Democrat Bernie Sanders is said to have won the presidential nominee but dropped out because someone threatened him, according to an interview with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. Was Sanders really threatened?
Journalist John Pilger was said to have sat down with Julian Assange and asked the WikiLeaks founder for news and opinion why Democrat Bernie Sanders dropped out of the race.
Assange allegedly replied that Sanders was threatened to drop out.
“Look, I think – you know, we know how politics works in the United States. Whoever – whatever political party gets into government is going to merge with the bureaucracy pretty **** fast,” Assange told USA Supreme John Pilger.
“And Bernie Sanders was independent candidate trying to get nomination through the Democratic Party and if you ask me he did get the nomination, but he was threatened to drop out!”
Pilger’s news about Bernie Sanders also contained some statements from Assange in which the WikiLeaks founder claimed that they have some information and materials about Bernie Sanders and that they will publish them.
However, snopes.com caught John Pilger ripping off his news about Bernie Sanders from a previous interview with Assange by Amy Goodman of Democracy Now! Her interview with Assange happened during the DNC leaks issue in July.
It was also found out that Amy Goodman was actually asking for opinions about Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump instead of Sanders. Further, Assange’s response was in no way close to Pilger’s interview with Assange.
This makes the claim, interview and news about Sanders from USA Supreme John Pilger false and fake.
Meanwhile, Sanders, together with Senators Elizabeth Warren, Edward Markey, Sherrod Brown and Bill Nelson, sent a letter to Aetna CEO Mark Bertolini and challenged the company’s “expensive and risky bet” of $1 billion break-up fee “on a highly uncertain outcome.”
Aetna inked this deal with its competitor Humana.
The senators sent seven sets of questions of which one of them demanded an explanation as to why Aetna agreed to a deal that included a $1 billion break-up fee.
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