New Cold War.org, Dec 12, 2016
Enclosed are four texts showing the reach of the anti-Russia campaign which has opened up in the United States over unproven allegations that the Russian government interfered in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
Democracy Now! brings new flights of fancy to ‘Russian hacking’ witchhunting
Broadcast on Democracy Now! on the proposed nomination of Rex Tillerson for U.S. secretary of state, Dec 12, 2016. Story description cites "Putin appears to have interfered in U.S. elections in favor of a Trump victory”.
The feature story on Rex Tillerson begins at the 14-minute mark of the Dec 12 broadcast; the side-story on ‘Russian hacking’ is here. It is titled, ‘Could massive Russian oil deal with Exxon explain why Putin appears [sic] to have meddled in U.S. election?’
Bernie Sanders defends Obama decision to open anti-Russia witchhunt
Print story in PoliticsUSA.com, Dec 11, 2016
Bernie Sanders on CBS’s ‘Face The Nation’ Dec 11, 2016: ‘This is serious stuff’
Excerpt from full CBS transcript:
JOHN DICKERSON, CBS HOST: And now joining us from Burlington, Vermont, is Senator Bernie Sanders. Senator Sanders, I want to start with you on this question of Russian interference in the election. What do you make of it?
SEN. BERNIE SANDERS (I), VERMONT: Well, I think, when you have the intelligence agencies saying that that happened, when you have John McCain, when you have Democrats, when you have a bipartisan effort saying that we need an investigation, because this is very serious stuff, I think we go forward.
But I don’t want to go backwards. I think we have got to go forward. We have got to take a hard look at the role that the Russians played in this election process. We will see where the investigation goes. But for Donald Trump to summarily dismiss all of this makes no sense to me at all.
But, John, I will tell you what my major concern is right now, what I am hearing from people all over Vermont and all over this country is, during the campaign, Mr. Trump made some promises. And what people want to know is if he is going to keep the campaign promises that he made. He said: I, Donald Trump, am not going to cut Social Security. I’m not going to cut Medicare. I’m not going to cut Medicaid. And yet we are seeing Republicans in the Congress coming forward with devastating plans to cut Social Security, to cut Medicare…
DICKERSON: And we are back with Senator Bernie Sanders. Senator, just going back on this Russian question quickly before we move on, I just want to get a sense from you, do you think the — a congressional investigation is sufficient? Or is that — do you have any other thoughts about how these reports should be responded to?
SANDERS: Well, I think, first of all, you need to get the facts. And I think that is what a bipartisan investigation should do. And once we get the facts, I think we go forward. But the word has got to go out to Russia, any other country on Earth, that we are going to protect our democracy, that cyber-security is very, very dangerous stuff, and we will not tolerate other countries interfering in the democratic process in this country…
Democratic Party congressman Adam Schiff argues Democratic Party claims of ‘Russian hacking’
Interview on Fox TV by host Tucker Carlson, Dec 7, 2016