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Sanders blasts Russia for reportedly trying to boost his presidential campaign

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It’s simply astounding how conservatives can turn a blind eye to election meddling because it strokes Donny’s ego.

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Sanders and his wife, Jane, in 1988 spent their honeymoon in the Soviet Union

During the Cold War, the USSR openly funded Socialists in the US and provided them with international support and invited them to Moscow for meetings.

America openly backs Guaido in Venezuela over Maduro, so why can't Russia openly back Bernie over Biden?

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“Unlike Donald Trump, I do not consider Vladimir Putin a good friend. He is an autocratic thug who is attempting to destroy democracy and crush dissent in Russia,"

If Putin's the kind of leader the Russian people want, that's their business. What's worrying is Putin is trying to expand Russian areas of control using Russia's oil, gas and coal resources and via his Eurasian Economic Union. Given he's got his Internet Research Agency and others working for the Kremlin involved in cyberwarfare tactics using social media and other means in attempts to weaken democracies around the globe, must have aims even farther beyond Russia's borders. Plus Putin's got his oligarchs paying Republicans like McConnell, Graham, Cruz, Rubio and others willing to sell out US sovereignty so they can get even richer and more powerful. (Google/Yandex Russian oligarchs GOP)

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America openly backs Guaido in Venezuela over Maduro, so why can't Russia openly back Bernie over Biden?

It can, openly. But that’s not what’s happening, is it?

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It can, openly. But that’s not what’s happening, is it?

The US covertly backs their preferred leaders all over the world, especially in Latin America.

Why can't Russia do the same.

And anyways, at the end of the day. Each American can decide their vote for themselves. Putin can't force anyone's hand.

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The US covertly backs their preferred leaders all over the world, especially in Latin America.

Why can't Russia do the same.

And, a hard turn to port to deflect. This was not the issue we were discussing, is it?

Please engage in the conversation with good faith.

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And, a hard turn to port to deflect. This was not the issue we were discussing, is it?

You reap what you sow.

The US goes around conducting "regime change" to install it's pet leaders abroad but go into crybaby mode when somebody dishes out the same to them.

Tough break, bullies eventually get a taste of their own medicine.

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Classic gaslighting of the kind Jeremy Corbyn has faced in the UK for years. One way or the other, Bernie Sanders isn't going to get that nomination, just like four years ago. He's going to be smeared from here to eternity and this is just the start.

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If Putin's the kind of leader the Russian people want, that's their business. What's worrying is Putin is trying to expand Russian areas of control using Russia's oil, gas and coal resources and via his Eurasian Economic Union.

And if Europe doesn’t want to grow a spine and combat and confront them, that’s on them.

Given he's got his Internet Research Agency and others working for the Kremlin involved in cyberwarfare tactics using social media and other means in attempts to weaken democracies around the globe, must have aims even farther beyond Russia's borders.

Ok, so do you suggest we do?

Plus Putin's got his oligarchs paying Republicans like McConnell, Graham, Cruz, Rubio and others

Do you have verifiable proof of this? Can you physically prove this is happening? If not, please don’t throw out silly personal opinions.

willing to sell out US sovereignty so they can get even richer and more powerful. (Google/Yandex Russian oligarchs GOP)

But liberals aren’t worried about Democrats undermining the constitution and are completely silent on the richest powerful people in the US (liberals) Yahoo, Google, Apple, Microsoft why do they not condemn this?

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That’s a nice title of the article. What really happened is the Washington Post reported that intelligence sources say Russia is supporting Bernie Sanders. My my.

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Liberals have never explained how the Russians are meddling in the elections on behalf of only one party but Dems somehow won the House in 2018. Did the russians take a break for that one and why?

Bernie is in first and the supposed Russian asset Tulsi in last. Seems strange if Bernie not their guy. Lots of inconvenient facts coming out for liberals.

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@blacklabreported that intelligence sources say Russia is supporting Bernie Sanders.

