Limbaugh: Donna Brazile Feared For Her Life After Seth Rich Because "She Knows These People"


On the Monday edition of his nationally syndicated radio show, Rush Limbaugh remarks on Donna Brazile's new book and hre fear following the murder of DNC data analyst Seth Rich. Brazile dedicated part of her upcoming book to Seth Rich.

Brazile, in her upcoming book, writes that the murder of Rich made her install surveillance cameras at her home and keep her office blinds closed

"They don’t know what it was like to be over the DNC during this hacking. They don’t know what it’s like to bury a child. I did: Seth Rich," Brazile said about her critics to George Stephanopoulos on Sunday's broadcast of ABC's This Week.

Limbaugh also noted that the murder of Rich was labeled a "typical right-wing conspiracy theory" while Brazile, a powerful Democrat, openly talks about it.

"So this is coming like a bolt out of the blue, and it’s just gonna reignite this," Limbaugh predicated.

He said Brazile feared for her life because she "knows these people."

"So she’s coming out now and she says the Seth Rich murder haunted her to the point that she felt the need to close her shades, that she feared for her own life. Now, if there’s anybody — here’s the critical thinking part. This is the part that’s supposed to dazzle you. If there’s anybody that knows these people, it is Donna Brazile. There’s no two ways of looking at this," he said.

Transcript, via Rush Limbaugh:

RUSH: The Donna Brazile situation, Democrat Party, folks, this is amazing. We don’t see this. We do not see this kind of thing happening in the Democrat Party, and it is happening, and we need to take note of it. Even our old buddy Byron York backed me up on this. I made the point on Friday that since the Clintons took office in 1992, other than the bimbo eruptions and stuff like that, which everybody knew, we’ve not had one act of disloyalty from anybody that has worked with the Clintons.

A couple of FBI agents or Secret Service agents wrote books that were quickly buried and ignored by the Drive-By Media, but we’ve never had anything like this and Byron York says, “You know what? Limbaugh may actually have a point here,” as though me having a point is unique. But nevertheless he said it. He said it with Bret Baier on the Fox News Channel. This is unprecedented. We do not, we never have had an intimate insider, up close and personal with the Clintons, both in their White House days, post-White House days, inside the Democrat Party, we’ve never had anything like this.

There’s never been a tell-all book. There has never been, other than I say retired FBI agents, but we’ve never had anything like this. And the Drive-Bys — this is incredible. Well, it isn’t, actually. The Drive-Bys are actually turning on Brazile. It’s actually somewhat predictable. But she is not used to this. That’s the thing. Democrats are not used to the treatment that we get. And she’s getting it. She’s getting it from Tom Brokaw. She’s getting it from others in the Drive-By Media. She’s getting it from Fredo Cuomo. She is getting it from the Hillary camp, from all over the place...

That’s right. I wasn’t making that up. Donna Brazile wrote that she was — well, you know who Seth Rich was. Seth Rich was the guy that worked at the DNC, and he was murdered outside his home — (interruption) What? Well, what do you mean we’re not allowed to talk about Seth Rich? Well, they may not be able to talk about it at Fox News. We can talk about it here.

Seth Rich worked at the DNC, and it was thought by some that he was the inside source that had leaked the DNC emails and stuff to WikiLeaks, not the Podesta stuff. That’s a different thing. This is the hacking of the DNC. It was thought that he might have been the source, and he was murdered outside his home. And then there were all kinds of reports that, hey, it might have been because everybody’s trying to protect this guy, he was a source. And the family said: No. No. And you’re adding to our pain and suffering and please shut up about it.

They went after Hannity on Fox News and raised all kinds of holy hell about it and they basically shut it down. Then out of the blue here comes Brazile in her book claiming that when this guy was — well, he was killed, I said murdered, he was killed, she feared for her own life. She shut the blinds in her house so that snipers could not see her. So this has been lurking out there in the unknown while she’s been writing the book.

