Warner: 'I don't believe the Democratic Party is corrupt'

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“I don’t believe the Democratic Party is corrupt. I believe the Democratic Party is best when it’s forward leaning,” Warner said on CBS’s “Face The Nation.”

In her newly released book, Brazile said she discovered evidence showing the Democratic nomination had been rigged to favor Clinton over Sen. Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersElection Countdown: Senate, House Dems build cash advantage | 2020 Dems slam Trump over Putin presser | Trump has M in war chest | Republican blasts parents for donating to rival | Ocasio-Cortez, Sanders to campaign in Kansas House Dems launching Medicare for All Caucus Let's remove the legal shield from hackers who rob us of our civil rights MORE (I-Vt.).

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Brazile said she learned of an agreement between the DNC and the Clinton campaign that would allow the latter to control the party’s finances and fundraising.

Warner on Sunday downplayed Brazile’s comments, saying he’s focused on supporting Ralph Northam, the Democratic candidate in Tuesday’s election for Virginia governor.

“I’ve seen some of the press reports. What I’m a lot more focused on, we’ve got a really critical election coming up in two days in Virginia where we elect a governor,” Warner said. “For a lot of folks in Virginia who are frustrated with what’s going on, particularly from this administration, the most important thing they can do is get out and vote on Tuesday and hopefully elect Ralph Northam governor.”