Mueller’s investigation has already unveiled a lot of disgusting things. However, one detail is not so widely publicized. But according to Mueller’s investigation, Russia was doing just as much to help Trump as they were for Bernie Sanders.
No one could disagree with this. Russia wanted Clinton to lose more than they wanted Trump to win. In this regard, gaining support for Bernie was even more important than Trump. Republicans would generally vote for Trump. Those votes were not hard to get. What cost Clinton the election though, was the democratic and independent supporters for Sanders that didn’t vote for Clinton or actually voted for Trump.
According to NPR, 1 in 10 of people who voted for Sanders in the primaries wound up voting for Trump for president. This information is from the Cooperative Congressional Election Study, which surveyed a tremendous 50,000 people. If you include the number of Sanders’ voters that didn’t even show up at the polls, Clinton’s presidential chances were devastated by Bernie supporters.
On page 17 of Mueller’s indictment, he clearly stipulates,
On or about February 10, 2016, defendants and their co-conspirators” Russians “internally circulated an outline of themes for future content to be posted to organization-controlled social media accounts. Specialists were instructed to post content that focuses on ‘politics in the USA’ and to ‘use any opportunity to criticize Hillary and the rest (except Sanders and Trump—we support them).’
Bernie responded to these allegations as you would expect any politician to. He denounced the thought of a foreign power influencing our elections. No where in the indictment does it propose that Bernie had any idea of the Russian influence.
It has been clear to everyone (except Donald Trump) that Russia was deeply involved in the 2016 election and intends to be involved in 2018. It is the American people who should be deciding the political future of our country, not Mr. Putin and the Russian oligarchs.
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) February 16, 2018
However, it can not be refuted that Bernie benefited from Russia’s smear campaign.
Initially, Sanders voices blame towards Hillary for not doing enough to stop Russians. Kind of like Trump blames Obama for not doing enough to stop the Russians.
The real question to be asked is what was the Clinton campaign [doing about Russian interference]? They had more information about this than we did,” Sanders told Vermont Public Radio on Wednesday. NYPost
During the democratic primary, as Sander’s groupies began to grow in number, becoming a clear risk to Hillary Clinton, Sanders was cited for three different FEC violations, including a tremendous $10 million donation. Tad Devine was hired as Sanders’ presidential campaign advisor in 2015. There was no better connection to Putin than Devine. He successfully campaigned for Yanukovych when he was elected president of Ukraine in 2010.
Mueller was certainly interested in Sanders’ pro-Russian hired consultant, as well the mysterious campaign donations, as well as how Sanders benefited from Julian Assange’s Wikileaks, ThePeoplesView .
In conclusion, Russia influenced our election. According to Mueller’s investigation though, Russia targeted both Trump and Bernie supporters. The massive amount of hatred in Bernie supporters for Hillary Clinton is by far the most conclusive proof that Russia persuaded them. Ask any of them why they hate her so much, and they will ramble off a list of cooky allegations, that have never been verified. After Trump has destroyed our country, there will be a lot more people to blame than just Trump supporters!