US Federal investigators have started to dig into the murky finances brought together for a real estate deal by Jane O'Meara Sanders, the wife of US Senator Bernie Sanders. The finances were for a college which was never realized. Jane O'Meara Sanders has appointed a lawyer to protect her interests. According to VTDigger, a news website, Jane O'Meara Sanders had made a series of fraudulent promises and claims while she sought financing to a tune of $10 million for a certain real estate seal.
Sanders was an independent candidate who competed for the US presidency from the Democratic Party in 2016. He was thrown out of the race in the primaries by his Democratic compatriot, Hillary Clinton. The latter lost the presidency to Donald J. Trump in the presidential election.
Brady Toensing filed a complaint against Jane O'Meara Sanders in early 2016. Toensing is an attorney and incidentally worked as campaign chairman for Donald Trump in Vermont during the 2016 presidential elections. The attorney also claimed in a separate allegation that the senatorial office of Bernie Sanders put pressure on a bank to give its approval towards the loan.
Senator Bernie Sanders, when asked about the loan, during a Washington press conference on June 26, sought to deflect the question. The press conference was on the subject of expansion of community health centers. He wanted to keep questions solely on healthcare. He chided a reporter from Associated Press when the latter tried to question him concerning the investigation by the FBI. When a Fox reporter asked him the same question, the Senator was scathing in his reply. He sarcastically said that he was glad that the reporter is interested in the GOP leadership having proposed a legislation which will push millions of Americans out of the health insurance umbrella. On the other hand, the same legislation will provide billions of dollars of tax breaks. These breaks will be enjoyed by the creamy one percent.
Jeff Weaver, the Sandersr's spokesperson, and who was Bernie Sanders' 2016 presidential campaign manager, responded to media questions by saying that the allegations leveled against his defendants were politically motivated ones. It was noted by Toensing that investigations into Jane O'Meary Sanders' finances were started when Barack Obama, a Democrat, held the reins of the presidency. The Vermont Attorney General was also a Democrat. The Republican supporter said that he only wants a comprehensive and fair investigation.