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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 BidenTrump: 'You know what I am? I'm a nationalist' Biden jokes about Obama memes: 'Barack did the first friendship bracelet, not me' 'Broad City' stars urge Clinton not to run again MORE (D) that he was her pick to replace presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonHillicon Valley: Bolton tells Russians 2016 meddling had little effect | Facebook eyes major cyber firm | Saudi site gets hacked | Softbank in spotlight over Saudi money | YouTube fights EU 'meme ban' proposal Dems lower expectations for 'blue wave' Election Countdown: Takeaways from heated Florida governor's debate | DNC chief pushes back on 'blue wave' talk | Manchin faces progressive backlash | Trump heads to Houston rally | Obama in Las Vegas | Signs of huge midterm turnout 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 TrumpTrump to fundraise for 3 Republicans running for open seats: report Trump to nominate former Monsanto exec to top Interior position White House aides hadn’t heard of Trump's new tax cut: report 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) SandersHarris presses young people to vote early in Iowa trip Dems lower expectations for 'blue wave' Election Countdown: Takeaways from heated Florida governor's debate | DNC chief pushes back on 'blue wave' talk | Manchin faces progressive backlash | Trump heads to Houston rally | Obama in Las Vegas | Signs of huge midterm turnout MORE (I-Vt.), who unsuccessfully ran against Clinton in the 2016 Democratic primary.