Brazile didn't tell Biden he was her pick to replace Clinton

Brazile didn't tell Biden he was her pick to replace Clinton

Former Democratic National Committee (DNC) interim chairwoman Donna Brazile said on Sunday that she did not inform former Vice President Joe BidenJoseph (Joe) Robinette BidenElection 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 Hoping to catch fire, House Dems eye White House Dems look for candidate who will punch Trump ‘square in the face’ MORE (D) that he was her pick to replace presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonState Dept: Russia’s allegations about American citizens ‘absolutely absurd’ Trump on possible sit-down with Mueller: 'I've always wanted to do an interview' Election 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 MORE if the Democratic Party needed “a plan B.”

“So how serious was this?  You write that you got a call from Vice President Biden at the time.  Did you mention this to the vice president?” ABC’s “This Week” host George Stephanopoulos asked Brazile on "This Week."

"No, I did not,” Brazile replied.

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“I mean, look, everybody was called in to see, do you know anything?  How is she doing?” Brazile continued.

“And of course my job at the time, George, was to reassure people, not just the vice president, but also reassure the Democratic Party, the members of party, that Hillary was doing fine and that she would resume her campaign the following week.”

Brazile in a forthcoming book, “Hacks: The Inside Story of the Break-ins and Breakdowns that Put Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpIran claims it rejected Trump meeting requests 8 times ESPY host jokes Putin was as happy after Trump summit as Ovechkin winning Stanley Cup Russian ambassador: Trump made ‘verbal agreements’ with Putin MORE in the White House,” describes concerns over Clinton’s health during the campaign, The Washington Post reported on Saturday.

In an excerpt published in Politico last week, Brazile disclosed her discovery of an agreement between the Clinton campaign, the DNC, and the joint fundraising committee that provided the campaign with “control the party’s finances, strategy, and all the money raised.” 

Former Clinton staffers have pushed back on the disclosure from Brazile, saying they "do not recognize the campaign she portrays in the book."

The revelation from the upcoming book reignited criticism from supporters of 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.), who unsuccessfully ran against Clinton in the 2016 Democratic primary.