Politico is reporting that Sen. Bernie Sanders and his wife Jane Sanders have “lawyered up” as the federal investigation into her role in the collapse of Burlington College continues:
In response to an ongoing federal investigation, Jane Sanders has lawyered up https://t.co/2qxXgjxypa
— POLITICO Magazine (@POLITICOMag) June 23, 2017
Now, Senator Sanders and his wife are taking the case more seriously. Jeff Weaver, Sanders’ longtime top political adviser who heads Sanders’ political organization, Our Revolution, confirms to Politico Magazine that Bernie and Jane Sanders have lawyered up. The couple has retained Rich Cassidy, a well-connected Burlington attorney and Sanders devotee, and Larry Robbins, the renowned Washington-based defense attorney who has represented I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby and disgraced former Rep. Bill Jefferson, to represent Jane Sanders in the matter.
Now here’s the best part. It seems that President Donald Trump will be instrumental in deciding the Sanders’ fate:
Now, President Donald Trump’s Justice Department is handling an investigation that will proceed at the discretion of a U.S. attorney of Vermont that Trump has yet to appoint.
The facts of the case are complicated. They are steeped in Vermont’s peculiar educational culture and the incestuous financial system in Burlington, Sanders’ hometown and political base, where some Sanders backers worry that with Trump’s Justice Department calling the shots, the facts—intricate as they are—may not determine the outcome.
No wonder Sanders hates Trump so much. Read the entire report here.
Hard pass: Jane Sanders signs up the usual suspects for her new progressive institute https://t.co/8eG2G0IMXj
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) June 8, 2017