Bernie Sanders called the FBI bank fraud investigation into his wife, Jane, politically motivated.
Jane Sanders was involved in a scheme to obtain a multi-million dollar loan so that Burlington College could buy land. The land, owned by a Catholic dioscese, would connect Burlington College’s grounds to Lake Champlain.
In 2011, Jane parted ways with Burlington College. The college tried to collect some of the money that Sanders claimed was pledged to pay for the land, but was unable to. A drop in enrollment added to the college’s woes.
As a result, the Catholic dioscese settled the loan for less than the agreed amount in 2015. But that didn’t help the struggling college.
Burlington College had to close its doors in May 2016, citing “financial woes“.
The FBI began their investigation after a complaint was filed by attorney Brady Toensing on behalf of a Roman Catholic parishioner.
Sanders alleges that Toensing was motivated by his ties to President Trump. But that’s not true. Toensing didn’t take on the role of Vermont State Chairman for the Trump campaign until the summer of 2016, well after the into Jane Sanders began.
WikiLeaks, however, could show how Bernie’s troubles could be politically motivated.
Email leaked from John Podesta, Hillary’s former Campaign Chairman, indicate that the investigation, which was started under the Obama Administration, could have helped Hillary Clinton and the DNC in their conspiracy to rig the primaries.
The Clinton campaign believed that scandals surrounding the land deal would be a good way to bring Bernie down.
“I think our first question is how are we going to defeat Sanders. … he’s not who he says he is — gun votes, DSCC money, Jane. There may be other options too but these seem to be the strongest attacks to consider. How we undermine Sanders candidacy is our threshold question,” a Clinton campaign official wrote.
Young Conservatives reports:
Bernie Sanders has termed the FBI investigation into his wife’s allegedly fraudulent actions a politically motivated investigation.
The investigation started because of a complaint filed by attorney Brady Toensing on behalf of a Roman Catholic parishioner, because the Catholic dioscese allegedly lost $2 million as a result of the allegedly fraudulent deal.