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We all know how Bernie Sanders, as a candidate for the Democratic primary for the presidential election (even though he is not a Democrat), whined over and over again about the corruption of millionaires and billionaires, blah blah blah.
Well, it turns out, Bernie just may be as in love with money as any Republican could ever be.
Politico reports this about Sanders’ relationship with money when a reporter asked him this question:
“There’s an implication, and from at least one individual, an explicit argument that when they called for an investigation into Burlington College that you used your influence to secure a loan from People’s United—”
The senator cut him off.
Sanders is used to fielding softball questions from an adoring local press, but his inquisitor, Kyle Midura of Burlington TV station WCAX, had a rare opportunity to put him on the spot. Investigative reporters had been breaking stories about a federal investigation into allegations that the senator’s wife, Jane Sanders, had committed fraud in obtaining bank loans for the now defunct Burlington College, and that Sanders’ Senate office had weighed in.
Sanders and his wife have been trying to ignore a federal investigation since reporters for VTDigger, an online publication, confirmed the FBI’s involvement in April. The original request for an investigation into the potential bank fraud did indeed come from Brady Toensing, an attorney who chaired Trump’s Vermont campaign, and whose January 2016 letter to the U.S. attorney for Vermont put federal agents on the trail.”
Yes, we don’t find people guilty until we can prove it. But self-proclaimed ‘squeaky-clean’ Sanders looks a little dirty right now.