Bernie and Jane Sanders LAWYER UP: Sanders Under FBI Investigation
Leftist pied piper of poverty, socialist-turned-multi-millionaire Bernie Sanders has lawyered up.
The man who pretended to care about the poor is now under investigation for enriching himself. That’s why Bernie and Jane Sanders lawyered up?
As CBS News reports,
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and his wife, Jane Sanders have hired prominent defense attorneys, amid an FBI investigation into a loan Jane Sanders obtained to expand Burlington College while she was its president, CBS News confirms.
Politico Magazine first reported the Sanders had hired lawyers to defend them in the probe. Sanders top adviser Jeff Weaver told CBS News the couple has sought legal protection over federal agents’ allegations from a January 2016 complaint accusing then-President of Burlington College, Ms. Sanders, of distorting donor levels in a 2010 loan application for $10 million from People’s United Bank to purchase 33 acres of land for the institution.
According to Politico, prosecutors might also be looking into allegations that Sen. Sanders’ office inappropriately urged the bank to approve the loan.
Burlington attorney and Sanders supporter Rich Cassidy has reportedly been hired to represent Sen. Sanders. And high-profile Washington defense attorney Larry Robbins, who counseled Libby “Scooter” Robbins, former Chief of Staff for the Vice President, is protecting Jane Sanders.
Ms. Sanders’ push for the liberal arts college’s costly land acquisition was cited in a press release by the college when it shut down in 2016.
The Left already positions this investigation as a witch hunt.
The article continues.
Brady Toensing of Burlington, the man responsible for the claims filed to the U.S. attorney for Vermont, was a chairman for the Trump campaign in his state.
“I filed a request for an investigation in January 2016 and an investigation appears to have been started right away,” he said in an email to CBS News. “It was started under President Obama, his Attorney General, and his U.S. Attorney, all of whom are Democrats.”
“My only hope is for a fair, impartial, and thorough investigation,” Toensing added.
Weaver told CBS News that Toensing’s claim that Sen. Sanders used his influence to lobby for the loan is a “political charge” that is “baseless” and “false.”
Bernie Sanders loves his newfound fame.
It only took him 70 years to become an overnight political success.
Sanders then did what all socialists, ergo “progressives” do, and that’s use his power and influence for his own benefit.
And as for the claim that Ms. Sanders manipulated the loan application, Weaver said, “The loan was approved by the financial board at the college.”
Sen. Sanders, formerly mayor of Burlington, Vermont’s largest city and capital, regards the claims as a political game levied against him after his run for president in the 2016 primary election, a platform which has transformed the small-state senator into an influential voice in American liberal politics.
Correction: Now defunct college.
As for Sanders’ claim of political payback, the question begs, “From whom?” Sanders lost the election. He’s an “also-ran” in the history of politics. And had it not been for the Democrats’ fatally flawed candidate Hillary Clinton, Sanders would have been a footnote at best.
Sanders gladly handed over the nomination to Hillary Clinton in exchange for a fat paycheck. All the problems with the college and his campaign financing issues where he paid his entire family with campaign funds were to mysteriously disappear once Hillary Clinton got elected.
Clinton-Sanders hit a roadblock. There was a Trump in the road, as it were.
It’s a good thing the Sanders are now rich. They can afford the best attorneys, and won’t have to settle for public defenders.
The bigger question for Democrats is what will they do when one of their icons falters?
If 77-year old Bernie can’t speak to Millennials about poverty, who will?