Yes, the candidate who really gets my attention, Tulsi Gabbard is in the news again. Not for her official announcement. Not for that time she flip-flopped on the need for Muller to examine Trump’s Russia ties. Not for that time she allegedly hired a Russian Agent to work on her media “outreach” (fun fact: Gabby’s “consultant” is also one of the seven secret Russian agents, including Maria Veselnitskaya, identified in and fighting the Magnitsky Act). Not for her right wing support or asking Trump for a job. No, this is new.
Russia's propaganda machine discovers 2020 Democratic candidate Tulsi Gabbard
The Russian propaganda machine that tried to influence the 2016 U.S. election is now promoting the presidential aspirations of a controversial Hawaii Democrat who earlier this month declared her intention to run for president in 2020. ...
Since Gabbard announced her intention to run on Jan. 11, there have been at least 20 Gabbard stories on three major Moscow-based English-language websites affiliated with or supportive of the Russian government: RT, the Russian-owned TV outlet; Sputnik News, a radio outlet; and Russia Insider, a blog that experts say closely follows the Kremlin line. The CIA has called RT and Sputnik part of "Russia's state-run propaganda machine."
All three sites celebrated Gabbard's announcement, defended her positions on Russia and her 2017 meeting with Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad, and attacked those who have suggested she is a pawn for Moscow. The coverage devoted to Gabbard, both in news and commentary, exceeds that afforded to any of the declared or rumored Democratic candidates despite Gabbard's lack of voter recognition.