Feds looking into Bernie Sanders, wife over real estate deal

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Sanders spokesperson Josh Miller-Lewis told ABC News, "We're at a pivotal moment in the fight to save health care and the goal this weekend is to elevate that fight". Sanders are "baseless" and that the bank loan in question had been "approved by the financial board at the college".

Jane Sanders resigned as president in the fall of 2011, and the small liberal arts college shut down in May 2016. Sanders and his wife.

The loans were contingent on the college providing proof of a minimum commitment of $2.27 million in grants and donations prior to the closing...

The attack is a belated, served-cold revenge for the probe of Clinton's use of a private email server that dragged through her presidential campaign and resurfaced in its final week, likely costing her a victory in the electoral college, even as no charges were brought. The school was also never able to increase enrollment as Sanders had projected. The site stated that "Jane Sanders overstated donation amounts in a bank application for a $6.7 million loan that was used by the college to purchase a prime 33-acre property on Lake Champlain in 2010". In a previous interview, Sanders dismissed the allegations as politically motivated.

In a curious twist, the federal investigation was in part set into motion in 2016 by Brady Toensing, from Sanders's home state, who was a leader in President Donald Trump's election campaign. CBS News cites, "According to Politico, prosecutors might also be looking into allegations that Senator Sanders' office inappropriately urged the bank to approve this loan".

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Politico Magazine first reported the Sanders had hired lawyers to defend them in the probe. He added that commenting on the matter would be "improper".

"This implication came from Donald Trump's Vermont campaign manager". Bernie Sanders says Toensing "has gone after a number of Democrats and progressives" in Vermont.

"They were trying to get clarification on what the accusations are because they had not been contacted by anybody as to an investigation", Holm said.

One of the principals of the firm, Larry Robbins, represented Scooter Libby, a former aide to vice president Dick Cheney, who was convicted of lying and obstructing a leak investigation.

Former presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is headlining a rally Saturday in Pittsburgh to protest the Republican health care plan unveiled this week in the U.S. Senate.

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