Bill Clinton is never more than one step ahead of trouble.
The former President has found himself neck deep in yet another scandal.
And it could take down the Democrat Party in November.
Bill Clinton is still at war with Bernie Sanders supporters.
The Clintons and their allies believe that Sanders’ spirited primary challenge damaged Clinton’s standing among base voters and helped lead to her defeat at the hands of Donald Trump.
Now details are coming to light about the scope of the revenge the Clintons sought.
Jonathan Allen – co-author of the book, “Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton’s Doomed Campaign,” – appeared on CSPAN and detailed how Bill Clinton fought to keep Bernie Sanders supporters out of power in the Democrat National Committee.
The Daily Caller reports:
The co-author of a book on Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign claims that former president Bill Clinton warned the Democratic National Committee to keep Bernie Sanders supporters out of power.
In an interview with CSPAN on Thursday, Jonathan Allen explained how the Clintons have continued their war on Sanders and his supporters even after the 2016 election.
“Roughly half the Democratic Party felt the DNC was unfairly tipping the scales in the last presidential election, trying to get Hillary Clinton nominated, trying to hurt Bernie Sanders,” Allen said. “Really there’s just been a clash between these two sides.”
Allen said those tensions “resumed the minute that Donald Trump was elected,” asserting, “Tom Perez is in the middle of that and he’s gotten very explicit instructions from President [Bill] Clinton…not to let the party go to the Bernie Sanders folks.”
This bombshell could not have dropped at a worse time.
Democrats are engaged in a bloody primary season where left-wing activists are waging primary campaigns against hand-picked establishment leftists.
National Democrats are already coming under fire for interfering in primaries in an attempt to “clear the field” for their preferred candidates.
That isn’t sitting well with the far-left Democrat base.
If the radical leftists win the primaries, they will be sure general election losers.
But if the base feels their candidates have been big-footed out of the race by national Democrats, they may not be inclined to turnout in November.
And the Democrats cannot afford any dip in base voter enthusiasm.
Despite all the talk of a “blue wave”, the Democrats’ lead in the generic ballot suggests control of Congress is very much up for grabs.
Bill Clinton’s efforts to exact retribution from Bernie Sanders supporters could cripple efforts to mobilize the Democrat base.
And since elections are contests in base mobilization, Clinton could play a starring role in yet another Democrat electoral disaster.