Feds looking into Bernie Sanders' wife over real estate deal

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Jane Sanders was the President of Burlington College, a small, liberal arts school in Vermont, from 2004 to 2011.

Sen. Bernie Sanders on Saturday night took his Republican colleague from Pennsylvania to task in urging him to vote against the Senate Republicans' proposed health care bill. She is accused of fraudulently obtaining a $10 million bank loan that was purportedly used to buy 33 acres of land for the school. "That whole ordeal led her to step down as president and the college went bankrupt a year ago". Nonetheless, it's perhaps noteworthy that Bernie Sanders, like his wife, retained a defense attorney.

The loan agreement required the college to provide evidence of more than $2 million in pledged donations as collateral. Under her stewardship, the college fell to pieces under the weight of crushing debt. Oh, never mind. It's Bernie Sanders.

"I think there is a massive amount of demoralization on the part of the American people with the Democrat Party, with the Republican Party", Sanders told host Chuck Todd. According to Politico, Jane Sanders is being accused of having "falsified and inflated almost $2 million that she'd claimed donors had pledged to repay the loans".


In an interview with Vermont TV channel WATX in May 2017, Sanders called the allegations "nonsense", but appeared to confirm the investigation and declined to comment any further.

A complaint was filed to the USA attorney in Vermont by Brady Toensing in 2016. During the hotly-contested 2016 Democratic primary, it emerged that the Federal Bureau of Investigation was looking into the possibility that Jane Sanders falsely inflated Burlington's projected donor contributions, which were pledged to a massive capital expansion of the campus.

To defend herself, Sanders has hired two well-known lawyers: Rich Cassidy and Larry Robbins. Bernie Sanders says Toensing "has gone after a number of Democrats and progressives" in Vermont.

As Politico notes, the department will decide whether to prosecute Jane Sanders, the wife of one of Trump's more outspoken opponents. Even while Hillary Clinton battled Bernie for the Democratic crown, more accusations emerged that would eventually add to her election demise. Who is Toensing? Besides being a Vermont resident, he was also Trump's campaign chairman for the state of Vermont. "Rather than stoking divisions from the last election, the president should be bringing the country together to defend our country and our democracy".

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