Sanders blasts Russia for reportedly trying to boost his presidential campaign

Sanders blasts Russia for reportedly trying to boost his presidential campaign ,

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders on Friday warned Russia to stay out of 2020 White House elections after U.S. “The intelligence community is telling us they are interfering in this campaign, right now, in 2020. And what I say to Mr. Putin,

If elected president, trust me you are not going to be interfering in American elections,” Sanders told reporters in Bakersfield, California. Sanders, 78, a democratic socialist U.S.

The Washington Post on Friday, citing people familiar with the matter, said U.S. officials had told Sanders about the Russian effort and had also informed Republican President Donald Trump and U.S. lawmakers.

It was not clear what form the Russian assistance took, the paper said. A congressional source confirmed intelligence officials have told lawmakers ,

Russia appears to be engaging in disinformation and propaganda campaigns to boost the 2020 campaigns of both Sanders and Trump.The source, however, cautioned that the findings are very tentative. Sanders said he was briefed about a month ago.

The Kremlin on Friday denied Russia was interfering in the U.S. presidential campaign to boost Trump’s re-election chances, following reports ,

That American intelligence officials warned Congress about the election threat last week.  “These are more paranoid announcements which, to our regret, will multiply as we get closer to the (U.S.) election,

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters. “They have nothing to do with the truth.” U.S. intelligence officials told members of the House of Representatives Intelligence Committee in a classified briefing that Russia was again interfering in American politics ahead of November’s election,

As it did in 2016, a person familiar with the discussion told Reuters on Thursday. [nL1N2AK29B] Since that briefing, Trump has ousted the acting intelligence chief,

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