Donna Brazile speaks at SF Commonwealth Club on book tour

Donna Brazile Nancy Pelosi

Donna Brazile Nancy Pelosi

Brazile spoke for about one hour to a sold-out crowd at the Marines Memorial Club and answered some tough questions about her book, an insider's account of her time as chair of the DNC during the 2016 elections.

"They can't decide what kind of candidates to put in, right now the Republicans are shooting themselves out of their majority position", he said Friday on "Mornings with Maria". He was a patriot, and I hope to God we find out who murdered Seth Rich.

She told Thompson, "He was my child".

She said no candidate should run the DNC before winning the primary. But, she added, "let's give him some credit, he cracked the blue wall".

"(Tuesday) night's election results across the country, including in MA, showed us that Republicans had money and power", she said.

"This book is a warning", she said.

Clinton's (brief) response to the Brazile allegations were not quite so urgent. When she was at the DNC and was told she had to clear decisions with the Clinton campaign, she angrily declared she wasn't "Patsey the slave".

Audience members say they appreciated her candor. "People from every corner of the Democratic Party won and that's a win, not just for Democrats but for democracy".

Barbara Farhner of Walnut Creek is a Democrat who supported Bernie Sanders in the primary.

When Brazile was recently pressed by ABC News' George Stephanopoulos - himself a Democratic loyalist who helped elect Bill Clinton president, worked in the Clinton White House, contributed to the Clinton Foundation, and joined in regular strategizing calls with top Democrats well into his conversion into a newsman - to say whether she thought the Democratic primaries were rigged, she responded that she found "no evidence" of that.

"For her it's just coming clean to some degree I'm not sure she did the right thing".

Brazile went on to say "Mark, I have been in politics all my adult life, the only children I have are the children that I have hired".

Anchor Anderson Cooper noted it was Brazile who - before a Democratic primary debate - leaked a question to the Clinton campaign, which he called "completely unethical".

But on Thursday night - and in other interviews since the excerpts of her book were published last week - Brazile seemed to walk her claims back.

Brazile also said the nation needs to take immediate action to stop hacking and interference from foreign operatives in USA elections.

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