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Looks like Hillary Clinton has an asset deep within the bowels of MSNBC. On Morning Joe, former Hillary campaign aide Adrienne Elrod, now an MSNBC contributor, vigorously defended Hillary's attack on Tulsi Gabbard, in which the failed 2016 presidential candidate alleged that the Russians were "grooming" Gabbard to be a third-party candidate.
There's no doubt there would be a widespread liberal-media freakout if Gabbard ever did that. Or Michael Bloomberg, or anyone else with any cachet.
Elrod - Hillary - Warning
Elrod claimed that Hillary is "giving a very valid, very important warning," and went on to assert:
"The Russia propaganda machine has been propelling her, lifting her up since she announced her candidacy. We also know that there are pro-Putin donors here in the United States, American donors who have been giving to her campaign."
Donors - Gabbard - Campaign - Beast - Article
So who are these "pro-Putin donors" who have been contributing to Gabbard's campaign? A Daily Beast article from May reports:
"Donors to her campaign in the first quarter of the year included: Stephen F. Cohen, a Russian studies professor at New York University and prominent Kremlin sympathizer; Sharon Tennison, a vocal Putin supporter who nonetheless found herself detained by Russian authorities in 2016; and an employee of the Kremlin-backed broadcaster RT, who appears to have donated under the alias 'Goofy Grapes.'”
Donors - NYU - Professor - Someone - Authorities
So, three donors: an NYU professor; someone who has actually been arrested by Russian authorities; and Goofy Grapes. If that's the extent of this fiendish Russian scheme to support Gabbard, it's pretty thin gruel on which Hillary/Elrod to base their allegations.
Cohen, by the way, is an MSM member in good standing as a former CBS news consultant who earlier this year participated in a panel discussion about Russia, alongside Dan Rather and Katrina vanden Heuvel, publisher of "The Nation," which organized the event.
Elrod - Attack
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