The allegations of bank fraud were initiated by Brady Toensing, a former Vermont GOP vice chair and former state campaign chair for President Donald Trump, CNN reported. "I don't think it'll be a distraction", Sanders said between rallies organized against the Senate health-care bill last week.
"That's not what I'm talking about today", Sanders told a reporter with the Associated Press who attempted to question him about the ongoing investigation.
"All that I will tell you now, Erin, it is a sad state of affairs in America. That's pretty pathetic", he said.
CNN host Erin Burnett asked Sanders whether or not he knew his wife was being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, but did not acknowledge that he was also part of the probe. Since Bernie is the boogeyman for a whole lot of people, one has to agree. The couple, who honeymooned in the Soviet Union, is under scrutiny after Jane Sanders allegedly made false statements on a bank loan application while serving as president of a college in Vermont. Jane Sanders has hired an attorney to protect her interests in the matter, a family spokesperson said.
Tuesday on CNN's "Outfront", Sen.
According to allegations leveled last January by Brady Toensing - one of US president Donald Trump's top supporters in Vermont - Sanders' wife lied about the now-defunct college's financial support on an application for a $10 million bank loan for a 33-acre piece of property it purchased from the Roman Catholic church. Bernie Sanders and his wife had "lawyered up" as the FBI investigates whether Jane Sanders committed fraud when acquiring a loan for now-closed Burlington College in Vermont, which she led from 2004 to 2011. Sanders may have applied on the bank to approve the loan, CBS News said. He laughs derisively when the subject is first broached, interrupts the question, refuses to answer it (twice), then claims this was all cooked up by a Trump supporter to "attack" his wife - which he calls "pathetic".
Despite her husband's claims, it was reportedly launched more than a year ago by the Obama administration. He did not indicate that he was aware of a federal investigation into himself or his wife. And the Republican in question has rightly noted that when this probe started, the DOJ was run by liberal Democrats.