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Russia Is Said to Be Interfering to Aid Sanders in Democratic Primaries

The nominal Democratic front-runner denounced Russia’s efforts to attack American democracy.

 
 
 

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 Senator Bernie Sanders warned Russia to stay out of the presidential election.Credit...Erin Schaff/The New York Times

  • Feb. 21, 2020Updated 10:19 p.m. ET
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WASHINGTON — Russia has been trying to intervene in the Democratic primaries to aid Senator Bernie Sanders, according to people familiar with the matter, and Mr. Sanders said on Friday that intelligence officials recently briefed him.

The disclosure came a day before the Nevada caucuses, where Mr. Sanders is a favorite, and followed revelations a day earlier that Moscow was interfering on President Trump’s behalf this year, as it did in 2016.

Mr. Sanders denounced Russia in a statement, calling President Vladimir V. Putin an “autocratic thug” and warning Moscow to stay out of the election. Drawing a contrast with Mr. Trump, he said he would stand against any efforts by Russia or another foreign power to interfere in the vote.

“The intelligence community is telling us they are interfering in this campaign right now in 2020,” Mr. Sanders separately told reporters in Bakersfield, Calif., where he held a rally on Friday. “And what I say to Mr. Putin: ‘If elected president, trust me, you are not going to be interfering in American elections.’”

 
 

Mr. Sanders said he was briefed about a month ago. Asked why the disclosure came out now, he said: “I’ll let you guess about one day before the Nevada caucus. Why do you think it came out?”

On Friday, the president aggressively disputed that Russia was interfering on his behalf. He called the disclosures a hoax and part of a partisan campaign against him. At a campaign rally in Las Vegas, Mr. Trump suggested that Mr. Putin would prefer Mr. Sanders, “who honeymooned in Moscow.” Mr. Sanders and his wife traveled to the Soviet Union in 1988 on a trip that political opponents have called their honeymoon, a term that the couple have jokingly used, too.

 

 

Bernie does not need the help of the Russians to win a election unlike the Current guy in the office right now. People will try and use this against Bernie because according to some he is a "commie" but remember Democratic Socialism is what FDR did and accomplished, not what happened in Cuba or Russia. 

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Maybe the Russians support Bernie because they just think he'd do a better job and be easier to work with in good faith than some tool of the war machine, or some other corporate cog.  Maybe the fact that somebody in the world thinks they'd rather see Trump than Bloomberg or Trump doesn't automatically mean it's because they're communists who want to destroy America.  Maybe they're just as tired of duplicitous, self-serving "status quo" types as I am.

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8 hours ago, splunch said:

Maybe the Russians support Bernie because they just think he'd do a better job and be easier to work with in good faith than some tool of the war machine, or some other corporate cog.  Maybe the fact that somebody in the world thinks they'd rather see Trump than Bloomberg or Trump doesn't automatically mean it's because they're communists who want to destroy America.  Maybe they're just as tired of duplicitous, self-serving "status quo" types as I am.

 

Yep Maybe, and maybe just maybe we can end the Narrative that we are going to go to "War" with Russia on a Daily Basis. IT IS NOT THE 1960s anymore people!

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