Meanwhile, the Seth Rich story came up, and there were people following it. I’m leaving out a key detail on this. My memory is leaving out a key detail here about why it was suspected that his death was related to this. The cops couldn’t find any evidence. Well, they couldn’t find a perp, right? That’s what it was, and there were people using common sense. Well, the guy worked at the DNC. He was rumored, somebody said he was the leaker and leaked the stuff, and if he had done that, that there would be reciprocity, i.e., you’re dead, dude, you don’t do this to us.

And the family went nuts saying you’re torturing us with this, it was a robbery gone bad or some such thing, and everybody pushing it was shamed into shutting up. And then everybody shut up. Everybody went away. Here comes Brazile’s book. The guy gets murdered, and she starts worrying she’s next is what this means...

Well, yeah, the story that Seth Rich was murdered became one of these — the left tagged it as one of these madcap, insane, typical right-wing conspiracy theories that had no basis in fact and how dare you continue this investigation. How dare you keep talking about it. The family is distraught enough as it is without keeping this aspect of it alive when it’s totally, totally bogus.

Then this. I mean, if the woman who has — this, by the way, she makes that observation in the book long before any of this has gone public, long before she is going to tell the world how Hillary rigged the election, how Hillary took over the DNC a year in advance of the election and the campaign. So this is coming like a bolt out of the blue, and it’s just gonna reignite this.

See, you might be asking yourself, I think you are. I think people in this audience are naturally curious. It’s why you’re here. I think you’re naturally inquisitive and I think over the course of many, many moons you, too, are now dubious of what you hear originally about any story in the Drive-By Media. And I think most of you in this audience have developed, because you’ve been regular listeners here, the whole notion of critical thinking, which means you don’t just absorb like a sponge whatever you hear. You question it.

And, of course, the validity of questioning is rising all the time. There’s more and more reason to doubt pretty much everything we hear the first time around in the Drive-By Media. So let’s just take this, I’ll give you a great example of critical thinking here. From the professor. So here’s Donna Brazile, who’s who? Well, she is an insider to beat all insiders. Donna Brazile is more inside this organization than anybody in it.

She has been a Democrat who has run campaigns. She has been a spokesman for candidates and presidents. She ran the Gore campaign in 2000 coming out of the Clinton White House. She has been intimately involved defending and promoting Democrat Party politics on CNN and throughout the Drive-By Media for 25 or 30 years, and before that she was intimately involved in the Democrat Party, before she became a media figure. She is big in the Democrat Party.

So she’s coming out now and she says the Seth Rich murder haunted her to the point that she felt the need to close her shades, that she feared for her own life. Now, if there’s anybody — here’s the critical thinking part. This is the part that’s supposed to dazzle you. If there’s anybody that knows these people, it is Donna Brazile. There’s no two ways of looking at this.

She feared for her life after a random robbery gone bad that left a man dead. She feared for her life after a random crime, senseless, needless, random crime left a former member of the DNC staff dead. She feared for her life. Donna Brazile knows these people. Donna Brazile is these people. So that’s why this is eerily curious and interesting...

She went on to describe the Clinton campaign as badly mismanaged and spiritless, according to a copy of her memoir that the Washington Post acquired early. Here is a quote. The left, by the way, the left spent the weekend spinning as hard as they could against Brazile. Just like the networks not showing the kneeling, the networks not showing Hillary collapsing, the Democrats do not want anyone talking about this garbage.

Remember last Friday I told you that not one of the three nightly newscasts — ABC, CBS, NBC — even reported The Politico first chapter excerpt from Brazile’s book? Didn’t even mention it. And now they’re all turning on her. Here’s a pull quote.

“‘The timing couldn’t have been worse. It does us no good to hash out all this stuff. At this point, we should be looking to the future — what’s done is done,’ said former DNC chairman and Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell, pointing to the financial arrangement at the center of Brazile’s account. ‘There was no crime committed, but it would’ve been easy to avoid. [So] I don’t think it was rigged, I think what the DNC did was just awful. But we should stop talking about it; it’s passed. We can’t adjudicate it now, let’s focus on the elections Tuesday and on going forward.'”