But Trump supporters have said they don't trust US intelligence agencies, that instead they trust what the Kremlin/Breitbart etc have reported. Are your sources. eg. the Internet Research Agency and others pushing global far right agendas, also saying Russia supports Sanders. Given Sanders is perceived to be far left and Russia is about as far right as any state ever, could it be because Russia thinks Sanders won't get the billions Trump can get from his global backers? And that Russia wants Trump to stay in office.

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he said this too:

“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.”

nice way to imply all the Bernie bros online are Russian trolls. Convenient huh?

we all know this is a DNC hit job to get Bernie out of the way. So nervous in the DNC that he is likely to win.

so liberals believe the intelligence community about Trump. Don’t you have to believe those same people about Bernie? Or nah?

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That’s a nice title of the article. What really happened is the Washington Post reported that intelligence sources say Russia is supporting Bernie Sanders. My my.

And as a patriotic American, he is condemning it:

I don't care, frankly, who Putin wants to be president. My message to Putin is clear: Stay out of American elections, and as president I will make sure that you do.

Unlike other people who are buddies with Putin, and like to meet with him him private to discuss....?

Notice the conspiracy theorists, who see a conspiracy in every shadow, don't see any conspiracy there.

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@blacklabewe all know this

'We'? I assume 'we' refers to what the alt right call their 'side'. Or is this just once again the authoritarian 'we'. That 'we side' isn't at the point yet when Russian/Chinese style authoritarian prevails and you can speak for 330,000,000 American individuals.

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he heard Democrats were trying to “start a rumor ... that Putin wants to make sure I get elected.”

What great propaganda here.

He blames Democrats first, which is a lie and he knows he's lying. Then he turns Russian meddling into a "rumor" as if it's just all speculation, which it isn't.

Wouldn’t he rather have, let's say Bernie?

And again, considering he said this before the news reports came out. He knew what the news would be.

Sanders and his wife, Jane, in 1988 spent their honeymoon in the Soviet Union, Trump noted.

And now character assassination by linking Bernie to Communism.

So Trump blames the Democrats (lie), reduces Putin's actions to rumors (mitigation), says they want Bernie (truth told in a way to distance himself), then says Bernie's a Communist (which is bad). All in a few sentences.

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After hiding it for a month, he condemns it after it leaks out. trump has also condemned it. But that’s not good enough for liberals.

Bloomberg and Biden both attacking Bernie on this. If it weren’t true these should be supporting him against false allegations right?

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Who was in this briefing? Adam schiff.

”President Trump and lawmakers on Capitol Hill also have been informed about the Russian assistance to the Vermont senator, those people said, speaking on the condition of anonymity to discuss sensitive intelligence”

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Black, we have two sides here. Trump has gone on record saying he would accept help from foreign governments and Sanders just made his position crystal clear as the opposite.

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Doesn’t matter. Russia is actively helping Bernie. That’s all you guys cared about when it was Trump.

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I condemn Sanders' socialist policies that, if implemented, would raise taxes, have the government take over the means of production and healthcare and ruin the economy.

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Too bad that liberals been pushing for 3 years that the DNC is honest, the intelligence community is never to be doubted and there is no deep state.

so who did this to Bernie and why? Why did Biden and Bloomberg attack Bernie with this rather than all Dems blaming Trump for this?

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I condemn Sanders' socialist policies that, if implemented, would raise taxes, have the government take over the means of production and healthcare and ruin the economy.

What policy of Sanders' would take over the means of production? Evidence that please.

As for raising taxes, that's on the rich, who have seen their taxes lowered and lowered and lowered. Would you like to see taxes on the rich lowered to the rates they were in the 1950s? Would the purpose of that be to spark an economic boom?

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have the government take over the means of production

Nobody except dishonest and manipulative rightwing pundits has proposed this will happen.

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After hiding it for a month, he condemns it after it leaks out.

Hmm, that's a very, very interesting theory you have on this conspiracy!

And to point out utter hypocrisy, Trump has NEVER called out the Russians for their assistance, directly asked for it (Hillary's emails in the debate), and spends time with Putin alone.

