Senior Democratic National Committee Officials Resign – DNC

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) -
People stand outside the Democratic National Committee (DNC) headquarters in Washington. (AP Photo/Paul Holston)
People stand outside the Democratic National Committee (DNC) headquarters in Washington. (AP Photo/Paul Holston)

Three senior officials with the Democratic National Committee have resigned, the DNC said on Tuesday, amid a shake-up following a hack of thousands of emails that embarrassed the party just as it staged its national convention last week.

The resignations of DNC Chief Executive Officer Amy Dacey, Communications Director Luis Miranda and Chief Financial Officer Brad Marshall were announced by interim Chairwoman Donna Brazile.

Brazile took over as DNC chair after Debbie Wasserman Schultz stepped down last week.

The hack on the DNC stirred discord at the start of the party’s convention in Philadelphia where Hillary Clinton formally accepted her party’s presidential nomination for the Nov. 8 election.

Some of the emails, which were published by WikiLeaks, showed party officials favoring Clinton over her rival in the primary contests, U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders.