Sen. Bernie Sanders On Gun Control, Russian Meddling And Congressional Dysfunction

Feb 21, 2018

Senator Bernie Sanders joins Vermont Edition for a discussion about the Russia investigation, the immigration debate, the Trump budget, his recent comments on gun legislation and more.

On Russia

During the interview, Sen. Bernie Sanders said he was unaware that Russian interference was promoting his 2016 presidential campaign.

Host Jane Lindholm raised the effort by foreign bodies, specifically Russia to convince American citizens "to believe something other than what they might otherwise believe."

Sanders: Absolutely

Lindholm: We've seen it in the Mueller indictments, we've seen the Russian government according to these indictments working to undermine Hillary Clinton—

Sanders: Absolutely

Lindholm: in many ways, including by supporting your campaign—

Sanders: Well, ha 'Supporting my campaign?' No," Sanders replied, "they were attacking Hillary Clinton's campaign using my supporters against them."

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Wednesday evening Sanders' campaign expanded on our conversation about Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election (you can find the exchange at ~11:31 in the audio above.) with the following statement:

Sanders' statement according to Politico's Gabriel Debenedetti:

Broadcast on Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018 at noon; rebroadcast at 7 p.m.