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WikiLeaks: CNN Asked DNC for Interview Questions for Trump, Cruz

Photo by: Dennis Van Tine/STAR MAX/IPx 5/18/16 Wolf Blitzer at at The 2016 Turner Upfront. (NYC)

WikiLeaks released a second batch of DNC emails Sunday night that shows a disgusting amount of collusion between the Democratic National Committee and CNN, aka “the most trusted name in news” — otherwise known as the “Clinton News Network.” The emails suggest that CNN is in the habit of soliciting the DNC for questions to ask Republican candidates appearing on the network.

And DNC staffers are more than happy to help out by brainstorming lists of questions for CNN to ask the candidates. It’s a very convenient arrangement for both parties.

On April 25, 2016, DNC research director Lauren Dillon emailed her colleagues asking for “Trump questions for CNN” ahead of his appearance on the network. She said Wolf Blitzer would be interviewing the candidate before his foreign policy address on April 27.

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Again on April 28, 2016, Dillon emailed DNC staffers to let them know that CNN was “looking for questions” for Senator Ted Cruz’s upcoming appearance. She asked them to send some “topical/interesting ones.” She also suggested that they include questions for Carly Fiorina.

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The DNC  came up with an extensive list of carefully edited questions for Wolf Blitzer to ask Trump for the interview which was to take place on April 26.

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After all that work, the interview ended up being canceled. Dillon informed the DNC staff in a follow-up email:

“CNN said the interview was cancelled as of now but will keep the questions for the next one Good to have for others as well,” Dillon wrote.

“Boo,” DNC deputy communications director Christina Freundlich responded.

Trump was on “The Situation Room with Wold Blitzer” on May 4 and was asked a variety of questions.

This comes after former CNN contributor and current DNC chair Donna Brazile “embarrassed all of CNN” after it was revealed that she had sent debate questions to the Clinton campaign.

They should be embarrassed anew after this latest batch of emails — and they have no one to blame but themselves.