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Hillary Clinton Given 'Democratic Woman of the Year Award' on Same Day It's Revealed She Rigged the 2016 Democratic Primaries

Hillary Clinton was awarded “the 2017 Democratic Woman of the Year Award” Thursday, as an explosive tell-all about how she secretly took over the DNC to rig the 2016 primaries rocked the political world. The award was given by the Woman’s National Democratic Club in recognition of Clinton’s “extraordinary contributions to American politics and international affairs, as well as the inspiration she has provided to women and girls around the world.”

“Extraordinary contributions to American politics” — well, that’s one way of putting it.

In an excerpt from her new book Hacks: The Inside Story of the Break-ins and Breakdowns that Put Donald Trump in the White House, 2016 interim DNC chair Donna Brazile described what happened after she promised Democrat candidate Bernie Sanders that she would look into allegations of collusion between the DNC and Clinton.

Brazile took over the DNC after Debbie Wasserman Schultz was ousted for rigging the primaries for Hillary. She quickly discovered to her horror that the Democratic Party was broke and $2 million in debt. President Obama had apparently decimated the party’s budget — “left the party $24 million in debt—$15 million in bank debt and more than $8 million owed to vendors after the 2012 campaign.”

Gary Gensler, the chief financial officer of Hillary’s campaign, told Brazile that between the Clinton campaign and “the Victory Fund” — its joint fundraising vehicle with the DNC — Clinton took care of 80 percent of the remaining debt in 2016.

Now the party owed her.

Brazile wrote in Politico: When I got back from a vacation in Martha’s Vineyard, I at last found the document that described it all: the Joint Fund-Raising Agreement between the DNC, the Hillary Victory Fund, and Hillary for America.”

“The agreement–signed by Amy Dacey, the former CEO of the DNC, and Robby Mook with a copy to Marc Elias–specified that in exchange for raising money and investing in the DNC, Hillary would control the party’s finances, strategy, and all the money raised. Her campaign had the right of refusal of who would be the party communications director, and it would make final decisions on all the other staff,” she said. “The DNC also was required to consult with the campaign about all other staffing, budgeting, data, analytics, and mailings.”

Jeffrey Weaver, Bernie Sanders’ former campaign chair, told CNN:  “The behavior the DNC engaged in was egregious, undemocratic and it can’t be allowed to happen again.”

President Trump took to Twitter to blast “Crooked H.”

“This is real collusion and dishonesty,” he wrote. “Major violation of Campaign Finance Laws and Money Laundering — where is our Justice Department?”

In an alternate universe, Clinton was being given the  Democratic Woman of the Year Award in recognition of her extraordinary contributions to American politics. “Tears were shed about three minutes after she took the stage,” the NYT gushed.

She reminded the “rapt crowd” that she got more votes than everyone except Barack Obama.