It was during an October Democrat primary debate and viewers were shocked when wild-eyed socialist Bernie Sanders, who was supposedly running against Hillary Clinton to be the Democrat presidential nominee, appeared to come to Hillary’s defense by calling for an end of discussing Clinton’s EmailGate scandal.
“Let me say something that may not be great politics,” Bernie began. “But I think the Secretary is right. And that is that the American people are sick and tired of hearing about your damn emails!” the 74-year-old Sanders shouted.
“Thank you, Me too, me too!” Clinton cackled, nodding her head in approval, overjoyed at the answer Sanders just gave the moderator, effectively unofficially surrendering the nomination to the untrusted, corrupt, scandal-plagued Hillary Clinton.
It was one of the strangest moments of the primary season. Many people wondered why he would so graciously set aside Hillary Clinton’s most glaring weakness — the ongoing EmailGate scandal — at a time when he was providing a serious challenge to her?
The most recent WikiLeaks dump reveals May 2015 emails between Hillary Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook and campaign chairman John Podesta in which the two discuss a secret non-aggression “agreement” between the two campaigns and that Bernie had recently crossed the line. Mook reminds Podesta of the “leverage” they have over Bernie Sanders.
“This isn’t in keep [with] the agreement,” Mook wrote. “Since we clearly have some leverage, would be good to flag this for him. I could send a signal via Welch–or did you establish a direct line [with] him?” he asked Podesta.
The “Welch” mentioned above is likely Democrat Congressman Peter Welch , an early endorser of Bernie Sanders.
The criticism that wasn’t in keeping with the agreement, as HeatStreet reported was very likely when Bernie Sanders was asked about the Clintons’ wealth during an interview with CNBC, where Sanders poked at another Clinton weakness, which is obtaining wealth through government service:
“Theoretically you can be a multibillionaire and in fact be very concerned about the issues of working people. Theoretically that’s true. When you hustle money like that, you don’t sit in restaurants like this. You sit in restaurants where you spend, I don’t know what they spend, hundreds of dollars for dinner and so forth. That’s the world you are accustomed to. And that’s the worldview that you adopt. I’m not going to condemn Hillary and Bill Clinton because they’ve made a lot of money. That type of wealth has the potential to isolate you from the reality of the world.”
What was the “leverage” the Clinton Machine had over Bernie Sanders? Who knows, but it’s clear that the two had an agreement that Sanders could only push so far in his criticism against Clinton. It is pretty apparent, however, that they had some dirt on Bernie they could use as “leverage” to get him to take a hands-off approach to Clinton and instead just focus on attacking the “system that benefits the one-percent,” etc.
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So all the talk about the Republican primary being particularly vile (and it was thanks to Donald Trump) and the Democrats being much more “civil” in their discourse and “sticking to the issues” was clearly a planned farce. Or, as many Democrats have been worried about, the primary really was fixed in favor of Hillary Clinton.