Email: Clinton campaign thought about dumping Wasserman Schultz last year
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Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonJuan Williams: The real 'Deep State' is pro-Trump Rep. John Katko: Why I became the first Republican lawmaker to support impeachment Can we protect our country — from our rulers, and ourselves? MORE's campaign discussed dumping Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) from the Democratic National Committee (DNC) months before she resigned as chairwoman, newly leaked emails show. 


Clinton aides were growing frustrated with the Florida Democrat's poor communication and inability to resolve "relatively simple matters" at the DNC, according to emails released Tuesday by WikiLeaks from Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta.

“Though we have reached a working arrangement with them, our dealings with Party leadership have been marked by challenges, often requiring multiple meetings and phone calls to resolve relatively simple matters,” Clinton staffer Heather Stone wrote in December of last year in a memo to the campaign. 

“We are frequently caught in the middle of poor communication and a difficult relationship between the Chairwoman and the Executive Director.” 

In the memo, Stone suggested three options: keeping Wasserman Schultz as chairwoman and working through the chief of staff; keeping Wasserman Schultz and reverting to having a "general election chair" work with her; or simply replace the Florida congresswoman after the Democratic National Convention in July.

“At the convention we would honor the Chairwoman’s leadership and service to the Party and introduce the new Chair for the final phase of the campaign,” Stone wrote. 

Wasserman Schultz resigned from the DNC just before the convention after WikiLeaks released a separate trove of emails that showed the party plotting against the insurgent presidential campaign of Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersBiden pushing to cancel Keystone XL pipeline as soon as he takes office: reports Biden tax-hike proposals face bumpy road ahead Senate Democrats leery of nixing filibuster MORE (I-Vt.). Donna Brazile took over the DNC as interim chairwoman.