FoxNews.com reports that
Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., disavowed alleged Russian efforts to help his campaign Friday after The Washington Post reported that U.S. officials have determined Moscow is attempting to interfere in the Democratic primary race on his behalf.
“I don’t care, frankly, who [Russian President Vladimir] Putin wants to be president,” Sanders said in a statement. “My message to Putin is clear: stay out of American elections, and as president I will make sure that you do.”
According to the Post, officials have told the Sanders campaign that Russia is working to boost the socialist as part of an effort to meddle in the Democratic presidential primary. The story, citing people familiar with the matter, said President Trump and lawmakers on Capitol Hill have also been informed of the Russian attempts.
“In 2016, Russia used Internet propaganda to sow division in our country, and my understanding is that they are doing it again in 2020,” Sanders said Friday. “Some of the ugly stuff on the Internet attributed to our campaign may well not be coming from real supporters.”
Ahead of a rally Friday in California, Sanders was questioned by reporters about the news, saying in a video posted on Twitter by a CNN reporter he was briefed on the Russian interference attempts “about a month ago.”
Asked why the news of the briefing is only coming out now, Sanders replied: “I’ll let you guess,” adding that it’s “one day before the Nevada caucus.”
“Why do you think it came out? It was the Washington Post,” said Sanders, who has sharply criticized the paper’s owner, Jeff Bezos. “Good friends.”
Meanwhile, Mike Bloomberg’s campaign for president had some fun at the expense of Sanders tweeting a message in Russian, which roughly translates to “feel the burn.”
Late Thursday, The New York Times reported that intelligence officials told lawmakers in a classified briefing last week that Russia is meddling with the hope of getting President Trump reelected. But Trump has pushed back against the reports, claiming Democrats were pushing a “misinformation campaign” in the hope of politically damaging him.
On Friday, Trump’s campaign spokesman, Tim Murtaugh, tweeted: “We condemn and reject foreign interference in American elections in any form.”
Sanders, though, accused the Trump administration of not standing against Russia’s efforts.
“Unlike Donald Trump, I do not consider Vladimir Putin a good friend,” Sanders said. “He is an autocratic thug who is attempting to destroy democracy and crush dissent in Russia.”
“Let’s be clear,” Sanders added, “the Russians want to undermine American democracy by dividing us up and, unlike the current president, I stand firmly against their efforts and any other foreign power that wants to interfere in our election.”
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Friday that the newest allegations are “paranoid reports that, unfortunately, there will be more and more of as we get closer to the elections [in the U.S.]. Of course, they have nothing to do with the truth.”
U.S. intelligence agencies say Russia interfered in the 2016 election through social media campaigns and by stealing and distributing emails from the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta. Intelligence officials say Russia was trying to boost Trump’s campaign and show chaos within the American political process.
You mean like Former CIA Director and Trump Hatting Muslim John Brennan?
The Russia Collusion Delusion has already been debunked and now, so has the new New York Times story with current Intelligence Officials telling CBS News Reporter (formerly of Fox News) Catherine Herridge that there is no accumulated data to back up the claim.
Even Jake Tapper of CNN called the new claim of Russian Interference on behalf of Trump “FAKE NEWS”.
it is, however, very believable that Russia would attempt to help avowed Marxist Bernie Sanders to win the Democratic Candidacy and then the Presidency in 2020.
On February 26, 2018, FoxNews.com reported that
Sen. Bernie Sanders has seemingly struggled to address recent allegations that Russia’s campaign to interfere in the 2016 presidential election included a plan to boost his Democratic primary campaign.
For well over a year, it was alleged that Moscow’s meddling mainly was meant to boost now-President Trump and harm then-Democratic rival Hillary Clinton.
A bombshell Feb. 16 indictment filed against 13 Russian nationals in Robert Mueller’s Russia probe bolstered those allegations, in stunning detail — but also said the Russians sought to help Sanders.
Russian nationals, the indictment said, “engaged in operations primarily intended to communicate derogatory information about Hillary Clinton, to denigrate other candidates such as Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio, and to support Bernie Sanders and then-candidate Donald Trump.”
The details create an awkward situation for the Vermont senator, as he is seen to be positioning himself for a potential 2020 White House run.
Sanders, however, has yet to give a clear response on whether he and his campaign were aware of, or took action to address, the interference — like Russian bot social media accounts allegedly supporting his campaign. Instead, Sanders, I-Vt., has tried to shift the scrutiny toward Clinton’s campaign for not doing more to prevent Russian meddling.
“The real question to be asked is what was the Clinton campaign [doing about Russian interference]? They had more information about this than we did,” Sanders said in an interview last week with Vermont Public Radio. “They were supporting my campaign? No. They were attacking Hillary Clinton’s campaign and using my supporters against Hillary Clinton.”
I mean, after all, Bernie did have contacts in Moscow.
According to the Liberal Website TheWeek.com, in an article posted on June 19, 2015, in which they brought up his 1988 honeymoon with his wife Jane in the former Soviet Union.
The honeymoon doubled as a diplomatic trip that Sanders made to the city of Yaroslavl, 160 miles northwest of Moscow, when he was the mayor of Burlington, Vermont. According to audio that survived the trip:After receiving a rundown of central planning, Soviet-style, from Yaroslavl’s mayor, Alexander Riabkov, Sanders notes how the quality of both housing and healthcare in America appeared to be “significantly better” than in the communist state. “However,” he added, “the cost of both services is much, much, higher in the United States.” [The Guardian]
Another highlight of Sanders’ mayoralty was the ode to socialism that was written for him by poet Allen Ginsberg.
Entitled Burlington Snow, it begins with lines about “Socialist snow on the streets” and “Socialist kids sucking socialist lollipops” and ends: “Isn’t this poem socialist? It doesn’t belong to me anymore.” [The Guardian]
Shortly before the 2016 Presidential Election, Bernie Sanders sold out his Millennial Followers by bowing out of the race and throwing his support to Hillary.
Coincidence? I think not.
The thing is, I would be willing to bet that Bernie knows just as much as the Queen of Mean about those Russian Contributions…and he was perfectly fine with them at the time, as she and the entire Clinton Foundation Money Laundering Operation were.
And, as a part of the deal Bernie made with Hillary to “bow out graciously and give her his support” was that neither of them would rat on the other.
His contrived cluelessness about the situation at the time of the report was nothing but the usual BS put out by a Professional Politician desperately attempting to save his hindquarters.
So, boys and girls, the question is…
Are we now, on the road to the 2020 Presidential Elections, experiencing Bernie/Russians Election Interference Deja Vu?
Until He Comes,