Obama privately warned he would speak out to stop Sanders, voiced doubt about Biden

Obama privately warned he would speak out to stop Sanders, voiced doubt about Biden
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[Ed. – And they’re investigating Trump for election interference!]

Former President Barack Obama privately claimed he would intervene in the Democratic primary to stop Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders from clinching the nomination if it looked as if Sanders was close, according to a new Politico report.

One top Obama adviser told the paper that he was unsure whether the former Democratic president would actually speak out against Sanders, but noted that it would be likely if Sanders began to claim a demanding lead in the crowded contest.

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Obama also privately raised concerns over Biden’s ability to make it through the nomination. … [D]uring one conversation with a candidate, Obama noted during his 2008 campaign that he developed an “intimate bond with the electorate,” that dissipated after the election, and added that Biden has failed to cultivate it just months away from the first state contest. “And you know who really doesn’t have it? Joe Biden,” Obama said.

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