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Caught red-handed

Megyn Kelly expertly cornered Donna Brazile with evidence that she leaked a debate question to the Clinton campaign

In an interview Wednesday night, Donna Brazile, former CNN contributor and acting chairperson of the Democratic National Committee, maintained her innocence amid allegations she leaked a town hall question to the Clinton campaign — even when Fox News host Megyn Kelly pulled up an email plainly showing Brazile saying otherwise. "I did not receive any questions from CNN, let's just be very clear," Brazile said, when Kelly asked how she got the debate question "verbatim."

Brazile jumped on the defensive, telling Kelly, "I will not sit here and be persecuted because your information is totally false." Kelly pointed out that her "information" came from Hillary Clinton campaign manager John Podesta's emails, which were published by WikiLeaks. In the email in question, Brazile appears to write, "From time to time, I get the questions in advance," before relaying to the campaign a question moderator Roland Martin asked almost exactly at the town hall event the next day.

Brazile refused to "try to validate falsified information," suggesting the emails "stolen" from Podesta were "doctored." Watch Brazile's attempts to deflect the evidence, below. Becca Stanek