DNC CEO resigns in wake of email scandal

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NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 11: CEO of the Democratic National Convention (DNC), Amy Dacey, speaks at a press conference pitching the borough of Brooklyn to host the 2016 Democratic National Convention (DNC) outside the Barclay Center on August 11, 2014 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. Brooklyn will have to compete for the DNC alongside other cities including Philadelphia, PA and Columbus, OH. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

The CEO of the Democratic National Committee will resign Tuesday in the wake of the committee’s hacked email scandal.

Amy Dacey is the highest-ranking official at the DNC to step aside due to the controversy, a senior Democratic official said, but is not the only one. The official did not provide further details.

Dacey is well-respected by Hillary Clinton’s campaign and the DNC circle, a source familiar with the resignation said. The committee is looking to clean house in the wake of leaked emails that appeared to show the committee favoring Clinton over Bernie Sanders during the primary.

Former DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz resigned after the party’s convention last week as a result of the revelations. The changes at the DNC come as the Clinton campaign is moving to take greater control of party headquarters in Washington and in states across the country. Democrats are also trying to get ahead of the disclosure of more emails and internal documents from hacked computer systems, fearful of more embarrassing revelations.