National Press Club

Democratic strategist Donna Brazile to talk about election hacking at Headliners Book Rap, Dec. 12

November 6, 2017 | By Heather Forsgren Weaver |

Donna Brazile

Donna Brazile

Discussion of Donna Brazile’s soon-to-be-published memoir of the 2016 presidential campaign, Hacks: The Inside Story of the Break-ins and Breakdowns That Put Donald Trump in the White House, dominated the weekend news cycle.

Brazile, the former chair of the Democratic National Committee and longtime Democratic Party strategist, plans to speak at a National Press Club Headliners Book Rap on Tuesday, Dec. 12, at 6:30 p.m. in the Club’s Conference Rooms. Tickets are $5 for Club members and $10 for the general public. Click here to purchase tickets and books.

“I had promised Bernie when I took the helm of the Democratic National Committee after the convention that I would get to the bottom of whether Hillary Clinton’s team had rigged the nomination process …. By September 7, the day I called Bernie, I had found my proof and it broke my heart..,” Brazile writes in the excerpts. “I had to be frank with him. I did not trust the polls, I said. I told him I had visited states around the country and I found a lack of enthusiasm for her everywhere. I was concerned about the Obama coalition and about millennials.”

Hacks is scheduled to be published on Tuesday, Nov. 7, the one-year anniversary of the 2016 election.

The Book Rap is a fundraiser for the NPC’s National Journalism Institute so no outside books are allowed. The Rap will include a discussion with the author, a question-and-answer session from the audience and then a signing session.