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Same, lame Russia meddling BS. Trump & Bernie react in completely different ways (Video)

The Duran Quick Take: Episode 479.

The Duran’s Alex Christoforou and Editor-in-Chief Alexander Mercouris discuss the the same old ‘Russia is meddling’ intel narrative being pushed out by the fake news mainstream media, this time targeting not only US President Trump but also Bernie Sanders.

Trump blasted the fake news saying this is ‘2016 all over again for Bernie’, while the US president pointed the finger at Adam Schiff for the ‘Russiagate’ Sanders leaks.

Sanders meanwhile agreed with the intel report and media stories, calling Putin a “thug”, and warning Russia to stop meddling.


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Via RT…

President Donald Trump has blamed House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff for leaking a report on a supposed Russian effort to support Bernie Sanders’s campaign. “It sounds like it’s ‘16 all over again,” Trump said.

As Sanders surged in the polls, the Washington Post ran an article on Friday describing a covert Russian effort to help the Vermont senator win the Democratic nomination. The article did not specify “what form that Russian assistance has taken,” and provided no evidence, only assertions from anonymous intelligence officials.

Sanders’s campaign was briefed on the supposed Russian plot, but President Trump stated on Sunday that his administration received no such warning, despite the article’s claim that he had.

“Nobody said it to me at all, nobody briefed me about that at all,” Trump told reporters outside the White House.

According to the article, the anonymous intelligence official sounded the alarm at a closed-doors meeting of the House Intelligence Committee last week. Trump claimed on Sunday that the report had been leaked to the Post by committee chairman Adam Schiff – a committed ‘Russiagater’ who led the impeachment effort against Trump.

“They leaked it, Adam Schiff and his group, they leaked it to the papers,” Trump said. “He should not be leaking information out of intelligence. They ought to investigate Adam Schiff.”

“What it could be is, you know, the Democrats are treating Bernie Sanders very unfairly,” the president continued. “It sounds to me like a leak from Adam Schiff, because they don’t want Bernie Sanders to represent them. It sounds like 2016 all over again for Bernie Sanders.”

You know what’s happening. You can see the handwriting on the wall.

Earlier on Sunday, National Security Advisor Michael O’Brien told CBS News that he hadn’t “seen any intelligence to support the report.” 

“These are leaks that were coming from a House Intel Committee hearing,” O’Brien said. “I haven’t seen any intelligence to back up what I’m reading in the papers.”

Despite a tidal wave of popular support, 2016 saw Sanders pipped at the post by Hillary Clinton, whose campaign coordinated with the Democratic National Committee to secure her nomination.

This time around, the Democratic establishment and its supporters in the media once again have the socialist senator in their sights. The Washington Post’s “bombshell” article preceded several TV spots over the weekend, in which liberal anchors compared Sanders’s rise to that of Adolf Hitler, and claimed that Vladimir Putin is overseeing his campaign, all in the name of getting Trump re-elected.

The negative coverage has apparently done little to dent Sanders’s popularity at the polls. Indeed, the Vermont lawmaker seems to have a Trump-like ability to deflect negative coverage, and a loyal voter base – the ‘Bernie Bros’ the mainstream media wrung its hands over in recent weeks – who are distrustful of both the party establishment and the media.

Sanders won a decisive victory in Nevada and, with some results still outstanding on Sunday, held a 26-point lead over his nearest rival, former Vice President Joe Biden.  Though establishment favorite Biden is polling ahead of Sanders in South Carolina – the sight of the next primary showdown – Sanders is topping the majority of nationwide polls.

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SteveK9
SteveK9
February 24, 2020

The IC owns the DNC, not the other way around.

oldandjaded
Reply to  SteveK9
February 24, 2020

And the IC (not just in the US) is, in turn, owned by the Supra-National Corporate state, AKA the NWO.

John Ellis
John Ellis
Reply to  SteveK9
February 24, 2020

Our 25% educated middle-class is the greed-driven DNC.

Olivia Kroth
February 24, 2020

Whatever they do, they should leave Russia in peace!

ManintheMoon
ManintheMoon
Reply to  Olivia Kroth
February 24, 2020

That’s about as likely as either will call for a right of return for the Palestinians.

oldandjaded
February 24, 2020

Sorry, but Bernie? You are a deep state NWO DOUCHE! This is from someone who was rooting for you in 2016.

oldandjaded
February 24, 2020

Eric, does this FINALLY clear things up for you? Do you see now?

Olivia Kroth
February 24, 2020

Thanks a lot, Alex andAlexander. I enjoyed listening to your analysis on video. One thing became clear. These two men are as different as day and night. Trump won the elections in 2016 and will win again this year, because he is a fighter. Sanders lost in 2016 and will lose again this year because he is a spineless doormat.