This is what the Democrats always do. When all of the sexual harassment stories are erupting over Harvey Weinstein and Kevin Spacey — and by the way, that list is growing. Hear what Ben Affleck said? “I want to be part of the solution to the sexual harassment story in Hollywood. I want to be part of the solution.” (laughing)

Anyway, that story is mushrooming out there like a nuclear explosion, and so they went to Mrs. Clinton about it, ’cause her husband’s part of the sexually harassing crowd of Democrats, and it’s almost all exclusive Democrats that are doing this stuff, and, you know, Hillary (imitating Hillary), “Well, that’s in the past. That doesn’t matter. That hasn’t been litigated.” It’s what they always do. Rigging the primary for Hillary? Ah, says crazy Fast Eddie, that’s been done. We need to talk about the future. We should stop talking about it.

And of course the Drive-Bys want to, but not until they destroy Donna Brazile. I’m telling, folks, this is a first. We’ve not had a traitor in the Clinton ranks. We’ve not had a tell-all book. We’ve not had some former staffer go on TV to tell dirty tales, sordid tales, stories of what went on in there. It’s unique in all of the presidency. You’ve got traitors from the Bush years. You’ve got traitors from George H. W. Bush, got all kinds of these tell-alls. But from the Clinton years, and even after, none! There’s literally none! ‘Cause people were scared to death of them, and Donna Brazile knows these people.

But she’s doing it now, and it’s because I think she, whether they all want to admit this or not, she is on the cutting edge here. They want Hillary gone. They want the Clintons gone because — and the only reason people are coming out and saying that now is because the Clintons are no longer as powerful as they used to be. And they don’t want Hillary to be the face of the party. So I mentioned this last week. We go to audio sound bite number 1. This is Special Report with Bret Baier on Friday, the All-Star Panel. He had our old buddy Byron York on there, and here’s how Baier set it all up.

BAIER: Here is Rush Limbaugh’s take on what happened in the Clinton world.

RUSH ARCHIVE: Nobody — since the Clintons took office in 1993, there has not been a single act of what you would call disloyalty until yesterday. The swamp does not want any of this exposed. And yet here comes Donna Brazile. Well, you swamp creatures had better understand something real fast. This is why Trump’s president. This is why Trump’s elected. He simply is reflecting the thinking of millions of Americans what is going on.

RUSH: Right. And the point is that millions of Americans sense this kind of stuff going on inside the establishment, they’re not happy with it. So then, after playing the clip, Bret Baier goes to our old buddy Byron York, who says…

YORK: I think he actually has a point. The Clintons basically starved — they took the oxygen out of the Democratic room, they starved challengers in the crib. Look at the Democrats who ran. You had one 74 year old man who didn’t have anything to lose. You had Martin O’Malley, the only guy in the kind of sweet spot of running for president who just went absolutely nowhere. A lot of the talent in the Democrat Party stayed out of the race because they were intimated by the Clinton machine, and I think Limbaugh is right that what you see now is the Clintons are weak enough to be attacked.

RUSH: How does this explain Obama, though, in 2008? See, I think the Democrats wanted no part of Hillary as far back as 2008, but she was owed. They owed her a lot. She single-handedly saved her husband’s presidency by staying with him and following along with the company line. Rather than act like the jilted wife that she was, she joined the effort to ruin the women that came forward. And in so doing — and she’d been doing it since Arkansas, saved Clinton’s governorship, saved his chance to be president, saved his presidency, she felt owed.

And 2008 was supposed to be hers. Then Obama comes along, and, man, the first chance a bunch of them had the chance to abandon her because she’s the most cheated-on woman in America, they did. So 2016, she takes over the DNC to prevent anything like that happening, and Donna Brazile’s writing about it now, and look at who did run as Byron York points out, a parade of nobodies. But this has rubbed people’s noses wrong I think for a long, long time...

