Bill Maher to Brazile: 'It doesn't matter' if Dem primary was rigged

HBO's Bill Maher said during an interview with former Democratic National Committee interim chairwoman Donna Brazile on Friday night that "it doesn't matter" if the Democratic primary was rigged.

"Can we put the Bernie [Sanders]-Hillary [Clinton] thing aside? That great divide?" Maher asked Brazile during the interview on "Real Time," referring to the primary battle between Clinton and Sen. Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersCarbon tax could give liberals vast power to grow federal government Poll: Gillum leads DeSantis by 4 points in Florida Judd Gregg: Two ideas whose time has not come MORE (I-Vt.).

"I mean, that’s what all the controversy was with your book, that the elections — the primaries —were rigged," he continued.

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"And, you know, it doesn’t matter, first of all, now. It’s over," the host said. "And also, the policy differences between the Bernie folks and the Hillary folks were really small to begin with."

In her new book released earlier this month, “Hacks: The Inside Story of the Break-ins and Breakdowns that Put Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpHouse Republican threatens to push for Rosenstein impeachment unless he testifies Judge suggests Trump’s tweet about Stormy Daniels was ‘hyperbole’ not defamation Rosenstein faces Trump showdown MORE in the White House," Brazile said she discovered an agreement between the Clinton campaign, the DNC and Clinton’s joint fundraising committee giving the campaign control over the party's finances and strategy.

“By September 7, the day I called Bernie, I had found my proof and it broke my heart,” Brazile wrote. 

Brazile also said in her book that she had considered replacing Clinton on the ticket with former Vice President Joe BidenJoseph (Joe) Robinette BidenSaving the transatlantic partnership Biden to campaign for Stacey Abrams next week Dems with political experience could have edge in 2020 primary, says pollster MORE after the former secretary of State collapsed after exiting a 9/11 memorial service early.

Maher told Brazile he didn't believe she had the authority to replace Clinton at the top of the ticket.

"I didn't know it was in your power, first of all, to replace her," Maher said.

"I got magical powers," Brazile joked. "I can turn your hair back to the color it was 10 years ago, waving hand."

"You know, us Catholic girls," she added. "We've been known to, you know, rub our hands with things and make it a little bigger."

The DNC issued a statement last week stating Brazile would not have the power to replace Clinton on her own.

Brazile has been on a book tour that has included ABC, Fox News, CBS and MSNBC, among other outlets.