Feds looking into Bernie Sanders' wife over real estate deal

Marie Harrington
June 27, 2017

U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders stands with his wife Jane at a rally in Burlington, Vermont on March 1, 2016. Vermont now has no USA attorney, as Trump demanded the resignation of most of the country's federal prosecutors in March, saying it was necessary for a "uniform transition", according to The New York Times.

But Jaffe's reporting sparked new interest in the story; on Saturday night, anyone in the audience of Sanders's Pittsburgh speech who checked Twitter saw that the largest trending "Moment" was about the Burlington College probe. The school's yearly budget was only $4 million, but she reportedly signed statements saying that it had been promised $2.6 million in donations that it would receive over the next four years, with an addition $5 million in potential donations. Single-payer, supported by Sanders, has increasingly become a goal of the Democratic Party's progressive wing and activists to the left of the party, though Democratic leadership remains skeptical of the idea.

Bernie Sanders is not under FBI investigation. "That's about it. I don't think it'll be a distraction".

Jane Sanders allegedly reported the millions of dollars in donor assets that didn't exist to secure this $10 million loan back in 2010.

According to Politico magazine, the Federal Bureau of Investigation probe may also look into whether Bernie Sanders used his political influence to pressurise the bank to approve the loan which was a factor in the school shuttering its doors in 2016 after it found itself unable to pay off its debt.

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Eventually, the Vermont chairman of the Trump campaign, Brady Toensing (who happens to live in Burlington), caught wind of the loan and filed a claim with the U.S. Attorney for Vermont. CBS News cites, "According to Politico, prosecutors might also be looking into allegations that Senator Sanders' office inappropriately urged the bank to approve this loan".

And high-profile Washington attorney Larry Robbins, who defended Libby "Scooter" Robbins, former chief of staff for Vice President Dick Cheney, is working for Jane Sanders. It was revealed Thursday that Jane has hired lawyers now that the Department Of Justice has taken over the probe into her past financial dealings.

Republican Sens. Pat Toomey in Pennsylvania, Rob Portman in OH and Shelley Moore Capito in West Virginia have said they're reviewing the legislation and have not made a final decision.

In his first tweet Sunday President Trump once again rehashed the 2016 election, accusing former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton of conspiring with her party to defeat her primary opponent, Sen.

The tweet comes as congressional committees and Department of Justice special counsel Robert Mueller continue investigations into Russia's efforts to influence the USA election and the Trump campaign's contacts with Russian officials, including allegations of collusion between his campaign and Russia in an effort to defeat Clinton during the presidential campaign. The people who stood behind Sanders did so because of his views, but also because he appeared to be one of the most honest candidates to come down the pike in a long time.

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