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Fri Feb 16, 2018, 04:41 PM

The Mueller indictments and the Bernie campaign (H Clinton Group post)

Hi, all.

Maybe I'm naive, and I haven't read the indictments (I've just heard/read some of the reporting) but I think that the Russian trolls promoted Bernie primarily to weaken Hillary, in the primary, because they thought he would be easier for Trump to beat than would Clinton.

What do you think?

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Reply The Mueller indictments and the Bernie campaign (H Clinton Group post) (Original post)
spooky3 Feb 2018 OP
kydo Feb 2018 #1
Nonhlanhla Feb 2018 #2
spooky3 Feb 2018 #3
NurseJackie Feb 2018 #6
ehrnst Feb 2018 #7
Cha Mar 2018 #8
DesertRat Feb 2018 #4
MarianJack Feb 2018 #5

Response to spooky3 (Original post)

Fri Feb 16, 2018, 05:19 PM

1. Um, Yep! I have been saying that for ever and thought about it way before.

Plus I said the rethug primary was also messed with.

All that division in 2016 here was planned in Moscow. Crazy ain't it?

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Response to spooky3 (Original post)

Fri Feb 16, 2018, 10:18 PM

2. I have a slightly different theory

I think they promoted Bernie and promoted memes among Bernie supporters that would weaken Hillary in the General. I don't think it was about helping Bernie win the Dem nomination (that would have been a long shot), but about using him to divide the Dems in order to help Trump win the General against Hillary. And indeed, I think that the Bernie campaign, due to its divisive rhetoric and Bernie's decision to go on running long after he could not longer win, combined with Russian bots who pushed the idea that Hillary robbed him of the nomination, did play a sigificant role in the outcome of the general election.

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Response to Nonhlanhla (Reply #2)

Fri Feb 16, 2018, 11:20 PM

3. yes, these are good points too n/t

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Response to Nonhlanhla (Reply #2)

Fri Feb 23, 2018, 05:52 PM

6. It's unsurprising that the Trump campaign seized on those smears, attacks...

... memes, rumors, innuendos, exaggerations and lies... and use them for their own purposes. The smear of Hillary being "unqualified" was one of the worst that Trump picked up on and used throughout the rest of the campaign.

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Response to NurseJackie (Reply #6)

Wed Feb 28, 2018, 01:15 PM

7. Yep. (nt)

 

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Response to Nonhlanhla (Reply #2)

Mon Mar 5, 2018, 03:55 AM

8. +Millions!

Nonhlanhla

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Response to spooky3 (Original post)

Sat Feb 17, 2018, 01:34 AM

4. Yes, I agree completely. nt

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Response to spooky3 (Original post)

Sat Feb 17, 2018, 09:12 AM

5. Of course,...

...along with the many Republican donations to Sanders during the primary season.

PEACE!

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