Bernie Responds After Report Shows He Is Getting Help From Russia
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U.S. officials have briefed far-left Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders on the fact that the Russian government is trying to help him win the presidential election.
On Friday, the Washington Post broke the news that federal officials were in contact with Sanders' campaign to warn him of Russia's efforts.
“The classified FBI briefing wasn’t of the type routinely given to presidential campaigns about election security, those people said,” The Wall Street Journal reported. “It was given in reaction to intelligence considered compelling enough that Mr. Sanders needed to be alerted, one of the people said.”
For the past three years, Sanders has tried slandering President Trump for receiving "help" from the Russians, even going as far to call him a Russian asset.
Now that the same thing is happening to him, Sanders' tune is much different.
After the report's release, a CNN reporter confronted Sanders and asked him why the report came out now instead of a month ago when he was allegedly briefed on the matter.
“Well, I’ll let you guess,” Sanders replied. “One day before the Nevada caucus. Why do you think it came out?”
“It was The Washington Post – good friends,” Sanders sarcastically said.
On CNN, Sanders revealed that he was told other countries may try to get involved with his campaign.
“We were told that Russia, maybe other countries, are going to get involved in this campaign," he said.
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Sanders' allegation that the media is conspiring against him is completely outlandish considering there is no proof for his claim. Many Twitter users made sure to hammer him.
Journalist Yashar Ali tweeted: “I thought some of the language Sanders used in the debate around Russia and Russian interference was unusual for him. Now it makes sense…he had been briefed about their attempts.”
Ali’s tweet was referring to how Sanders claimed during the debate that Russians were pretending to be followers of him online.
"Sanders was not asked about Russia when he brought up the subject, and a review of the NBC transcript showed that it was the only time during the debate that Russia was even brought up," the Daily Wire reports.
“And let me say something else about this, not being too paranoid,” Sanders said during the debate. “All of us remember 2016, and what we remember is efforts by Russians and others to try to interfere in our election and divide us up. I’m not saying that’s happening, but it would not shock me.”
“I saw some of those tweets regarding the Culinary Workers Union,” Sanders continued. “I have a 30-year 100% pro-union voting record. Do you think I would support, or anybody who supports me, would be attacking union leaders? It’s not thinkable.”
CNN reporter Nathan McDermott also hammered Sanders, writing, “I dunno, if I were a newspaper plotting to do a bombshell story on a candidate, I’d probably do it before the debate and not less than a day before voting began.”
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