The Federal Bureau of Investigation is still digging into Jane Sanders shady land deal, interviewing witnesses in recent weeks and weighing the possibility of convening a grand jury to review the investigation, reports Fox News.
Jane, the wife of Vermont Senator and former presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders, came under scrutiny earlier this year regarding a land deal she secured while President of Burlington College in 2010.
Sanders secured approximately $10 million in loans by allegedly using false information. The college went out of business a short time later.
“[Sanders] resigned in 2011 amid allegations that she purposely inflated and made up the amount of money donors have pledged to the school and provided incorrect information to a bank to get the loan. Multiple individuals, who were listed as college donors, have since come forward denying the commitments,” write Fox.
The ongoing probe is being handled by the FBI and the Department of Justice; with recent interviews and a possible grand jury indicating the probe is nowhere near ending.
Sen. Sanders categorically denies the charges, saying his wife is the “most honest” person he’s ever met, and calling the allegations a political hit-job to damage his prospects in the 2020 presidential race.
CASH TO BERN: Sanders Spends $40k on Private Jets in Just 3 Months
Socialist Senator Bernie Sanders’ campaign spent nearly $40,000 on private plane travel last quarter; jetting around the country while slamming the “devastating” impacts of climate change and hypocritically calling for higher carbon and emission taxes.
According to Fox News, Friends of Bernie Sanders spent $37,567 to rent private charter planes during the third quarter of 2017; using the luxury jets to fly across the country and deliver speeches calling for higher taxes and warning of the impacts of global warming.
Official documents show the campaign renting the private aircraft from Apollo Jets, an aviation company that offers luxury planes that could potentially accommodate upwards of 500 people or “plush business class chairs for 50 or more.”
“The scientific community is clear: Global warming is real and it is caused by human activity. In terms of droughts, heat waves, floods, forest fires, disease, rising sea levels and extreme weather disturbances, global warming is already causing devastating problems,” wrote Sanders in an op-ed published by the Huffington Post in 2014.
“A carbon tax must be a central part of our strategy for dramatically reducing carbon pollution,” he added.