• Wiki­Leaks Reveals DNC Ele­va­ted Trump to Help Clin­ton “It was in the best inte­rest of Clin­ton, and the­re­fo­re the Demo­cra­tic Par­ty, that Trump was the Repu­bli­can pre­si­den­ti­al nomi­nee. Polls indi­ca­ted Sen. Rubio, Gov. Kasich, or almost any other esta­blish­ment Repu­bli­can would likely beat Clin­ton in a gene­ral elec­tion. Even Cruz, who is revi­led by most Repu­bli­cans, would still main­tain the abi­li­ty to ral­ly the Repu­bli­can Party—especially its wealt­hy donors—around his can­di­da­cy. Clin­ton and Demo­crats expec­ted the FBI inves­ti­ga­ti­on into her pri­va­te email ser­ver would ser­ve as a major obsta­cle to Clinton’s can­di­da­cy, and the public’s fami­lia­ri­ty with her scan­dals and flip-flopping poli­ti­cal record put her at a dis­ad­van­ta­ge against a new­co­mer. Donald Trump sol­ved the­se problems.”