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Bernie Really, Really Doesn't Want to Talk About That FBI Investigation

28 June 2017

Sanders angrily responded that the allegations against his wife must be politically motivated because the complaint was started by Brady Toensing, a chairman for the Trump campaign in Vermont. Sanders might be forgiven for giving the "not what I'm talking about today" line a whirl, though; Democrats often find a sympathetic, narrative-advancing audience in the press corps.

"My wife is about the most honest person I know", Sanders said.

"I'm glad that you're interested in the fact that the Republican leadership is proposing legislation which would throw millions of people off of health insurance and give hundreds of billions of dollars in tax breaks to the top 1 percent", he said. 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.

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Politico on Thursday reported Jane Sanders had lawyered up with Washington attorney Larry Robbins.

Sanders would not confirm to CNN that his wife was under FBI investigation. But he faces possible home-state problems stemming from a simmering investigation of his wife Jane's management of the college she once ran. In this one, Bernie is hit with a question he can't dodge, so he goes all-in on conspiracy theories about how Donald Trump tried to destroy his campaign.

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Sander's wife, Jane, is currently in the midst of a federal probe involving a $10 million loan that led to the bankruptcy of the now-defunct Burlington College, which she was the president of.

BURNETT: I do just want to understand at this time do you have any knowledge as to whether she's under FBI investigation.

"I think it's fairly pathetic that when people are involved in public life, it's not only that they get attacked, but it's their wives and their families that get attacked", the Vermont Senator said. But the deal fell through when the alleged strategy failed to take shape; Mrs. Sanders left the college in 2011, and the school shut down five years later. "That's pretty pathetic. And that's where we are right now, and that's all that I want to say".

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Bernie Really, Really Doesn't Want to Talk About That FBI Investigation