Bernie Sanders suggests Russia might be behind the 'ugly' online attacks from 'Bernie Bros'

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Sen. Bernie Sanders, the 2020 Democratic frontrunner, suggested Russian President Vladimir Putin is behind "ugly" attacks often attributed to Sanders' online supporters.

This comes after The Washington Post reported Friday that the Russian government is attempting to interfere in the Democratic primary to aide Sanders.

"Some of the ugly stuff on the internet attributed to our campaign may well not be coming from real supporters," he said.

The revelation of potential Russian meddling comes after an election security official from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence told lawmakers in a classified briefing that the Russians are also working to help President Donald Trump get reelected.

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Sen. Bernie Sanders, the 2020 Democratic frontrunner, suggested Russian President Vladimir Putin is behind "ugly" attacks often blamed on his online supporters following The Washington Post's Friday report that the Russian government is attempting to interfere in the Democratic primary to aide Sanders.

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