Former Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders raised eyebrows throughout liberal circles Wednesday, telling a local Vermont radio station that Hillary Clinton may know more about Russian Facebook activity during the 2016 presidential race than she publicly admits.
The Socialist Senator was speaking with Vermont’s Public Radio when he was asked to comment on recent revelations that Russian agents were seeking to “sow division” between his campaign and Hillary’s team; suddenly slamming his Democratic rival’s handling of the issue.
“I did not know Russian bots were promoting my campaign,” Sanders said. “In the midst of all of this, I was out campaigning very hard for Hillary Clinton. So, let me leave it at that.”
“If you and your campaign knew there was Russian meddling and it was trying to sow division, why not take that directly to your supporters?” asked radio host Jane Lindholm.
“They had more information about this than we did. And at this point we were working with them,” Sanders fired-back. “We knew what we knew, when we knew it. And that’s about all I can say.”
h/t The Hill
CLINTON COLLUSION: FBI Given SECOND DOSSIER by Longtime Clinton Aide
The FBI’s never-ending investigation into allegations the Trump campaign colluded with Russian officials has received a second anti-Trump dossier from a longtime Clinton insider; raising further questions over the DNC’s secretive role in the ongoing probe.
According to the Guardian, the Department of Justice was given the unconfirmed material by Cody Shearer, a former journalist with close connections to President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State -and President Trump’s opponent in the 2016 election- Hillary Clinton.
“The second memo was written by Cody Shearer, a controversial political activist and former journalist who was close to the Clinton White House in the 1990s,” writes the Guardian. “Unlike Steele, Shearer does not have a background in espionage, and his memo was initially viewed with skepticism, not least because he had shared it with select media organizations before the election.
The revelation comes as Congressional investigators and lawmakers struggle to find answers regarding the infamous ‘Trump Dossier’ compiled by former British spy Christopher Steele.
This week, the House Intelligence Committee voted to release a bombshell FISA memo, reportedly showing widespread abuse of FISA courts to surveil on American citizens -even those with close ties to the Trump campaign.
It’s unclear if the debunked ‘Trump Dossier’ served as the basis for these FISA warrants.