Things are really getting serious in the case of the bad land deal made by Jane Sanders when she was president of Burlington College many years ago. The federal investigation, which I feel was or hasn’t been taken seriously by many mainstream media outlets, is uncovering more and more details about what exactly happened.
Though to hear ol’ Bernie tell it, it’s all a rouse.
“Five years, five years after my wife left Burlington College—and she left it in better shape than it had even been in—five years after, guess what happened?” he told CNN. “Right in the middle of my presidential campaign—and I know this will shock the viewers—the vice chairman of the Vermont Republican Party, who happened to be Donald Trump’s campaign manager, raised this issue and initiated this investigation.”
As written for Yahoo News by Aidan Quigley:
The federal investigation into a land deal led by Jane Sanders, the wife of former presidential candidate and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, has picked up speed in recent months, The Washington Post reported Monday. The FBI and federal prosecutors have contacted at least a half-dozen people, seized boxes of records from the college Jane Sanders used to run and called on a state official to testify before a grand jury.
In 2010, Burlington College purchased 32 acres on Lake Champlain for a new campus, with Jane Sanders, the college’s president, telling trustees and lenders that the college had set commitments for millions needed to repay the loan. But many of the donors had not agreed to the amounts or timing of the donations Jane Sanders provided to a bank and a state agency, the Post reported.
Jane Sanders resigned in 2011 as pressure from trustees mounted, and the college closed in 2016. The Sanders spokesman Jeff Weaver told the Post that she had hired a D.C. law firm because she and her husband were worried the Justice Department would use the investigation to stymie a potential campaign by Bernie Sanders in 2020.