Bernie was put in an awkward spot. As Consortium News put it: Sanders was put in a difficult spot. If he said, “Show me the proof that Russia is trying to help me,” he ran the risk of being attacked for disbelieving (even disloyalty to) U.S. intelligence, and, by default, defending the Kremlin.
He won the Nevada Caucuses despite what was a well-timed and carefully calibrated last minute smear from the classic “it’s all Russian influence!” fall back position of mindless establishment hacks who long ago gave up on coming up with anything original (yeah it goes back to 1954).
But in a way he brought it on himself. A Frankenstein creature he had a hand in fueling, which when repackaged following the failed three-year Russiagate circus, came back to bite him in the ass.
Naturally, he denounced the “autocrat” and “thug” Putin for “interfering” in America’s elections.
But this all started with a Washington Post “revelation” which admitted, “It is not clear what form that Russian assistance has taken.”
What then are we left with?
Bernie, in his almost forced and awkward full-on “required” anti-Kremlin diatribe to satisfy the Russia-obsessed Democratic base, said:
“I’ve seen some of their tweets and stuff…”
What further “proof” is needed?
Behold: recall there was once upon a time (actually not long ago) three years of non-stop Russiagate hysteria.
Bernie was on board. It’s now been repackaged and weaponized to take him down by the Democratic establishment. Full circle.