As reported by almost every news outlet, an intelegence briefing has been released stating the Russian Government is meddling in the 2020 elections with the intent to pit Bernie and Trump against each other come November.
Quoted from NBC article: By Lauren Egan
LAS VEGAS — President Donald Trump on Friday dismissed intelligence reports that Russia is attempting to interfere in the 2020 election, writing it off without evidence as a continuation of a Democratic “disinformation” campaign against him.
“They said today that Putin wants to be sure that Trump gets elected, here we go again. Here we go again. Did you see it? Aren’t people bored?” Trump said at a campaign rally here in Las Vegas.
“I was told a week ago, they said, ‘you know, they are trying to start a rumor,’ it’s disinformation. That’s the only thing they’re good at. They’re not good at anything else, the do-nothing Democrats,” he continued. https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2020-election/trump-calls-reports-russian-interference-democratic-disinformation-n1140706
Quoted from Washington Post article:
By Shane Harris, Ellen Nakashima, Michael Scherer and Sean Sullivan
U.S. officials have told Sen. Bernie Sanders that Russia is attempting to help his presidential campaign as part of an effort to interfere with the Democratic contest, according to people familiar with the matter.
President Trump and lawmakers on Capitol Hill also have been informed about the Russian assistance to the Vermont senator, those people said, speaking on the condition of anonymity to discuss sensitive intelligence.
It is not clear what form that Russian assistance has taken. U.S. prosecutors found a Russian effort in 2016 to use social media to boost Sanders’s campaign against Hillary Clinton, part of a broader effort to hurt Clinton, sow dissension in the American electorate and ultimately help elect Donald Trump. https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/bernie-sanders-briefed-by-us-officials-that-russia-is-trying-to-help-his-presidential-campaign/2020/02/21/5ad396a6-54bd-11ea-929a-64efa7482a77_story.html