Sanders: FBI inquiry of wife is 'pathetic' attack

Sanders' Wife Under FBI Probe for Real Estate Deal

"When she left it, it was in better shape than it had ever been". Questions are also swirling about whether or not the Senator used his powerful position to influence the bank's decision to issue the loan, which is said to have been justified on paper with bogus information furnished by his wife. He did not indicate that he was aware of a federal investigation into himself or his wife.

"That's all I'm going to say".

Sen. Sanders has referred to the allegations against his wife as political warfare, noting that they originated from Trump supporter and Vermont Republican Party Vice Chair Brady Toensing, as Sanders' presidential run was gaining momentum.

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.

"All that I will tell you now is it's a sad state of affairs in America when not only we have politicians being destroyed", Sanders said.

"This was a story that just, amazingly enough, came out in the middle of my presidential campaign, initiated by Donald Trump's campaign manager in Vermont", Sanders said in an interview, between rallies in Pennsylvania and OH organized to defeat Senate Republicans' health-care bill.

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Defending wife, Sanders told Burnett that, "my wife is about the most honest person I know".

"But 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", he added. The two, he said, are close and have played roles in each other's careers. As longtime Sanders' reporter Harry Jaffe concluded: "In hindsight, it's hard to avoid blaming Jane Sanders for the Burlington College fiasco".

Toensing said that in the spring of 2016, a former executive from People's United Bank "complained that Sen". Sanders' Capitol Hill office pressured a bank to approve the loan.

Josh Miller-Lewis, communications director for Sen. The paper said three donors said their pledges were misrepresented in the loan documents; the college closed in 2016 with officials citing its debt from the land purchase.

Don't you hate it when the Federal Bureau of Investigation probe into your family prevents you from sticking to your left-wing talking points du jour?

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