Olivia Kroth
Reply to  Olivia Kroth
February 24, 2020

Even the facial expressions of both men on above photos speak volumes. On the left Trump, good-looking, well kept, confident. On the right Sanders, a crumpled potato sack. He needs some botox for his 1000 wrinkles and a good haircut. Also he should not look as if he had just seen the three witches in Shakespeare’s Macbeth telling him that “something evil is coming his way”. Take it like a man, Sanders! You are not presidential material. No way you will ever become President of the USA. Oh, and he should have a look at that “authoritarian thug” in Moscow.… Read more »

oldandjaded
February 24, 2020

“since when does a socialist candidate in the US support what the intelligence community says?” Its simple, a socialist doesn’t. Which should tell you something about Bernie Sanders, something that many of his former supporters (me included) started murmuring about immediately after the 2016 convention. Bernie is NOT a socialist, he is a shill, a fake, a mountebank, a deep-state sheepdog, employed by the Clinton fronted NWO Democrats, to herd the far left into the globalist NWO corral. His way of dealing with the Russiagate narrative he is faced with, is designed to lend new credibility to the Russiagate narrative,… Read more »

ManintheMoon
ManintheMoon
February 24, 2020

I totally agree with the analysis of proof of Sanders’ weakness – I said the same under Matthew Ehret’s article you published yesterday arguing fatuously that the Deep State is frightened of Sanders. Sanders, like Corbyn, has shown himself as weak. As Alex says if anyone thinks he’ll stop the wars or reform the US medical insurance scam in any way, they are deluded. My main quibble would be that rather than the Intelligence service being owned by the DNC, I’d say the reverse was true. I just hope that Trump if (when) he wins again will go after these… Read more »

the mountebank
Reply to  ManintheMoon
February 24, 2020

One minor correction that was Eric Zuesse’s article.

Olivia Kroth
February 24, 2020

In my eyes, this doormat Sanders gets too much attention. He is a zero. He was a zero in 2016 and remains a zero. Could the Duran drop the topic of “Sanders”? It is a one-way-street (Sackgasse), leading nowhere. Just a waste of time!

Bruno Orso
February 24, 2020

Bernie Sanders is the living embodiment of the socialists Orwell savaged in “Road to Wigan Pier”. A 40 year politician who has done nothing useful for anyone in his entire career, clinging to the left wing activist ideals he learned as a teenager at university. Someone who made his money railing against the establishment while taking a healthy paycheck from the public purse who can’t even claim any legislation. Unlike the post-modernists he didn’t even have the intelligence to abandon the socialist project, once the body count had entered its latest multiple of 10,000,000, in favour of identity politics to… Read more »

Bruno Orso
Reply to  Bruno Orso
February 24, 2020

The point being, just in case it is not clear, I don’t understand why I’m continually seeing commentary living in the hope that Bernie has or, even as a minimum, will act like he has any principles.

TravelAbout
TravelAbout
Reply to  Bruno Orso
February 25, 2020

His comments about Putin and his belief in the Russiagate BS the past three years shows his real character or more lack of character. I do hope he wins the nomination for two reasons only: (1) To piss on the corrupt DNC, (2) Speaking of the DNC, I truly feel that they’re going to bring forth the evil & vile Hag as their nominee and thought of hearing about her from the summer to what would be her third defeat in November is enough to vomit. It is poetic justice that Sanders, who supported Russiagate throughout as it tried to… Read more »

Olivia Kroth
Reply to  TravelAbout
February 25, 2020

Not yet, the crumpled potato sack from Vermont is still jubilating about his victory in Nevada. He will feel the burn, when he gets smacked again, knocked K.O. by Trump. The potato sack lost the election in 2016, and the same will happen to him this year. Wait and see (and laugh loudly)!

John Ellis
John Ellis
February 24, 2020

What if everyone desired to keep only enough for a comfortable life
and to donate their excess wealth to establishing equality and ending
global warming?
1. The 25% most educated would stop hoarding all of the political power.
2. The 50% most educated would stop hoarding all the land and wealth.
3. The uneducated laboring-class would stop being the 50% working-poor.

oldandjaded
Reply to  John Ellis
February 25, 2020

Uh John, that’s 125%…

John Ellis
John Ellis
Reply to  oldandjaded
February 25, 2020

Confusion generator, is not the 25% most wealthy
part of the 50% upper-half of society?
Do they not hoard all of the land, wealth and political power?

John Ellis
John Ellis
February 25, 2020

We are the gods of society, men of the educated middle-class who function as slave-drivers for the filthy rich. For we are the supervisors, the killer-cops and the paid-actor politicians who keep the 50% working-poor enslaved by poverty.
Problem is, we enslave our self, for so long as the 50% working-poor receive a starvation wage, they will refuse to vote, which will allow the 25% most wealthy to win all elections and hoard 75% of all wealth.

Olivia Kroth
February 25, 2020

Thank you very much for this excellent analysis, Alex Christoforou and Alexander Mercouris. You are brilliant, as always. President Trump is a very good leader, while Sanders is a lame duck.

Chronicles of the Exposed
Chronicles of the Exposed
February 25, 2020

Here is the smartest comment I’ve heard all week:

Scott Ritter

Everyone who speaks of Russia’s “intent” to divide America are making this a self-fulfilling prophecy void of any actual Russian activity in this regard. Circular firing squad, self-licking ice cream cone—it is a 100% made in the USA crisis courtesy of the Intelligence Community.

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