Pelosi: Talk of primary being rigged for Clinton 'almost a waste of time'

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Sunday said recent claims by former interim Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chairwoman Donna Brazile that the party’s presidential primary was rigged for Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonBudowsky: Closing message for Democrats Election Countdown: Dems outraise GOP in final stretch | 2018 midterms already most expensive in history | What to watch in second Cruz-O'Rourke debate | Trump raises 0M for reelection | Why Dems fear Avenatti's approach GOP mocks Clinton after minor vehicle collision outside Mendendez campaign event MORE are “almost a waste of time.”

“I haven’t read (Brazile’s) book. I have great respect for her and Hillary Clinton,” Pelosi told CNN’s Jake Tapper on "State of the Union."

“But, not knowing the facts of what it is, I would hope there’s another side to the story. But that’s neither here nor there. It’s almost a waste of time, except for people to put their view of it on the record.”


In her newly released book, Brazile said she discovered evidence showing the Democratic nomination process had been tilted in Clinton's favor over Sen. Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersFive takeaways from Cruz, O'Rourke's debate showdown Live coverage: Cruz faces O'Rourke in Texas debate showdown Saudi mystery drives wedge between Trump, GOP MORE (I-Vt.).

When she took over as interim chairwoman, 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.

Pelosi said on Sunday she doesn’t get involved in recruiting candidates for presidential elections, instead focusing her efforts on getting Democrats elected to the House of Representatives.

She hopes the DNC will work on getting party members “up and down the ballot” elected, she said.