Elizabeth Warren Agrees 2016 Democratic Primary Race Was ‘Rigged’ for Clinton

Senator Elizabeth Warren, a Democrat from Massachusetts, listens as Ben S. Bernanke, chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve, not seen, answers a question during his semi-annual monetary policy report to the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee during a hearing on Capitol Hill, in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Thursday, July 18, 2013. Bernanke said one reason for the recent rise in long-term interest rates is the unwinding of leveraged and “excessively risky” investing. Photographer: Pete Marovich/Bloomberg via Getty Images

US President Donald Trump has called for an investigation after a Hillary Clinton supporter said the Democratic party “rigged” its primary for her.

CNN asked Senator Elizabeth Warren if Mrs Clinton’s contest against Democratic rival Bernie Sanders was rigged, and she said: “Yes.”

Another Democratic official writes in a new book about the party’s “unethical” agreement with the Clinton campaign.

President Trump said the American public “deserves” an inquiry.

Ms Warren, a progressive senator from Massachusetts who campaigned for Mrs Clinton, was reacting to allegations by former Democratic National Committee (DNC) chairwoman Donna Brazile.

Ms Brazile writes in a new book that the cash-starved DNC signed a joint fundraising agreement with the Clinton campaign in August 2015, four months after the former secretary of state launched her candidacy.

Ms Brazile writes that Mrs Clinton’s “campaign had the DNC on life support, giving it money every month to meet its basic expenses”.

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SOURCE: BBC News