Donna Brazileâ€™s resignation at CNN over leaked questions to the Clinton campaign sparked a heated debate between FBNâ€™s Stuart Varney and â€œThe Fiveâ€ co-host Juan Williams.
Varney scolded Hillary Clinton for â€œknowing the questions beforehand and not saying anything about it,â€ calling it a disgrace.
Williams had a different take.
â€œYou mean that she was prepared and the violation here would have been someone, Donna Brazile in this case, providing a question to the campaign. I think thatâ€™s the problem,â€ he said.
â€œNo hereâ€™s the problem, you go into a debate, the world is watching and you know the questions beforehand. But your opponent doesnâ€™t. But you know the questions beforehand because you cheated,â€ charged Varney.
Williams quickly cut Varney off, saying, â€œyou cheated?â€
â€œYes you cheated,â€ responded Varney.
While Williams thinks it was wrong for Donna Brazile to get the questions, he made a point to say both candidates prepare for debates.
Varney disagreed, reiterating his point that Clinton got the question and didnâ€™t do anything about it.
Williams again differed, â€œshe was prepared and I would guess that it was bundled into her preparations. So if thatâ€™s your point. I find that a stretch.â€
â€œThat knocks the whole concept of a free and open debate out of the park. Her opponent, Sanders, he did not know the questions in advance, he didnâ€™t get a chance to look good but Hillary Clinton did,â€ Varney responded.
â€œSenator Sanders was well prepared and if your point is her campaign was being overly aggressive and Donna Brazile crossed the line, I agree with you, but to somehow associate that with the candidate being prepared youâ€™re way over the line,â€ replied Williams.
The debate became even more fiery when Williams accused Varney of â€œtrying to impugn Senator Clinton,â€ because Donald Trump is losing.
Varney responded: â€œShe knew the questions beforehandâ€¦Thatâ€™s preparation? Thatâ€™s preparation? Is that how you Leftists conduct yourselves?...You cheat like that?â€
Despite clashing, Varney and Williams ended the interview on friendly terms.