RUSH ARCHIVE: Mrs. Clinton is obviously very ill. She has not been well for a long time, and many people in the Democrat Party are well aware of it. And they have decided to roll the dice that they can — the doctors or whoever can — exert enough control over the presentation of the symptoms of this disease that they can manage it. … [T]here has to be various degrees of panic within the inner sanctum of the Democrat Party at whatever level you’re talking about, because they can’t predict these episodes. And what they know now is the doctors can’t control them. Whatever medication she’s on, whatever maladies she’s suffering, every time she goes in public, it is a roll of the dice. And this has to have them quaking in their boots. Now, Democrats also have a history of replacing people they think are problems. Thomas Eagleton back in 1972. So we’ll just have to watch this and pay attention to it as the Democrats are, ’cause make no mistake: They have grave concern.

RUSH: Well, Donna Brazile did. She’s admitting it and confirming once again that just like she does, I know these people. Hee-hee-hee-hee-hee. Now, interestingly in this story in the Washington Post by Philip Rucker: “Donna Brazile: I considered replacing Clinton with Biden as 2016 Democratic nominee,”
there is this paragraph:

“In an explosive new memoir, Brazile details widespread dysfunction and dissension throughout the Democratic Party, including secret deliberations over using her powers as interim DNC chair to initiate the process of removing Clinton and running mate Sen. Tim Kaine (Va.) from the ticket after Clinton’s Sept. 11, 2016, collapse in New York City.”

Now, you know what I notice about this? I picked it up. I was obviously very sensitive to this. Anybody in that party that really wanted to win had to be deathly afraid of Mrs. Clinton on the ticket, but all of this was missed by the eagle-eyed Drive-By Media. You know, this was the time they’re reporting on every leak and every burp from the Trump campaign, but none of this from the DNC leaked out. And it could not have been a secret. If Brazile wanted to replace Hillary with Joe Biden, it couldn’t have been a secret. She had to be discussing it with people, and yet it didn’t leak. And you know there were reporters who knew it.

“As one of her party’s most prominent black strategists –” it points out here — that’s in the Washington Post, “– black strategists, Brazile also recounts fiery disagreements with Clinton’s staffers — including a conference call in which she told three senior campaign officials, Charlie Baker, Marlon Marshall and Dennis Cheng, that she was being treated like a slave.” What a paragraph.

“As one of her party’s most prominent black strategists, Donna Brazile –” I thought it was conservative Republicans who were the slave owners. I thought it was the NFL owners who were the slave owners. And now here comes Donna Brazile talking about the fact that she was being treated like a slave within the Democrat Party? They played the race card on one of their own! But none of this leaked. At this time, all they could do was talk about Trump.

So let’s go to Donna Brazile herself on ABC’s This Week with Stephanopoulos, who used to run the Clinton war room. He’s a faux journalist too. And he says, “You mentioned Seth Rich, who of course was killed during the campaign. Did you feel under threat?”

BRAZILE: I was under tremendous pressure after Secretary Clinton —

RUSH: Wait a minute. Wait a minute, wait a minute, wait a minute, wait a minute, wait a minute. I got out of order here. That’s wrong. I previewed cut 7. My pages stuck together. Grab cut 7 so I continue to look good here. In three, two, one.

BRAZILE: Every day. Especially when Donald Trump, especially when Donald Trump would go out there and tweet. You know, look, I’ve worked on campaigns all my adult life. I’ve been called some of the worst things in America, but when Donald Trump would go out there and attack me, I got — the threats were just unbearable. My house right now is, I got every different kind of security device, I had to get my home swept. I had to get the DNC swept twice. It was horrible.

RUSH: That wasn’t the question. The question was you mentioned Seth Rich. Now, in her book — she’s avoiding it here with old Georgie — but in her book she says it was it is murder of Seth Rich that made her fearful and is why she closed her shades so that sharp shooters and snipers couldn’t see her while she’s in her home. In this answer, she’s laying all this off on Trump.

But, remember, she knows these people are loaded for bear against her. Now we’ll get back to the bite that was played. It’s still Stephanopoulos. But here’s the question. “Let’s get some of the facts on the table first. As DNC chair, you did not have the power on your own to replace Hillary on the ticket?”

