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Two thousand sixteen but now he's gone. Further in rejecting and renouncing The intelligence findings of our own government. And that's a very serious and concerning matter if we need a united front and we do to resist Russian interference. It's gotta come from the top and the decisions and and words of Donald Trump are very disturbing and really I think Provide Comfort to the Russians and I just WanNa wants to get pointed out the reaction from Senator Sanders totally different than the reaction. From president trump among other things Senator Sanders said unlike Donald Trump. I do not consider Vladimir Putin a good friend. He is an autocrat. Thug AUTOCRATIC THUG was attempting to destroy democracy and crush dissent in Russia. I we're GONNA leave it on that Congressman Gerry Connolly. Thanks for joining us. We're following obviously the break my pleasure and stay with us for more Senator Bernie Sanders. He's been told. 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Mike will get things done. I'm Mike Bloomberg candidate for president. And I approve this message because we need to deliver on the promise of the American Dream. Paid for by Mike Bloomberg Twenty twenty. This hour's breaking news officials have told US Senator Bernie Sanders that Russia is trying to help his presidential campaign joining us now. Democratic Congressman Rokon of California. He's National Co Chair of the Bernie Sanders Campaign Congressman. Thanks so much for joining us. I don't know if you heard what Senator Sanders just said a few moments ago but let me play this little clip. Listen to this. Let me tell the American people. Republicans Democrats independents are sick and tired of seeing Russia and other countries. Interfering in our elections the intelligence community has been very clear about it but the trump recognizes it or not or acknowledges and not they did interfere in two thousand sixteen. The intelligence community is telling us they are interfering in this campaign right now in two thousand and twenty and what I say to Mr Putin if elected president trust me you are not going to be appearing in American Electric. All right congressman. I as I said you're a national co chair of the Bernie Sanders campaign. Have you been briefed on Russia's efforts personally to help his campaign? I have not personally been braved? The Senator Lander sanding has been brief. And he's made it very very clear. It is completely unacceptable. We're going to stand up against it. He had supported as all of us stated the House Bill to stop Russian interference. Mitch McConnell has refused to move that legislation. We're GONNA continue to push for legislation to make empower our law enforcement agencies to cooperate with tech to prevent this of interference. These descending was briefed a month ago by US intelligence law enforcement officials on the Russian effort. Ada Interfere in the campaign and be to try to help his campaign also clearly the tried to help the trump campaign. Why do you think it's it's remained quiet? Why didn't he come out publicly Senator Sanders and let his supporters? Let everyone know he wants to make it. Clear that there's no interference but I don't think he would be revealing what could have been classified briefing. I don't think he would want to reveal that publicly what he has made clear that there's going to be no room for Russian interference and he's been pushing to work with the Senate to actually get legislation done and I also think social media companies have a big responsibility. They need to make it clear that they will remove any disinformation post that they will remove any post from foreign actors. Yeah he issued a very tough statement as we've been saying much in contrast to the reaction that we're getting from President Trump Who's also been told? And he dismisses if the Russians are try to interfere to help his campaign. Why do you think congressman? Russia wants to help the Bernie Sanders campaign. Let's say rather than the campaigns have some of the other Democratic candidates. I've no idea what motivates a lot of Mir Putin. I mean he makes the decisions that are dumb all the time like annexing Crimea. All I can say is I think he wants to create the maximum level of confusion and division look. Russia is a has been powered. Their economy is in the dumps. They see the rise of China and they are basically realizing that their only method of competing in the world unfortunately is sowing discord in other democracies. That's not going to work and we clearly stand up the Putin and say this is unacceptable. And you're not going to endear yourself either to the United States or to Europe. If you continue down this path let me read to you. Something from the statement that senator centers put out a little while ago. I read a quote some of the ugly stuff on the Internet attributed to our campaign. May well not be coming from real supporters. Do you believe congressman. The campaign has evidence that some of this online harassment we've all been reporting about supposedly attributed to Bernie Sanders. Supporters has really been coming from Russia. I don't want to speculate on that. Because that would be going too far. What I will say is this. We have a responsibility in the sanders campaign to live up to his ideals. No Sanders supporter should be bullying or harassing online. No one should be saying something. That is making other people uncomfortable to participate as equals. We need to be inclusive in our campaign if there is interference. Obviously we need to get to the bottom of that. But I don't want to speculate on something where we don't have hard evidence. This is basically the second time he suggested Senator Sanders that maybe some of these ugly harassment coming from people Supposedly supporting his campaign really. He doesn't say hard but he says maybe coming from the Russians. He's willing to go there at least in part but you're not well. I think we can call for an investigation. I think I would trust the intelligence agencies and I do think they ought to be looking at what the interferences and are the Russians having botts online that are spreading misinformation or spreading hate and I would defer to the intelligence agencies as what Senator Sanders and that is the big difference between him and president trump. We believe in the intelligence agencies in this country. We believe they're professionals. We believe in their competence and we will look at the facts and ultimately I think what Senator Sanders would want is for the intelligence agencies to look into this and who is causing the disinformation. And what kind it is. Clearly the Russians are still trying to so political dissent turmoil political turmoil here in the United States by doing what they did in two thousand sixteen and what they're apparently doing right now as well congressman. Ro Khanna thanks for coming in. Thank you wolf are. We're going to have much more ahead on the breaking news. Once again Senator Bernie Sanders now confirming publicly that. Us officials have told him. Russia is interfering in his campaign. Hey everyone it's poppy harlow from CNN's boss files. Are we living in a scooter revolution? I don't know have you taken one. There's a new transportation. I'm sure you're noticing it in cities rather world electric scooters from San Francisco and Austin Texas terrorist Tel Aviv. Line CEO Brad. Bow Is my latest guests on the podcast. The company HAS SCALED FAST. Really fast and we talk about all of it. The lessons learned the growth where they go next. So tune in. Subscribe to boss spouse today. This hour's breaking news. Us officials have told Senator Bernie Sanders officially that Russia is trying to help his presidential campaign. Let's get insights of our experts? Phil Mudd. Let's talk a little bit about this and it's interesting because in that twenty. Eighteen Robert Muller indictment of those Russian entities he said in there specifically that these Russian entities. Not only we're trying to help then candidate Donald trump but also trying to help Bernie Sanders Bernie Sanders Campaign Against Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination. Let me play the adversary. Which is what I had to do for a living for twenty five.