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3 Top Officials Of Democratic National Committee Resign After Email Leaks

On Tuesday, three top officials of the Democratic National Committee, including its CEO, resigned following the release of emails last week on Wikileaks, believed to have been facilitated by the Russian government.

CEO Amy Dacey, chief finance officer Brad Marshall and communications director Luis Miranda all exited their jobs with the committee. Dacey has been hired by Squared Communications, a Democratic consulting firm, whose founder, Michael Meehan, stated, “As one of the top campaign strategists in our party, and with our experiences together on presidential, Senate and congressional campaigns, Amy will help our firm’s clients navigate this and future election cycles.” Dacey had previously served as executive director of EMILY’s List, an organization devoted to electing female Democrats.

Marshall had written an email in which he allegedly attacked Bernie Sanders’ Jewish faith, urging that he be portrayed as an atheist. He wrote, “Does he believe in a god. He had skated on saying he has a Jewish heritage. I think I read he is an atheist. This could make several points difference with my peeps.”

Miranda was hired last October as the new communications director for the Democratic National Committee. He had worked as deputy communications director at the DNC, where he headed a 50-state regional communications program.

Party chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz resigned last week and was replaced by Donna Brazile, who said Tuesday that she has created a “transition team” in order to ready the party for the months until the November election. She named Tom McMahon, a former DNC executive director, to lead the group.