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Sanders deflects questions on Federal Bureau of Investigation probe, critiquing health-care bill instead

Sanders deflects questions on Federal Bureau of Investigation probe, critiquing health-care bill instead

"My wife is about the most honest person I know", an obviously irked Sanders, the Vermont independent, told Erin Burnett on CNN of his wife, Jane. "This was back when she was president of Burlington College", Burnett said, before getting cut off by Sanders who disputed her statement.

According to allegations leveled last January by Brady Toensing - one of US president Donald Trump's top supporters in Vermont - Sanders' wife lied about the now-defunct college's financial support on an application for a $10 million bank loan for a 33-acre piece of property it purchased from the Roman Catholic church.

Bernie Sanders and his wife had "lawyered up" as the FBI investigates whether Jane Sanders committed fraud when acquiring a loan for now-closed Burlington College in Vermont, which she led from 2004 to 2011. He did not indicate that he was aware of a federal investigation into himself or his wife. "When she left it, it was in better shape than it had ever been". A person close to the senator said Sanders was represented by Rich Cassidy, a longtime lawyer for the family.

The FBI has not confirmed the existence of such an investigation, but copious reporting and Sanders's own remarks suggest they are investigating something.

Sanders said that he would not talk about it anymore and will "let it play out".

During Tuesday's interview, Sen.

"Not only when we have politicians being destroyed. but you go after your wife, people's wives, that is pretty pathetic".

He told Politico on Saturday that "the investigation was started more than a year ago under President [Barack] Obama, his Attorney General Loretta Lynch, and his United States Attorney, all of whom are Democrats". "But, it's fairly pathetic that when people are involved in public life, its not only they get attacked but their wives and their families get attacked".

"As indicated by his Senate financial reports, he profited from the $200,000 payout she extracted from Burlington College when she was forced out", Toensing said. Thus far, Sen. Sanders has taken the advice that any good lawyer would give, and refused to discuss the specifics of the matter. Do you know if she's under FBI investigation?


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