Wow. We don’t like the guy but after all that Hillary has done to him, you got to feel a little bad for him. What do you think?
The Clinton campaign buzzed over a picture of Bernie Sanders in his swimming suit, at the same time they were pushing stories about the Vermont Senator attending a fundraiser for Democrats with wealthy supporters.
Bill Clinton’s chief of staff, Tina Flournoy, emailed the attached photo of Sanders relaxing by the pool at the DSCC retreat to Brian Fallon, Clinton’s national press secretary.
“Omg,” Fallon responded.
“Can we tweet?” asked Podesta.
“I think we shd give to NY post,” Fallon responded.
Flournoy added that she would send more information about the event, including the people who attended.
“Thank you,” Fallon replied. “We are on this.”
The photo was published by Perez Hilton just one day after the Clinton team discussed releasing the image.
“I wonder what Mike Bloomberg would think about this???” wrote Hilton on his blog. “Bernie Sanders lounges at elite Martha’s Vineyard pool, summer 2015 after helping raise money from Wall Street lobbyists.”
The following week, several stories appeared in the media questioning Sanders for attending fundraisers for Harry Reid.
“For Sanders, campaign finance purity not always possible” wrote MSNBC’s Alex Seitz-Wald, citing “a guest list obtained by MSNBC” that included “previously unreported are details about who exactly attended those fundraisers.”
“Bernie Sanders: Prolific Democratic Party fundraiser,” wrote CNN’s Eric Bradner on Monday, February 8, announcing that “CNN has obtained invitations that listed Sanders as a host for at least one Majority Trust event in each year since 2011.”