Vermont’s Republican Party vice chairman has told Fox News that the FBI probe on Bernie Sanders’ wife is “firmly based on facts and figures and analysis” and not hearsay.
On Wednesday, according to Fox News, Vermont’s Republican Party vice chairman has said that the FBI probe on Jane Sanders, Bernie Sanders’ wife, is “firmly based on facts and figures” and not hearsay.
Jane Sanders is reportedly being investigated by the FBI and is alleged to have fraudulently gotten a loan in order to buy 33 acres for the Burlington College expansion in 2010.
According to Brady Toensing, the GOP official, who happened to chair for Donald Trump’s election campaign in Vermont , said Jane had sought to obtain $6.5 million as a bank loan for the property.
“In order to get those loans, she had to confirm guaranteed donations of $2.6 million,” Toensing alleged. “Of that $2.6 million, the school was only able to collect about 25 percent … and of the confirmed donations, three of the donors have come forward to say that the school overstated their pledge amounts.”
Bernie Sanders On the Probe
Bernie Sanders has dismissed the probe over the weekend as “something [the] Republican National Committee is very excited about.”
“My wife is perhaps the most honest person I know. She did a great job in Burlington College,” Sanders told CNN. “Sadly we are in a moment where parties not only attack public officials, they have to go after wives and children. You know, this is pathetic and that’s the way politics is in America today.”
Toensing said that the allegations require a closer look by FBI officials.
“If you look at who was harmed by this whole financial debacle, the Catholic Church lost almost $2 million, the taxpayers of Vermont lost almost $150,000, the bank lost untold amounts of money and the school went bankrupt,” he said. “But [Jane and Bernie Sanders], they were not financially harmed.”