Politics 2016: Democratic National Convention Scandal

The Democratic National Convention (DNC) arrives without controversy.

On Sunday, after a day of heated backroom conversations with party leaders, Debra Wasserman Schultz announced she would step down as party chair after WikiLeaks posted a trove of internal emails revealing her to be at odds with the Bernie Sanders campaign.

The correspondences — in which she called Sanders’ campaign manager an “ass” and “damn liar” and said Sanders has “never been a member of the Democratic Party and has no understanding of what we do” — are widely seen by pro-Sanders progressives as evidence that the system was, as Sanders had repeatedly alleged in the past, rigged to ensure he did not win the nomination. Sanders issued a statement shortly after Wasserman’s announcement calling it “the right decision.”

Trump has pounced on the argument too, unleashing a string of goading tweets on Sunday. “Even though Bernie Sanders has lost his energy and his strength, I don’t believe that his supporters will let Crooked Hillary off the hook!,” he wrote.

For his part, Trump has been navigating his own internecine conflicts following Ted Cruz’s showy refusal to endorse him on the RNC big stage.