Wikileaks: Law Prof Says Wasserman Schultz Illegally Used DNC Resources for Her Campaign
Democrat Tim Canova filed charges against Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) in Florida earlier this month.
Canova is challenging Wasserman Schultz in her Democratic primary for Florida’s 23rd District.
Canova’s name was mentioned several times in the Wikileaks leaked DNC emails.
Tim Canova spoke with FOX Business Network about his charges against the former DNC chairperson.
Now Wikileaks is promoting Canova’s case against Wasserman Schultz.
Law prof. says DNC emails show Debbie Wasserman Schultz illegally used DNC resources for her personal campaign https://t.co/Ny7fkLtgml
— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) August 22, 2016
Wikileaks is no fan of Debbie Wasserman Schultz.
In an interview with Mimi Rosenberg and Ken Nash of WBAI’s “Building Bridges” radio program, Tim Canova, a law professor, a former Truthdigger of the Week and the Bernie Sanders-endorsed primary challenger of Florida Democrat Debbie Wasserman Schultz, explains why he filed a formal complaint with the Federal Election Commission against Wasserman Schultz over information found in DNC emails made public by WikiLeaks and says Depression-era types of public investment would bring general prosperity to Americans.
“We’ve had this complaint going on for many months,” Canova said. “The campaign had been growing pretty rapidly. In the first four months we raised about a million dollars. Very unprecedented here. And the way we’re raising money is very much the way that the Bernie Sanders campaign did, in small contributions from many thousands of ordinary folks.
“As the campaign started growing we clearly got the attention of Wasserman Schultz and the Democratic Party establishment. We knew that from a number of things that she was doing on the ground that she was trying to impede us. Whenever I would go to a local union hall, for instance, or a local Democratic Party club to speak, quite often they would receive a call from the Wasserman Schultz camp trying to pressure them to not let me even speak. … [T]he state party had cut off our access to the [inaudible] voter database much like the DNC had done to Bernie Sanders.
“When the WikiLeaks emails were disclosed—WikiLeaks has a website devoted to the DNC emails—my staff went on it and plugged in my name to see if it would pop up, and it came up dozens and dozens of times. As we looked at the emails, there was a pattern that Wasserman Schultz was using party resources repeatedly to monitor our campaign and to strategize on how to crush it. That seemed to be a violation of federal law. We got some elections lawyers to take a look. They filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission for me. It’ll take time for that to play out. It’ll be after the election.”