You are making some valid points, I am not sure if your conclusions are correct. As we can see now it took deep state about 3 months to curb Trump. If we dispense with the illusion of democracy in the USA and accept the fact that real choices are made by unelected persons we can safely assume that the same forces that chewed Trump up did scare/blackmailed/persuaded Bernie to support Hillary. Whatever happened then did change Bernie’s narrative, the reasons behind are not known and you are right to rise these questions. I speculate he was turned, but you might be right as well. Wikileaks, where are you when we need you.