Many Clinton campaign Democrats who were anticipating jobs in a new administration have been left with little to do after their loss. Now, guided by a shell-shocked DNC that has been plagued by scandals among its leadership, Democrats are attempting to reorganize their efforts to fight the president-elect’s agenda. The Wall Street Journal reports:
The DNC is in a state of flux, pending the February election of a new party chair. Several candidates are running, and the winner may choose to reimagine the operation and hire new staff. But interim chair Donna Brazile decided that would be too long to wait to stand a campaign-style operation to take on Trump in the weeks leading up to his inauguration, when his Cabinet nominees go through Senate confirmation hearings, and into the early days of his presidency.
Key priorities for the new DNC war room will be to shine a spotlight on Trump’s conflicts of interest with his business enterprises as well as on Russia’s alleged interference during last year’s campaign. U.S. intelligence agencies have concluded that Russia hacked DNC emails, as well as the private email account of Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta, to influence the election in Trump’s favor.
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