazile. malcolm, your next from tennessee, democrats line. you with us? caller: yeah, i'm here. i got a question. knowing what you know, would you suggest a special counsel to
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check into hillary's stuff? guest: no, sir. knowing what i know, what they did was legal. you can set up a joint fundraising agreement. you can have a memorandum of understanding between one staff to another staff. file sec reports. there is nothing illegal about what occurred. in my judgment, i did not like it and it was unethical, because i could not do my job as chair. toad to get permissions write a press release. i was told what i could and could not say. so sometimes, i did not say anything. no, secretary clinton -- as far as i can tell, they ran a vibrant campaign. that is why they got 3 million more votes than that president occupant. kennedyeen at the school for me to politics and
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policy at harvard. one of the things i am working on is how do we prevent the hacking of our elections. this book is not just about the hacking of the clinton campaign. i present common sense solutions on how every american should protect their identity. you are out there and yakking and snapchatting away, and you are not protecting yourself. change your passwords. change it often. i get technical in the book. because the hacker house, the wonderful americans who came to our rescue, i talk about their service to our country. they were able to help us fight russian meddling. host: how long did it take for you to write the book? guest: i had help. a remarkable woman. danielle martin. she put a tape recorder in front of me, and boy was that cathartic.
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it took nine weeks. i was under a tight deadline. and i waited. people cap asking -- people kept asking me about the timing. to ourd robbie to come future forms. i assumed they would write the post boredom. when i did not see the postmortem about the hacking or what was going on internally, i decided to write this book. host: did you read "what happened?" by hillary clinton? guest: absolutely. it was a good read. sign my book.l i will sign her book for her. it was historical. she gave good, strong recommendations on how to treat women in the future, especially women candidates. that is another reason i am so delighted so many women are thinking about running for office. "the the subtitle is inside story of the break-ins
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and breakdowns that put donald trump in the white house." in the book, you write -- guest: oh, god. it was -- i have been involved in a lot of campaigns. i managed al gore's campaign. i have been called a lot of things. been attacked many times, working in volatile -- politics. apologize for attacking others. but when you have a foreign government actively seeking to destroy anyour candidate, activy seeking to weaken your democratic institutions, including the media, it was not nice. they influenced the campaign. the journalist out there -- i want to caution them again. the journalists took every leak
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as if it was the gospel truth. as if it came from the book of joshua or came down from the mountain. they never questioned it. they used it every day to further sow discord into our election, to further weaken secretary clinton, to further to the-- and it led harassment of individuals within the democratic party. donors. ordinary citizens, who had their information on our website, because they took a white house tour. all of a sudden, their information was in the public. i believe this was a crisis moment for our country. yet, on november 9, the day after the election, everybody gets into party mode for donald trump and, on the clinton side, the democrats, we are all mourning. no one is thinking about our democracy. host: you called anderson cooper a "boo."
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guest: that is an affectionate term from a southerner. host: how many deer have? guest: i have several. boo-boo-booave my -- had with her injuries' voice and george clooney's looks -- if he was a dog. i'm not calling him a dog, but that is how i imagine him to look if he was a dog. host: when was that taken? guest: i was at -- atch anderson w cooper. there were some people, i would put them on, he would go to sleep. i talked to my dog. i did.
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i cannot wait to meet chip again. chip was a beautiful dog. [laughter] host: i am just laughing at -- we go to florida. good morning. caller: good morning. woman.uble guest: i that you know women who have stirred trouble, stirred you --, i have -- i bet caller: i know. it takes bravery, real courage, to do what you are doing. to come on c-span. and i love the guys at c-span. they do great work. i give them all my applause. but it shows courage for you to
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come on this long, on tv, and say what you said. host: thank you. guest: well, it took courage for esther in the bible to go to the king if i perish, i perish. it took courage for harriet tubman to go back and forth to get people out of bondage. it took courage for nelson mandela. it took courage for mother teresa. it is about the courage of your convictions. if you believe something is unjust, you should speak out. more importantly, if you believe in freedom and equality of all people, speak up. i was telling my colleagues and students at harvard last week, if you think of this got me in trouble, imagine being a student 1970's, ande late you are calling for a holiday for dr. king. or calling for the freedom of
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nelson mandela. that got me in trouble. i have been trouble all my life. but i am good trouble. host: we go to mark, joining us from st. paul, minnesota on the republican line. caller: thank you. i have three brief related questions. number one, you indicate in your book that you closed the blinds to your office, because you were afraid of sniper fire. i am wondering who exact the did you think would be shooting at you and would it be a foreign power or domestic power, such as maybe the clinton machine? number two, there is a theory that seth rich was the hacker, the person who leaked the hacked emails. i am wondering your thoughts with regards to that allegation. number three, i am wondering if you have any theories with regard to who might have killed seth rich. guest: let me just say, when i got back to dnc headquarters after the briefing, i mentioned
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how scared i was. i wanted to go to the pentagon. i wanted the dnc to be closed down with yellow tape around it. later in the book, i describe how we got word how the dnc might have to to close its office, and i looked for an alternative office. this was not the ordinary kind of campaign where people call you and say one or two bad things. this was a campaign where you got suspicious packages, got all kinds of threats. you are trying to do your very best, as i did, to protect the thef and infrastructure at dnc. we made important security changes to our physical office just, so people could not walk in off the streets. we did a lot of prudent steps that i believe help to save us. you know, i get really touchy about seth rich. because, he is a patriot. he was a loyal member of the democratic national committee. to honor faithfully
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part of who we are. that is the right of every american to participate in the election process. he helped to create, along with many others,, which provides valuable resources about people who do not know where to vote or register or get information on candidates pay with regards to the conspiracy that seth rich, they are baloney. i spoke at his synagogue. i know exactly who seth rich was. he was part of our team. i can tell you that seth rich should be honored for being a great american. somebody who cared to make a difference. and all of these conspiracy theories -- on his parents' wishes. drop it. let us find the person or individuals who murdered seth rich. but let us stop destroying his good name. he was a friend. he was my kid.
