Hacks: The Inside Story

Hacks: The Inside Story (full title: Hacks: The Inside Story of the Break-ins and Breakdowns That Put Donald Trump in the White House) is a 2017 book by Donna Brazile about her time as interim chairperson of the Democratic National Committee during Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign.

Hacks: The Inside Story
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First edition
AuthorDonna Brazile
CountryUnited States
PublisherHachette Books
Publication date
Media typeHardcover, audiobook
ISBN978-0-316-47851-9 (hardcover)


The book received attention in part for Brazile's claims that the DNC acted in favor of Clinton's campaign during the Democratic primaries, to the detriment of Bernie Sanders and his campaign.[1] Brazile also discusses Clinton's collapse in September 2016, and subsequent discussions about replacing her as the Democratic presidential nominee.[2]

Brazile's statements were investigated by The Washington Post,[3] which reported the fundraising agreement which Brazile alleged rigged the 2016 Presidential primaries for Hillary in September 2015 and how Sanders supporters knew about it and ridiculed it after details outside of fundraising were not yet disclosed to the public.[3][4]


  1. ^ Graham, David (11 November 2017). "What Donna Brazile's New Book Really Reveals". The Atlantic. Retrieved 11 November 2017.
  2. ^ Green, Lloyd (5 November 2017). "Hacks review: Donna Brazile lifts lid on Hillary and the Democrats' disaster". The Guardian. Retrieved 11 November 2017.
  3. ^ a b Blake, Aaron (November 3, 2017). "Elizabeth Warren and Donna Brazile both now agree the 2016 Democratic primary was rigged". The Washington Post. Retrieved November 20, 2017.
  4. ^ Gold, Matea; Hamburger, Tom (September 19, 2015). "Political parties go after million-dollar donors in wake of looser rules". Washington Post. Retrieved November 20, 2017.