Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., disavowed alleged Russian efforts to help his campaign Friday after The Washington Post reported that U.S. officials have determined Moscow is attempting to interfere in the Democratic primary race on his behalf. “I don't care, frankly, who [Russian President Vladimir] Putin wants to be president,” Sanders said in a statement. The story, citing people familiar with the matter, said President Trump and lawmakers on Capitol Hill have also been informed of the Russian attempts. On Friday, Trump's campaign spokesman, Tim Murtaugh, tweeted: "We condemn and reject foreign interference in American elections in any form." Intelligence officials say Russia was trying to boost Trump’s campaign and show chaos within the American political process.
Source: Fox News February 21, 2020 22:49 UTC