August 2016: Democratic National Committee Cleans House
Updated February 11, 2017 | Infoplease Staff
Here's a slideshow depicting the major U.S. news events of August 2016.
1. CDC Issues Zika Warning 2. U.S. Launches Airstrikes Against ISIS in Libya 3. DNC Cleans House 4. Mobsters Arrested 5. Delta Is Grounded 6. First U.S. Zika Death 7. Michael Phelps, Golden Boy 8. ESPN's John Saunders Dies 9. Deadly Police Stop Sparks Violence in Milwaukee 10. Cash Payment to Iran Tied to Prisoner Release 11. Gawker Shuts Down 12. U.S. To Phase Out Private Prisons 13. Manafort Resigns from Trump Campaign 14. Federal Judge Rejects Obama's Transgender Bathroom Regulations 15. Actor and Funnyman Gene Wilder Dies
- Democratic National Committee Cleans House
- 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