People Familiar with the Matter

“People familiar with the matter” speaking to people who matter say that Russians have been throwing support to Mr. Sanders because they think Mr. Trump who Russians want to be President again can beat Mr. Sanders easier than Mayor Pete or former VP Biden, Warren or anyone else. 

A prophetic prediction – don’t you think?

Yes but if and only if Mr. Sanders is a weaker candidate than Trump, Pete, Warren or Joe, otherwise the Russians might get Sanders himself, Pete, Biden, Warren or anyone else, even minie Mike. then what would they do?

People familiar with the matter have for months known that any prospective Democrat candidate can  beat Mr. Trump.

Yah,  see what yuh mean.