Bernie Sanders’ wife’s real estate dealing could become a serious hindrance for any possibility of him running again for the 2020 Democratic nomination if the FBI probe into her business continues to grow.
The Feds responded to press questions yesterday, confirming that the investigation into Jane Sanders is still ongoing and that a ‘grand jury’ remains possible.
Ms Jane Sanders is under investigation over a land deal she worked on whilst in office as president of Burlington College in Vermont, back in 2010.
At the time, in order to expand the college, Ms Sanders had convinced her board the school would need to buy a tract of land from a Roman Catholic parish. She dealt with a local bank who lent them $6.7 million and got a $3.6 million loan from the parish.
However, when she resigned in 2011, allegations arose that she had purposely inflated the amount of money donors had pledged to the school for the bank to give her the loan. Several local individuals came forward denying that they had made any commitments towards Ms Sanders.
Ms Coralee Holm, the former Burlington College dean of operations, stated: “I have not talked with anyone since then, other than checking with the FBI agents.”
“If there is going to be something that happened it would be the grand jury, it would be brought in front of the grand jury.”
Furthermore, not only could the probe get in the way of Bernie’s 2020 plans, the political future of Ms Sanders’ daughter, Carina Driscoll, also seems in doubt now.
Miss Driscoll, the stepdaughter of the popular senator, announced earlier this week of her plans to run for her stepfather’s first political job: mayor of Burlington, Vermont.