And you're expressing indignation about Bernie putting down the Russians. Hmmmm

Where do your loyalties lie?

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Too bad that liberals been pushing for 3 years that the DNC is honest, the intelligence community is never to be doubted and there is no deep state.

No we haven't.

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The US covertly backs their preferred leaders all over the world, especially in Latin America.

> Why can't Russia do the same.

So you are OK with the US in that analogy being the weak Latin American country having a foreign power screw with its system of electing leaders?

OK then. Go Russia.

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would raise taxes, have the government take over the means of production and healthcare and ruin the economy.

Obamacare was around for years under Obama , didnt stop the DOW from rising over 230%, 8 straight years of economic growth, Obama actually created more jobs in his last 3yrs in office than Trump created in his 1st 3yrs. facts backed with statistics

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It was not clear what form the Russian assistance took, the paper said. The source, however, cautioned that the findings are very tentative.

Yeah, cause this is nothing more than an attempt to link Sanders to Russia and destroy his campaign. Just by Sanders commenting on it in any form, the stupid have already formed a hard link.

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And once again we see why we cannot have an honest conversation. The claim:

nice way to imply all the Bernie bros online are Russian trolls. Convenient huh?

What Bernie said:

“Some of the ugly stuff on the Internet attributed to our campaign may well not be coming from real supporters.”

In the words of the disingenuous, pointing out that there may be fake supporters means one is implying "all the supporters are trolls".

This is why we can't have nice things.

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What great propaganda here.

He blames Democrats first, which is a lie and he knows he's lying.

How do you know this?

Then he turns Russian meddling into a "rumor" as if it's just all speculation, which it isn't.

Now that’s a lie that the Dems use and seems to keep failing.

And again, considering he said this before the news reports came out. He knew what the news would be.

You don’t say?

And now character assassination by linking Bernie to Communism.

Socialism is the next step

So Trump blames the Democrats (lie), reduces Putin's actions to rumors (mitigation), says they want Bernie (truth told in a way to distance himself), then says Bernie's a Communist (which is bad). All in a few sentences.

You don’t know if or what the Russians have done or if it’s true.

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What policy of Sanders' would take over the means of production? Evidence that please.

Be careful, you might end up with Tucker Carlson or an inmate from the disturbed ward.

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How do you know this?

The same way you know the Deep State exists and that anyone opposed to Donny is corrupt or biased.

Now that’s a lie that the Dems use and seems to keep failing

Nope. There was meddling and Donny keeps trying to make it as if there were only rumors.

Socialism is the next step

Socialism precedes communism. Nice demonstration of your understanding of socialism and communism.l, not that we needed it.

You don’t know if or what the Russians have done or if it’s true.

Neither do you. Except, the intelligence agencies back up our assessment and not yours, but you definitely know more than they do.

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Another distraction to divide the Democratic base and scare the independents because another case of Trump's Quid Pro Quo was just revealed!

Donald Trump 'offered Julian Assange a pardon if he denied Russia link to hack'

https://www.theguardian.com/media/2020/feb/19/donald-trump-offered-julian-assange-pardon-russia-hack-wikileaks

After denying that he sent another Republican Congressman Rohrabacher like Guiliani and Ukraine to the UK to talk Assange and offer a deal. Deny Russia was involved with the DNC leaks, and he would be pardoned. The next day the US Intelligence chief said that Russia is interfering again for the next election to help Trump.

U.S. intelligence told lawmakers of Russian bid to boost Trump re-election - source

https://www.yahoo.com/news/u-intelligence-told-lawmakers-russian-002640269.html

So, the next day after that, Trump fired the US intelligence chief.

US intelligence chief replaced 'after clash with Donald Trump over Russian bid to boost re-election'

https://www.yahoo.com/news/us-intelligence-chief-replaced-clash-013801490.html

The current WH is full of criminals! Any Trumpsers care to defend it?

