12 June, 2017
However, the perceived rivalry washed away when it came to preserving Obama's legacy, as Michelle Obama campaigned hand-in-hand with Clinton during the 2016 election, speaking on several occasions for Clinton.
The fallout continues over the long laundry list of those Hillary Clinton blamed on Wednesday for her election loss to Donald Trump.
That's because of the reported role Russian Federation played in meddling with the election through a series of computer hacks against her top campaign aides and the Democratic National Committee, she said.
"Having hard feelings about the data that you may or may not have received in 2016 ultimately is not the reason why we lost", the aide said. "We lost Senate seats, governors seats, and what it reflects is that we have to up our game at the DNC". "I inherit nothing from the Democratic Party", she said.
Perez added he had "great respect" for his staff but acknowledged shortcomings in fundraising.
The trouble started yesterday when Mrs Clinton raised questions over whether Mr Trump's campaign was linked to the alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
Of Hillary's attack against the Democratic Party, Fallon refused to "point fingers at the DNC", adding: "I won't back that".
On Wednesday, Clinton said the DNC had a "mediocre to poor, non-existent, wrong" data operation.
But Andrew Therriault, former DNC director of data science, lashed out at Mrs Clinton in a series of tweets that have since been deleted.
Tom Bonier, the CEO of TargetSmart, a Democratic voter-targeting operation, rejected Clinton's claims.
Clinton sought to mirror the practices of former US President Barack Obama's two successful campaigns, which relied on precise targeting and outreach in swing states like OH, "like Obama 3.0, you know". "The campaign should look internally at its own data problems". The DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz had to resign after Wikileaks revealed that she was trying to rig the nomination contest in favour of Ms. Clinton. That's fine. It may be cathartic.
Kucinich said that Clinton might be "burning bridges" with members of her party with her remarks.