Donna Brazileâs resignation at CNN over leaked questions to the Clinton campaign sparked a heated debate between FBNâs Stuart Varney and âThe Fiveâ co-host Juan Williams.
Varney scolded Hillary Clinton for âknowing the questions beforehand and not saying anything about it,â calling it a disgrace.
Williams had a different take.
âYou 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 thatâs the problem,â he said.
âNo hereâs the problem, you go into a debate, the world is watching and you know the questions beforehand. But your opponent doesnât. But you know the questions beforehand because you cheated,â charged Varney.
Williams quickly cut Varney off, saying, âyou cheated?â
âYes 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 didnât do anything about it.
Williams again differed, âshe was prepared and I would guess that it was bundled into her preparations. So if thatâs your point. I find that a stretch.â
âThat 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 didnât get a chance to look good but Hillary Clinton did,â Varney responded.
âSenator 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 youâre way over the line,â replied Williams.
The debate became even more fiery when Williams accused Varney of âtrying to impugn Senator Clinton,â because Donald Trump is losing.
Varney responded: âShe knew the questions beforehandâ¦Thatâs preparation? Thatâs preparation? Is that how you Leftists conduct yourselves?...You cheat like that?â
Despite clashing, Varney and Williams ended the interview on friendly terms.