Bernie Sanders Rips Federal Investigation Of Wife Jane Sanders: "Pathetic"

by Marta Holmes June 29, 2017, 2:14
Bernie Sanders Rips Federal Investigation Of Wife Jane Sanders:

The complaint accused Jane Sanders, then-president of since-closed Burlington College, of distorting donor levels in the college's 2010 loan application.

The senator charged that attorney Brady Toensing, who chaired President Trump's campaign in Vermont, had "coincidentally, no doubt" requested an investigation five years later in January 2016 - right as Sanders was vying for the presidency.

Bernie and Jane Sanders each hired lawyers in the Justice Department probe that Sanders might have used his political influence to help his wife obtain the loan for Burlington College, according to Politico.

"It is a sad state of affairs in America, not only when we have politicians being destroyed, publicly, with their attacks against elected officials".

As the FBI investigates whether Bernie Sanders' wife committed loan fraud in obtaining funds for a Vermont college she once headed, the senator has been loath to answer questions about the matter.

"When you go after people's wives, that is pretty pathetic".

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As for himself, Sanders has foresworn any talk now of a 2020 presidential rerun, when he will become 79. The newswire service said Toensing has previously filed complaints against Democrats and members of Vermont's Progressive Party. Sen. The allegations include possible pressure Sen.

Mr Sanders refused to even confirm there is an investigation, concluding the interview: "I think it's pathetic that when people are involved in public life, it's not only they get attacked, but it is their wives and their families that get attacked". The two, he said, are close and have played roles in each other's careers.

Bradley said Burlington College had been subpoenaed as part of that investigation. Sanders may have applied on the bank to approve the loan, CBS News said.

Josh Miller-Lewis, communications director for Sen.

"No, that's not what I'm talking about today", Sanders told the reporter.

According to the independent VTDigger, the Federal Bureau of Investigation is looking into allegations initially made by a top Vermont Republican that Sanders' office pressured a local bank into granting a $6.7 million loan for Burlington College to purchase a lakefront campus.

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