Are we seeing a pattern here yet, liberal media? Are we starting to get it when it comes to Russia? No. You people are still a bunch of insufferable morons on this stuff. For years, you thought the Trump campaign and the Kremlin colluded during the 2016 election, despite there being zero evidence to back up that allegation. It was a myth. It was a hoax. It was based on a shoddy piece of political opposition research funded by the Clinton campaign that was exposed as bunk not by one, but two reports. Ex-Special Counsel Robert Mueller trashed it as did the Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz. Still, the Left has been consumed by Russophobia. Collusion delusion is still a thing, but now the shots are being fired inside the ship. U.S. officials informed Sen. Bernie Sanders, the frontrunner for the 2020 Democratic nomination, that the Russians are trying to help his campaign (via WaPo):
Maybe instead of manufacturing another bogus hysteria about elections being undermined by Russia, Democrats should focus on the election they themselves undermined in Iowa— Michael Tracey (@mtracey) February 21, 2020
I warned you people for four fucking years about this bullshit https://t.co/Ruh9HghPCR— Michael Tracey (@mtracey) February 21, 2020
U.S. officials have told Sen. Bernie Sanders that Russia is attempting to help his presidential campaign as part of an effort to interfere with the Democratic contest, according to people familiar with the matter.
President Trump and lawmakers on Capitol Hill have also been informed about the Russian assistance to the Vermont senator, according to people familiar with the matter, who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss sensitive intelligence.
It is not clear what form that Russian assistance has taken. U.S. prosecutors found a Russian effort in 2016 to use social media to boost Sanders campaign against Hillary Clinton, part of a broader effort to hurt Clinton, sow dissension in the American electorate and ultimately help elect Donald Trump.
“I don’t care, frankly, who Putin wants to be president,” Sanders said in a statement to The Washington Post. “My message to Putin is clear: stay out of American elections, and as president I will make sure that you do.
One of the wealthiest men on Earth is plotting to steal the nomination, the Dem Party cannot even run a caucus in Iowa, corporate media can arbitrarily decide to marginalize candidates at will, but we’re supposed to panic again about Russian bots on Twitter? Ludicrous freak show— Michael Tracey (@mtracey) February 21, 2020
Good tweet from back in the day by senior Bernie campaign official David Sirota pic.twitter.com/R2g0GbXd4D— Michael Tracey (@mtracey) February 21, 2020
Space aliens are "said to be" invading Earth at any moment. This was "said" by someone, somewhere -- doesn't matter who -- and so we are reporting it with a hysterical headline pic.twitter.com/O1zouaF2ut— Michael Tracey (@mtracey) February 21, 2020
Bernie is now allegedly receiving "Russian assistance" according to unnamed "US officials," but of course the nature of that "assistance" is a total mystery. Russiagate was a giant fraud and the chickens are coming home to roost for you braindead "PROGRESSIVES" who championed it— Michael Tracey (@mtracey) February 21, 2020
Certain figures in the pro-Bernie media world are going to pretend like they were never on the Russiagate bandwagon and are so appalled that it's now being used against Bernie (100% predictably) but they are responsible for helping create this pathetic sickness. They are frauds— Michael Tracey (@mtracey) February 21, 2020
That’s it. Based on the Left’s rules on this nonsense, Bernie is a Russian agent. His trips to the USSR in the past were really meetings with his KGB handlers. He’s now a U.S. Senator. It’s the Manchurian Candidate. The Kremlin is taking over. Panic! Panic! It’s time to impeach Bernie Sanders to figure out what the hell is going on—we can’t trust him with these Russian ties, right? These are the Lefts rules. We didn’t write them. Bernie Sanders is now a Russian agent based on the liberal media’s criterion for who is really a traitor. Forget Jill Stein, it was Bernie!
Of course, I'm being facetious, but this is how insane this Russian stuff has become since 2016.
UPDATE: Oh, Bernie knew about this...a month ago
Sanders tells reporters he learned about Russian interference in his campaign about a month ago.— Abby D. Phillip (@abbydphillip) February 21, 2020
But asked why it came out now, Sanders points to the fact that the NV caucuses are a day away. And adds sarcastically, "Washington Post? Good friends."
Here’s the video: pic.twitter.com/JpOljo2PIE— Abby D. Phillip (@abbydphillip) February 21, 2020