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you can ask the governor of washington state. i was out there -- upon learning urder, i had to call into the dnc office to comfort people. comfort my colleagues. but i have to cry myself. i could not stop crying. seth was one of my kids. when somebody you love is hurt, you stand up for them. while i was not his mother or y, i knowoel and mar them. i have had plenty of time with them. they are great people. they are still suffering, along with his brother, aaron. they deserve one day where we honor their child and not tried to destroy his name. fox newsyou know, channel and sean hannity, in particular, did a series of programs on seth rich -- guest: that is wrong. host: a lot of questions. guest: we should answer them.
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we should find out -- i know the metropolitan police department continues -- this is an active case. there is a reward for anyone who knows anything about seth's m urder. but let us not tarnish his name. seth was a great person. the lies being told -- sometimes, i am like where do these come from? the lies. seth worked. he was honorable. there was nothing found on his computer. the stuff i have read -- where did they get this information from? the purse -- the first person i wanted to protect when i walked into that building was seth rich. he was a great man. great young man. i wish we had more like seth rich. more young people willing to go out there and work for democracy. he wanted to see hillary clinton in the white house as well. god bless you, seth. god bless you. host: our last call is from
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missouri, democrats line, benton. caller: hey, donna. it's good to talk with you. i just have a few questions about the timing of the book. some say it is a time that is like beating a dead horse. so i feel like, are you trying to work with democrats to come up with solutions for the last up with theseends results, as far as long lines at ands and voter turnout hurting everyone -- herding everyone towards one candidate, hillary clinton. there was no opposition to her in the democrats. the distance it takes to get to polls. reduction of early voting,
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things like that. voter suppression by law. host: thank you. we will get a response. guest: first of all, thank you for your questions. the best time to talk about the election is when we are one year out, when it is still fresh in our memories. this is about trying to ensure we have a stronger political party in the future as well as a stronger democracy that can withstand foreign interference and attack you i hope any of my friends and colleagues, who have not enjoyed my "time" would understand this is about a time to heal wounds. we have to properly heal. the only way to heal something that has been infected is to address it, address all of it. this is the donna brazile version. hillary has written a book. bernie has written a book. joe biden is coming out with a book soon. there are so many books that will talk about the 2016 campaign. finishesen the reader
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my book, they will see not only am i still trying to help the democratic party, i want to make the country stronger, be more actively engaged in protecting our democracy. and i agree with you. we have to make sure there are no blocks or hurdles or obstacles to any american trying to participate in the right to vote. voting is the lifeblood of our democracy. thank you for your time and your great questions. host: the book is titled "hacks: the inside story of the break-ins and breakdowns that put donald trump in the white house." donna brazile, what is next for you? guest: i am still at harvard. my report is due soon. it is about strengthening our democracy in the future. i am looking forward to going back to georgetown next semester. i have a lot on my plate. as always. but the most important i try to do each and every day of my life is think about all of the young people, like myself, who got involved in politics at an early age. i want to help them get a seat
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at the table, even if we have to bring folding chairs. >> this week on q&a we look at the lives of the eight jewish justices who have served on the supreme court. our guest is the author of "jewish justices of the supreme court." one of the themes in my book
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is the declining anti-semitism in the american legal profession. mcreynolds was notoriously anti-semitic. i was going to mention the famous portrait in 1924. point, hooverge had the audacity to nominate --, he wrote a letter on his own stationery saying how dare you of fleck to the court with another hebrew? at 8:00 eastern on c-span's "q&a." "afterwords." >> if this is my 15 minutes then here i am. speaking on behalf of the fbi or any intelligence agency and i am speaking on behalf of anybody but myself. that i hope to say
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and pray that i am speaking on behalf of the millions of muslim americans and 1.7 billion across the globe that do not think radically. i want them to feel comfortable and stand up and say that is not religion, that is what is being warped i al qaeda and isis. agentlim american federal talks about his experience fighting domestic terrorism in america with his book "american radical: inside the world of an undercover muslim fbi agent." he is interviewed by the author of "thinking like a terrorist." tonight atrwords" 9:00 on c-span's book tv. >> now a senate commerce hearing on major data breaches and a way to secure the personal information of consumers.


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