While Media Distracts with Russia/Trump, DNC Embroiled in Two Major Lawsuits

Hey, look over there! It’s Trump!

The 24/7 news cycle of the alleged Trump/Russia connection rages on. Meanwhile, it’s crickets all over the media about the major class action lawsuits against the Democratic National Committee.

One lawsuit began back in October of 2016 over the Democrat Party, led then by Debbie Wasserman Schultz, putting its weight behind Hillary Clinton for the nomination and leaving Bernie Sanders to fend for himself.

But there’s another lawsuit alleging the DNC failed to pay 50 workers overtime at the convention, according to the Washington Examiner:

The DNC adopted an official plank at the convention calling for a $15 an hour national minimum wage, more than double the current federal level of $7.25 an hour. “The Democratic Party believes that supporting workers through higher wages, workplace protections, policies to balance work and family, and other investments,” it said.

That apparently didn’t extend to the organizers, many of whom worked 80-hour weeks, according to Justin Swidler, a Cherry Hill, Pa., lawyer who filed the lawsuit. “They got paid a flat salary of $3,000 a month, which isn’t even minimum wage for some of the hours that they were working,” Swidler told CBS.

“Meanwhile, the Philadelphia 2016 Host Committee used some of the leftover money it raised for the DNC to pay nearly $1 million bonuses to staff and volunteers,” reports Leslie Eastman for Legal Insurrection. “The rewards ranged from $500 for interns to $310,000 for executive director Kevin Washo.”

“It looks as if I will have to monitor the developments because it seems our elite media has no desire to report on real scandals involving Democrats,” Eastman concluded. “Bloggers, doing the job the mainstream media won’t do!”

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