Greenwald Recalls How the CIA’s ‘Russiagate’ Dirty Operation Killed Sanders’ 2020 Campaign
Dec. 7, 2020 (EIRNS)—U.S. (and British) intelligence agencies used precisely the “Russiagate” tactic to steal the Democratic primary from Sen. Bernie Sanders in 2020, investigative journalist Glenn Greenwald reminded Americans in an article, “After the Deep State Sabotaged His Presidential Bid, Bernie Sanders Mocks Those Who Believe It Exists,” in his Substack newsletter Dec. 5. Greenwald included a picture of the Washington Post Feb. 21, 2020 headline, “Bernie Sanders Briefed by U.S. Officials That Russia Is Trying To Help His Presidential Campaign.” This exact intelligence community move on Jan. 6, 2017 against President Donald Trump, led to the publication of the rotten dossier by “ex”-MI6 agent Christopher Steele the following day and the escalated drive to get Trump out of the White House by any means.
Greenwald is not writing to make that point, at least not explicitly, but rather to criticize Sanders for now mocking the current victims of the British intelligence/CIA operations which stole the Democratic presidential nomination from him in successive presidential elections. On Dec. 3 Sanders said, “Trump’s rants about a ‘fraudulent election’ are not a joke. They are the most significant attack against our democracy in history. If the election system’s ‘rigged,’ if the media’s ‘fake,’ if federal officials are part of a ‘deep state,’ who can you trust? You got it. A dictator.”
The article continues to describe in detail the chronology of events between that Feb. 21 CIA leak to the Post, and the aftermath of the South Carolina primary the following month—the only one actually “won” by the Delaware Shadow—when the other candidates were ordered to drop out and leave the media to deal with Sanders. Greenwald quotes the Post:
“The disclosure of Russian assistance to Sanders follows a briefing to lawmakers last week in which a senior intelligence official said that Russia wants to see Trump reelected, viewing his administration as more favorable to the Kremlin’s interests, according to people who were briefed on the comments.... The prospect of two rival campaigns both receiving help from Moscow appears to reflect what intelligence officials have previously described as Russia’s broader interest in sowing division in the United States and uncertainty about the validity of American elections.”
And he recounts Mike “Mousolini” Bloomberg’s immediate use of it in the next debate to help Joey “Sleepy Joe” Biden: “Russia is helping you.”