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Sat Feb 24, 2018, 11:03 AM

Sanders promoted false story on reporting Russian trolls [View all]

Source: Politico

Bernie Sanders is taking credit for action to combat the Russian incursion into the 2016 election that he didnít have anything to do with ó and didnít actually happen.

Twice this week, in response to questions about whether he benefited from the Russian effort, as prosecutors allege, or did enough to stop it, Sanders said a staffer passed information to Hillary Clintonís aides about a suspected Russian troll operation.

It turns out that the purported Sandersí staffer who said he tried to sound the alarm was a campaign volunteer who acted on his own, without any contact or direction from the Vermont senator or his staff. When the volunteer, John Mattes of San Diego, said he communicated with the Clinton campaign in local press accounts, he was confusing it for a super PAC supportive of Clinton.

He also doesnít know why Sanders is taking all the credit. ďIím going to send him a bill for my back pay,Ē Mattes joked.


Read more: https://www.politico.com/story/2018/02/24/bernie-sanders-russian-trolls-false-story-423413?lo=ap_d1

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