Sen. Bernie Sanders said Friday that his campaign was advised about Russian endeavors to support his presidential campaign, increasing worries about the Kremlin’s role in the US presidential race.
It stays indistinct how Russia is endeavoring to support Sanders, as indicated by The Washington Post, which previously revealed the exertion. The disclosure comes a day after it was accounted for that the US intelligence community trusts Moscow is finding a way to help President Donald Trump win and when Sanders is rising as the Democratic front-runner.
Addressing correspondents in Bakersfield, California, Friday evening, Sanders affirmed that his battle was informed about the Kremlin’s endeavors about a month prior and sentenced Russia’s endeavors to meddle in US decisions.
“It was not clear what role they’re going to play. We were told that Russia, maybe other countries, are going to get involved in this campaign, and look, here’s the message to Russia: stay out of American elections,” Sanders said.
“And what they are doing, by the way, the ugly thing that they are doing, and I’ve seen some of their tweets and stuff, is they try to divide us up. That’s what they did in 2016 and that is the ugliest thing they are doing — is they are trying to cause chaos, they are trying to cause hatred in America.”
The Vermont congressperson theorized that the news broke on Friday afternoon to affect Saturday’s Nevada caucuses, where he is the main competitor.
Two of Sanders’ anti-extremist Democratic opponents seized on the news, with Michael Bloomberg’s battle considering Russian help for Sanders a “no-brainer” for Moscow.
“They either nominate the weakest candidate to take on their puppet Trump, or they elect a socialist as President,” Bloomberg’s campaign tweeted.
Furthermore, previous Vice President Joe Biden told CNN’s Arlette Saenz in Las Vegas that the report shows that Putin doesn’t want him to be elected.
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