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Notice the conspiracy theorists, who see a conspiracy in every shadow, don't see any conspiracy there.

The issue is that conspiracy theories aren’t real whereas this is. Ironic, innit.

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After denying that he sent another Republican Congressman Rohrabacher like Guiliani and Ukraine to the UK to talk Assange and offer a deal. Deny Russia was involved with the DNC leaks, and he would be pardoned. The next day the US Intelligence chief said that Russia is interfering again for the next election to help Trump.

So, the next day after that, Trump fired the US intelligence chief.

That's their team. Now read the pathetic attempt at indignation that comes from their team, bearing the above points in mind:

After hiding it for a month, he condemns it after it leaks out. trump has also condemned it. But that’s not good enough for liberals.

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The issue is that conspiracy theories aren’t real whereas this is.

Some do turn out to be true.

The problem is the right will think anything is true if it somehow seems to expose the "nasty left".

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After Trump fired the intelligence chief for telling everyone about Russia and the election, Trump hired a new chief Richard Grenell that worked for a Russian oligarch. Grenell broke the same law that Manafort and Gates were convicted of violating.

Trump’s New Spy Chief Worked For A Foreign Politician The U.S. Accused of Corruption

https://www.yahoo.com/huffpost/richard-grenell-trump-acting-intelligence-director-plahotniuc-221316709.html

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Trump’s New Spy Chief Worked For A Foreign Politician The U.S. Accused of Corruption

Trump 2020, now with 42% more swamp!

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MAGA ' My associates getting arrested

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The same way you know the Deep State exists and that anyone opposed to Donny is corrupt or biased.

So Trump is trying impeach the Deep State? What? Huh?

Nope. There was meddling and Donny keeps trying to make it as if there were only rumors.

Ok, So if there was some meddling going on, what’re you gonna do about it?

Socialism precedes communism. Nice demonstration of your understanding of socialism and communism.l, not that we needed it.

It’ll never happen, you libs can keep that garbage..

Neither do you.

I never said I did. Lol.

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Another distraction to divide the Democratic base and scare the independents because another case of Trump's Quid Pro Quo was just revealed!

What Qui....oh, not again with that mess....

As for independents...

https://video.foxnews.com/v/6116663040001#sp=show-clips

After denying that he sent another Republican Congressman Rohrabacher like Guiliani and Ukraine to the UK to talk Assange and offer a deal. Deny Russia was involved with the DNC leaks, and he would be pardoned. The next day the US Intelligence chief said that Russia is interfering again for the next election to help Trump.

So, the next day after that, Trump fired the US intelligence chief.

Which he can do and?

The current WH is full of criminals!

why do you think Trump is trying to clear out all of those Obama holdovers, always thought he should have done that once he got into office.

Any Trumpsers care to defend it

Trump haters will just attack him even if he catches a cold.

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Only fools trust any "news" on a social media site.

That's why thinking conservatives don't think posts on facebook, tweets or any other social media are "meddling." They don't pay any attention to those sites except for news about family and friends.

The way to fix this is to teach everyone not to trust statements on social networks AND for social networks to only give out a "Trusted" label to news organizations with a history of factual, not slanted, news. Fox would be out, but so would Mother Jones. Would also help if the news organization's comments were rated for being factual too.

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Only fools trust any "news" on a social media site. 

That's why thinking conservatives don't think posts on facebook, tweets or any other social media are "meddling."

Funny, how those social media platforms try to block, stifle or limit conservatives speech, but ironically don’t police liberal speech, Gee, wonder why?

They don't pay any attention to those sites except for news about family and friends.

Is that a bad thing? 

The way to fix this is to teach everyone not to trust statements on social networks AND for social networks to only give out a "Trusted" label to news organizations with a history of factual, not slanted, news. Fox would be out,

Not really, that’s why they the most trusted overall of the 3 major networks.

but so would Mother Jones. Would also help if the news organization's comments were rated for being factual too.

Liberals verifying liberals, yeah, that’ll work.

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Lol

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