Vermont’s far-left, socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders, who is expected to run for president as a Democrat in 2020, on Tuesday slammed the current foreign policy stances that President Donald Trump has taken, saying Trump is inspiring “authoritarian leaders around the world.”
“While this authoritarian trend certainly did not begin with Donald Trump, there’s no question that other authoritarian leaders around the world have drawn inspiration from the fact that the President of the world’s oldest and most powerful democracy is shattering democratic norms, is viciously attacking an independent media and an independent judiciary, and is scapegoating the weakest and most vulnerable members of our society,” Sanders said in a speech focusing on countering authoritarianism.
“On one hand, we see a growing worldwide movement toward authoritarianism, oligarchy and kleptocracy,” Sanders said on CNN. “On the other side, we see a movement toward strengthening democracy, egalitarianism, and economic, social, racial and environmental justice.”
Sadly, no reporters have asked Sanders to elaborate on his claims since he is a supporter of Cuba, Venezuela and other Marxist governments. “Sanders is only against governments that are capitalist and those that use police to control violent mobs and protests,” said former police chief Leonard “Leo the Lion” Kurzey.
What CNN and the other news outlets failed to report is the announcement that James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas requested a criminal investigation by the US Department of Justice into the Bernie Sanders 2016 presidential campaign to determine if the Sanders campaign and the Australian Labor Party conspired to “defraud the U.S. government” and allowed “foreign national interference with U.S. elections.”
The request for an investigation of the Sanders campaign and the Australian Labor Party is based on the belief that there was a “conspiracy to defraud the United States government,” as well as the likelihood of “false statements to the United States government.”
Project Veritas Action Fund’s legal counsel and author of the complaint Benjamin Barr compared the findings to the popular Russian Collusion scandal:
“Given the unusual breadth and depth of likely foreign involvement in America’s 2016 presidential election, we request a thorough criminal investigation of the matters described herein,” said Barr in a press statement..
Barr went on to point out that like this complaint about 13 foreign nationals assisting one federal campaign the Grand Jury in Washington DC recently indicted 13 Russians for interfering in a Federal election.*
Additionally, the former Speaker of the New Hampshire House of Representatives William O’Brien is sending a letter to the DOJ’s Public Integrity Section as well as the U.S. Attorney’s office in Concord, New Hampshire asking for an investigation. In his letter, the former Speaker requests an investigation into “additional potential criminal violations stemming from an apparent conspiracy to defraud the U.S. government.”
According to the Federal Election Campaign Act (FECA) as quoted in O’Brien’s letter: “[p]ersons who knowingly and willfully engage in these activities may be subject to an FEC enforcement action, criminal prosecution or both.”
This comes in the wake of the Sanders Campaign agreeing to pay a civil penalty of $14,500 to the Federal Election Commission for accepting “prohibited foreign contributions,” although the campaign agreed to do so “without admitting liability.”
This fine was a result of an initial complaint filed by O’Brien, citing Project Veritas Action Fund’s hidden-camera videos from 2016 which exposed Australian nationals who were sent by the Australian Labor Party and financed by the Australian Labor Party to assist the the Sanders Presidential campaign.
The Project Veritas Action Fund 2016 videos that exposed the foreign collusion with the Sanders campaign initially got very little coverage from the mainstream media in the US, but were widely covered by the Australian Media.
“Since CNN’s Van Jones thinks the Russian collusion story is a ‘nothing burger,’ here’s a JUICY story about a probable violation of the Foreign Agents Registration Act, a potential conspiracy and foreign collusion in support of a Presidential candidate that Van Jones can really sink his teeth into,” said Project Veritas Action Fund’s founder and President James O’Keefe.