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 SandersBernie SandersBiden's bipartisan deal faces Senate gauntlet Angst grips America's most liberal city Democrats warn shrinking Biden's spending plan could backfire MORE (D-Vt) -- a former presidential candidate who eventually lost the nomination to former Secretary of State Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonClintons, Stacey Abrams meeting Texas Democrats Biden says Russia spreading misinformation ahead of 2022 elections Highest-ranking GOP assemblyman in WI against another audit of 2020 vote 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 TrumpTrump PACs brought in over M for the first half of 2021 Chicago owes Trump M tax refund, state's attorney mounts legal challenge Biden hits resistance from unions on vaccine requirement MORE. Gov. Mike PenceMichael (Mike) Richard PenceOfficers' powerful Capitol riot testimony underscores Pelosi's partisan blunder RealClearPolitics reporter says Freedom Caucus shows how much GOP changed under Trump Want to improve vaccine rates? Ask for this endorsement 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.