Russia is interfering in Democratic primary to help Sanders, officials say

Article Link: https://www.theverge.com/2020/2/21/21147801/bernie-sanders-russia-presidential-campaign-trump-election-interference

Discussion posted by: JohnF44

Russia is interfering in the Democratic primary to help Sen. Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign,US officials reportedly told the Sanders camp according to The Washington Post. According to a subsequent report by The New York Times, Sanders received the briefing about a month ago. There are few details from either report about what substantive actions Russia took to advance Sanders’ campaign. The White House and lawmakers on Capitol Hill have also been briefed on Russia’s latest interference efforts. Earlier this week, Sanders was asked to disown online harassers that claim to support his candidacy, commonly referred to as “Bernie bros,” on the internet, at both a CNN town hall on Tuesday and Wednesday night’s Democratic debate in Las Vegas, Nevada.