CNN suspends Donna Brazile as she takes DNC role
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As Donna Brazile takes over for Debbie Wasserman Schultz as head of the Democratic National Committee, CNN has announced it will suspend her contributor agreement with the network. 

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"With news of Donna Brazile stepping in as interim chair for the Democratic National Committee, CNN and Brazile have mutually agreed to temporarily suspend her contract as a contributor for the network effective immediately," a CNN spokeswoman wrote in an email. "As a valued voice and commentator, CNN will revisit the contract once Brazile concludes her role." 

Brazile, 56, will be an interim chairwoman replacing Wasserman Schultz, the Florida Democrat who announced her intention to resign following this week's Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. 

The stepping down comes after hacked emails released by Wikileaks on Friday showed Wasserman Schultz referring to Sen. Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersOvernight Defense: Senate passes 0B defense bill | 3,000 US troops heading to Afghanistan | Two more Navy officials fired over ship collisions Senate passes 0B defense bill Dems fear lasting damage from Clinton-Sanders fight MORE (D-Vt) -- a former presidential candidate who eventually lost the nomination to former Secretary of State Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonBiden slams Trump over golf gif hitting Clinton Overnight Cybersecurity: Equifax hit by earlier hack | What to know about Kaspersky controversy | Officials review EU-US privacy pact Overnight Tech: Equifax hit by earlier undisclosed hack | Facebook takes heat over Russian ads | Alt-right Twitter rival may lose domain MORE -- repeatedly in a derogatory fashion.  

A similar situation occurred earlier this month, with Newt Gingrich and Fox News. The former Speaker's contributor agreement with Fox News was suspended by FNC on July 12, with a possible conflict of interest being cited by the network. 

Gingrich was a possible vice presidential pick for Republican nominee Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpBiden slams Trump over golf gif hitting Clinton Trump Jr. declines further Secret Service protection: report Report: Mueller warned Manafort to expect an indictment MORE. Gov. Mike PenceMichael (Mike) Richard PenceNew GOP ObamaCare repeal bill gains momentum Pence hires Freedom Caucus adviser for press secretary Lawmakers, pick up the ball on health care and reform Medicaid MORE (R- Ind) was chosen instead, but Fox decided to sever the ties regardless, due to the potential of Gingrich having a role in a Trump administration if the Republican wins in November. 

Brazile also has a contributor contract with ABC News.

The Hill is awaiting comment from ABC on how it will handle her new role.