BRAZILE: I was under tremendous pressure after Secretary Clinton fainted to have a, quote, unquote, Plan B. I didn’t want a Plan B. Plan A was great for me. I supported Hillary and I wanted her to win, but we were under pressure. Everybody was calling to see, “Do you know anything? How is she doing?” The bottom line is, she resumed campaigning. I went on TV to say that the campaign was back on track.

RUSH: You know, it’s like we’re listening to two different things. We have the book, and then this stuff. Now, in the book she tried to replace Hillary with Biden, she’s treated like a slave, being DNC chair was worse than Hurricane Katrina and her detractors said go to hell. She feared for her life and so forth, but she’s laying that off on Trump in these interviews. He’s the next one. This is the slave sound bite, so you can hear it yourself. Stephanopoulos says: “From the sound of it, it sounds like you had a pretty dysfunctional relationship with the high command and Hillary’s campaign. You even talk about telling them at one point, ‘I’m not Patsy the slave.'”

BRAZILE: Oh, George, let me tell you something. I could not control the purse string of the Democratic Party. “You know, you gotta signed off from Brooklyn.” I said, “Brooklyn? I’m not Patsy the slave.” Because I got sick and tired of people telling me how to spend money when all I was trying to do, I wasn’t getting a salary, I was basically volunteering my time. And what I was trying to do, George, was to increase the level of enthusiasm and passion for Hillary Clinton and the rest of the ticket all across the country.

RUSH: Well, you could sure fool me. You were trying to improve, increase the level of enthusiasm and passion for Hillary Clinton and the rest of the ticket all across the country? But she’s mad she had to answer to — Brooklyn is the Hillary campaign, where it was headquartered, and she had to answer ’cause Hillary had taken over the DNC, don’t forget, the whole point of her writing the book! That Hillary took the place over and rigged the election against Crazy Bernie! Let’s squeeze one more in here. Stephanopoulos says, “I’ve gotten emails from passionate Democrats who say that they feel betrayed by what you’re doing. Do you have any regrets?”

BRAZILE: George, this was worse than Hurricane Katrina in terms of the emotional toll, but do I regret for standing up for what’s right, helping Hillary Clinton, helping the Democratic Party, do I regret any of that? No. I wish I could have done more, George.

STEPHANOPOULOS: Do you think this helps for the book to come out —

BRAZILE: Well, George, I mean, this is the lesson of 2016. For those who are telling me to shut up, they told Hillary that a couple of months ago, you know what I tell them? Go to hell.


BRAZILE: I’m gonna tell my story. I wanna tell my story, George. I say go to hell because, why am I supposed to be the only person that is unable to tell my story?

RUSH: What, she’s a victim now? Man, oh, man. Folks, what do you make of this? I mean, this is the Democrat Party in total disarray. But remember, Hillary Clinton’s the smartest woman in the world. Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama told us at the Democrat convention (imitating Obama), “Bill, you know what? We’re just gonna have to admit it, buddy. She runs rings around us. She’s the most qualified person ever to seek this office, Bill. You know it and I know it.”

And we’re sitting here laughing ourselves silly. What a crock. But he’s up there saying it, you know, and Hillary’s got full Nurse Ratched facial expression on, testicle lockbox sitting right next to her while Obama’s saying all this stuff. And it just made me laugh because this party — we are afraid of these people? Well, on one hand we should be, they’re shooting people. But, on the other hand, I mean, this party is not what everybody thinks it is. They’re not totally together, well-oiled, smooth running machine, confident, full-fledged.

The only thing — and it’s a big one. I mean, no doubt. It’s a big one — But the only thing that allows this party to carry itself the way it does is the Drive-By Media. The Drive-By Media is essentially the Democrat Party, and the Democrat Party is now being driven by the media and given cover by the media, the agenda set by the media.

The opposition research and the destruction of political opponents all being done by the Drive-By Media. And that is enough to inspire all kinds of confidence when, in truth, these people are losing elections at a rapid rate that’s almost difficult to keep tabs on. It just doesn’t appear that way because the media never talks about that. They never report political races that way. But the Democrats are in heap big doo-doo. And all of this illustrates that to a T.

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