With all the talk about Donald Trump and Russia and Hillary Clinton and her emails, it will be funny if Bernie Sanders is the first of the 2016 presidential candidates to have a family member arrested:
The U.S. is investigating Jane Sanders, the wife of Senator Bernie Sanders, over a Burlington College bank loan https://t.co/ltdEcdJGhZ
— NYT National News (@NYTNational) July 12, 2017
Here’s the opener from the NYT:
Federal authorities are investigating a 2010 land deal for a Vermont college that was run at the time by Jane Sanders, the wife of Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont. The deal ultimately contributed to her ouster as president of the college.
The deal involved a $10 million sale of about 33 acres of lakefront property by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Burlington to Burlington College — where Ms. Sanders was president — so the college could relocate and expand.
To finance the purchase, the college needed to borrow from a bank and obtain additional financing from the diocese, according to David V. Dunn, a Burlington College trustee at the time.
A public agency issued a bond, which the bank then bought. The college needed to demonstrate that it had the financial resources to pay the bank loan, which it did by saying that it would receive $2.6 million in donations and that it would also increase its enrollment, Mr. Dunn said. “Neither of those were true,” he said in an interview Monday.
So, it certainly doesn’t sound like the GOP is behind this one, does it Bernie?
— Free Beacon (@FreeBeacon) July 2, 2017
No, it doesn’t. Sanders and his wife has some explaining to do.
Guess who Bernie is now blaming for the FBI investigation into his wife (hint: not her) https://t.co/kIB71ib8j2
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) July 2, 2017
WTF? Bernie Sanders is definitely NOT dialing down the rhetoric https://t.co/PBFdHPEoBY
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) July 10, 2017