Michael Gaynor
March 20, 2017
Don't blame the Russians for your lie, Donna Brazile
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By Michael Gaynor

As a self-described "Christian woman," politically savvy Brazile should take responsibility for her choice and be repentant about it, not merely regretful that it failed to elect Clinton.

There's plenty for which to blame the Russians, but they are not to blame because former Democrat Party interim chair Donna Brazile chose to help the 2016 presidential campaign of Hillary Clinton by lying about giving Clinton debate questions in advance.

That's all on Brazile.

Brazile protectively described herself as "a Christian woman" familiar with "persecution" and a Democrat "operative" and "strategist."

Does being a Democrat "operative" or "strategist" come with a license to lie in seeking political advantage?

I hope not.

Brazile obviously lied about the matter before Election Day 2016 for strategic reasons and waited to acknowledge the truth until nearly two months after President Trump was inaugurated and she was replaced as interim chair of the Democrat Party.

Did Brazile candidly admit that she had lied for political purposes?

No.

Brazile said that she made a "mistake" that she regrets.

Would Brazile have regretted it if Clinton had won...or taken credit for Clinton winning?

Former Democrat Senate Majority Leader was mighty proud of lying about 2012 Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's taxes.

A mistake is "a wrong judgment" or "a wrong action or statement proceeding from faulty judgment, inadequate knowledge, or inattention."

Lying is wrong, but so are other things not involving moral turpitude.

Was Brazile's repeated lie the result of "inadequate knowledge"?

No. Brazile was old enough to know that lying is wrong.

Was Brazile's repeated lie the result of "inattention?

Of course not. It was the calculated response of a very seasoned self-described" Democrat 'operative" and "strategist."

Was Brazile's repeated lie "a wrong action"?

"Wrong" means both "not correct or true" and "unjust, dishonest or immoral."Yes, it was "a wrong action."

It was wrong in both senses.

Brazile did not clearly admit that she lied and did not apologize.

People regret many of their actions that are not "unjust, dishonest or immoral."

As a self-described "Christian woman," politically savvy Brazile should take responsibility for her choice and be repentant about it, not merely regretful that it failed to elect Clinton.

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Michael Gaynor

Michael J. Gaynor has been practicing law in New York since 1973. A former partner at Fulton, Duncombe & Rowe and Gaynor & Bass, he is a solo practitioner admitted to practice in New York state and federal courts and an Association of the Bar of the City of New York member... (more)

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