August 2016: Democratic National Committee Cleans House

Updated August 5, 2020 | Infoplease Staff

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Here's a slideshow depicting the major U.S. news events of August 2016.

Democratic National Committee Cleans House
Image of the then-Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz being interviewed
On August 2, 2016, multiple leaders, including the CEO, CFO, and the Communications Director of the Democratic National Committee announce they are stepping down from their positions. This comes after controversial emails are hacked by Russian Intelligence and shared around the world. There is evidence in the conversations that the DNC leadership favored Hillary Clinton over Bernie Sanders.
Photo source: AP Photo/Richard Drew, File
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