FAST FIVE: Tulsi Gabbard Says Boost From Putin Fans Is "Fake News"
(We somehow missed the Daily Beast article on Hillary's alleged Saudi donors in 2016, but we digress). 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.” -Daily Beast Several of the tweets I just re-tweeted highlight the egregious errors, slimy tactics & smears here designed to imply Tulsi (who, unlike the authors, fought for the US) is a Kremlin asset.
The worst is depicting anti-intervention/war positions as evidence of Russian loyalty: https://t.co/xBMbv7MObl – Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) May 18, 2019 On Sunday, Stephanopoulos asked Gabbard about the Beast article, and noted that she met with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, as well as her defense of Russia's military presence in Syria, and her comments suggesting that Russian election interference was on par with American election meddling around the world. “Is Putin a threat to national security?” he asked.
What's in the best interest of national security.
“And what I'm pointing out consistently, time and time again, is our continued wasteful regime change wars have been counterproductive to the interests of the American people and the approach this administration has taken in essentially choosing conflict .