Buzzfeed still trying to stir up the Clinton/DNC collusion stuff:
Hillary Clinton and Democratic National Committee staffers began the gradual process of merging operations and consolidating key campaign functions weeks before the primary ended, emails in last week’s WikiLeaks release show.
Starting in May, the staffs at the DNC and Hillary For America integrated their distribution of press and television clips and what’s known as “media monitoring,” a standard but robust and time-consuming research operation aimed at tracking a candidate’s friends and foes around the clock on cable, local, and national news.
Once a candidate has become the presumptive nominee, it’s typical for their campaign and the party to join forces, building out a coordinated effort for the general election and consolidating day-to-day functions between the two offices.
But messages show this process began while Bernie Sanders remained a viable candidate, sooner than previously reported or publicly disclosed.
DNC research director Lauren Dillon informed a group of colleagues about the shift in an email dated May 20, more than two weeks before Clinton became the presumptive nominee and three weeks before the last contest of the Democratic Party.
Bernie was done after Pennsylvania. Only Buzzfeed, the Sanders campaign, and the Bernie dead-enders who last night compared walking out of the convention with tape covering their mouths to the March on Washington and who today are planning a fart-in, apparently unaware that television have no smell capacity, still refuse to recognize this.