Former Bill Clinton advisor campaign advisor, James Carville looked even more deranged than usual, when in a recent TV appearance he said it was “a fact” that the Russians are conspiring to help Bernie Sanders win the Democratic Nomination.
“Right now, it’s about 1:15 Moscow time. This thing is going very well for Vladimir Putin. I promise you. He’s probably staying up watching this right now. How you doing, Vlad?” he said Saturday night as the results unfolded from Nevada’s Democratic caucuses.
According to leaks from a briefing, national security officials gave to House lawmakers last week, Russia, which allegedly used disinformation to interfere in the 2016 presidential election, is reportedly seeking to do the same this year. Recent reports this time around suggest that the Kremlin has been working to help Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders secure the Democratic Party nomination.
Carville, who has been critical of Sanders in the past, said the Vermont senator’s win in Nevada could be a sign that Russia is hoping for a general election matchup between the Vermont senator and President Trump, with the ultimate goal of a Trump victory. He added, however, that he does not believe Sanders himself is colluding Russian officials.
“I mean, it’s a straight line. I don’t think the Sanders campaign in any way is collusion or collaboration. I think they don’t like this story, but the story is a fact, and the reason that the story is a fact is Putin is doing everything that he can to help Trump, including trying to get Sanders the Democratic nomination,” he said.
Following his Nevada victory, Sanders secured front-runner status heading into the South Carolina primary on Saturday the 29th, and Super Tuesday in March.