Senator Bernie Sanders has been one of the most vocal politicians when it comes to looking into possible Trump campaign involvement with Russia prior to the 2016 election:
We need an independent investigation into the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia.
— Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) May 9, 2017
For the sake of our nation, democracy and the rule of law, it’s time for bipartisanship and a search for truth on Trump’s ties to Russia.
— Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) May 10, 2017
Sanders soon got what he asked for, and there was an independent investigation, which is still going on. And then something in the Mueller indictments yesterday suddenly made a socialist cat get Bernie’s tongue:
— POLITICO (@politico) February 17, 2018
It hasn’t gotten this awkward in Bernie’s office since he accidentally tipped over a mug sporting an anti-capitalism quote and spilled coffee all over the mortgage statement from his third home:
The indictment revealed that the efforts included “operations primarily intended to communicate derogatory information about Hillary Clinton, to denigrate other candidates such as Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio, and to support Bernie Sanders and then-candidate Donald Trump.”
Russian “specialists were instructed to post content that focused on ‘politics in the USA’ and to ‘use any opportunity to criticize Hillary and the rest (except Sanders and Trump—we support them.),’” the indictment continued. It said that message was sent around Feb. 10, 2016, the day after both Sanders and Trump won their respective parties’ all-important New Hampshire primary contest.
Here’s Sanders’ statement so far about what was in the Mueller indictments: