Vermont Senator Bernier Sanders is struggling to answer questions surrounding his campaign’s alleged support from recently indicted Russian nationals; deflecting questions after Robert Mueller charged thirteen foreign agents for working on behalf of the liberal lawmaker.
Sanders pushed back against the special counsel’s office court filings that showed Russian-based operatives were actively working to support his candidacy; sowing chaos between his campaign and his Democrat rival Hillary Clinton during the party’s nomination process.
Mueller’s indictment alleges that thirteen Russian nationals “engaged in operations […] to denigrate other candidates such as Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio, and to support Bernie Sanders.”
Last weekend, the Senator from Vermont admitted that a staffer was aware of Russian election meddling during the 2016 race for the White House.
The Clinton campaign denies ever receiving information from the Sanders’ team regarding Russian interference, saying “no one” from the Senator’s camp “ever reached out.”
BERNIE’S BACK! The Socialist Senator HITS THE CAMPAIGN Trail in Iowa
Vermont Senator and former presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders is back in Iowa, campaigning for a former staffer running for Congress in the pivotal state and raising new questions about a possible run for the White House in 2020.
According to the Des Moines Register, the socialist Senator will deliver the keynote speech at an event for Democrat Pete D’Alessandro later this month; marking the third time Sanders has returned to the state since his failed bid for the Oval Office in 2016.
“Bernie knows that we need bold, progressive leaders in Congress if we’re going to change the direction of our country,” said D’Alessandro. “That’s why I’m proudly supporting Medicare for All, a $15/hour living wage, and free college tuition for those who work hard. We can take our country back and continue the movement Bernie started here in 2016.”
While the Senator has remained quiet about another run for the White House, he continues to lead fellow Democrats in recent polling.
The hyper-liberal Congressman still receives high-levels of support from the progressive wing of the Democratic party, many of whom feel the Senator faced an unfair fight against Hillary Clinton during the 2016 primaries.
BRAZILE BACKLASH: DNC Boss REFUSES to Acknowledge Hillary 'Rigged' Election
Democratic National Committee chair Tom Perez continues to deflect questions over Hillary Clinton’s secret takeover of the DNC, repeatedly refusing to answer questions over whether the former Secretary of State stole the nomination from Senator Bernie Sanders.
Perez was speaking with Fox News this week when he was pressed over Donna Brazile’s recent allegations that the Hillary Campaign seized control of the Democratic Party nearly a year before securing the nomination.
“I’ve got to ask you about Donna Brazile, Tom. Obviously, she’s railing against the DNC in her new book. We’ve seen her all over the place revealing fresh divides within the party in the aftermath of the 2016 election,” said Fox’s Maria Bartiromo. “What is going on, Tom?”
“Donna’s a good friend and I think you need to ask her that question,” Perez said. “What I can tell you, Maria, is that I was out on the stump everywhere and there wasn’t one person who asked me about Donna Brazile and the past. They were asking me about their health care; they wanted to continue the process that Terry McAuliffe has made in Virginia. They wanted to make sure we had people uniting us and not dividing us.”
“Obviously there was a real division within the Party, Tom,” fired-back Bartiromo. “It was rigged, everybody was behind Hillary Clinton and not Bernie Sanders.”
Watch Tom Perez dodge the question above.