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Feeling the Burn? Sanders Wife Under Investigation by FBI

Keely Sharp
Written by Keely Sharp

Bernie Sanders’ popular slogan when he was running for president was, “Feel the Bern!” and now I wonder if he is feeling the “burn” yet? Sanders’ wife is now under investigation by the FBI, and here’s why:

She’s a fraud!

Seven Days has reported that Jane O’Meara Sanders is now under investigation for a loan that she obtained in 2010 in order to purchase a chunk of land that was owned by the ‘Roman Catholic Diocese of Burlington Church for Burlington College.’ It just so happens that she was the president of this organization from 2004 to 2011. So what is the problem? She is accused of  “inflating the number of fundraising commitments she had” to get the loan. She lied by claiming the college had $2.6 million  in pledges when they actually only had $676,000.

The church ended up losing somewhere “between $1.6 million and $2 million” due to financing part of the sale, and was therefore forced to close in May of 2016 because they were facing such a mountain of debt.

The investigation was inquired about while Bernie Sanders was running in the presidential campaign. However, it has been very hush-hush .

Daily Wire reports:

The FBI has been tight-lipped about the investigation, but Seven Days talked to people who had been involved with the college, including Carol Moore, the last president of the college, who told the publication that the FBI had asked her, “Was there any collusion between Jane Sanders and the bank? Did she falsify records in order to get the loan from the bank?”

Jeff Weaver, who was Sanders’ campaign manager, dismissed the allegations as a Republican hit job.

“In the middle of Bernie’s presidential campaign, the vice-chair of the Vermont Republican Party asked for a federal investigation of Burlington College,” Weaver told the Burlington Free Press in an email. “Jane has not been contacted by the FBI or any other authority and only knows as much as news reports indicate.

“Jane served as president of the college from 2004 to 2011. In the five years following her departure, the college experienced major turnovers in leadership, staff and its Board of Trustees.”

It’s worth noting that Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign had compiled news stories about the allegations about O’Meara Sanders and the college.

Joe Cunningham writes at RedState that clearly the FBI was going to be an albatross around the Democrats in 2016 even if Sanders had won, although Clinton’s actions were far worse.

“The investigation seems very young right now, so there isn’t a whole lot that’s out there. But, the speculation and the evidence in the article linked above do not paint a good picture,” writes Cunningham. “While it may be that she’s not guilty of anything other than being incompetent at her job at the college – also evidenced by the fact that they ousted her in 2011.”

I wonder if this means Bernie will have to sell one of his many houses in order to pay off her debt? I guess we will find out!

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About the author

Keely Sharp

Keely Sharp

Keely is a 23-year-old conservative writer for many different sites, including Keepandbear.com. While she lives in Georgia, she grew up in Florida. Keely is pro-life, Christian, and a member of the NRA. When she is not writing, she enjoys going to the range and hiking with her dogs.

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