The Washington Post published an extensively detailed investigative report on Monday that documented the ongoing and accelerating FBI probe into the alleged bank fraud of Jane Sanders. “A federal investigation into a land deal led by Jane Sanders, the wife and political adviser of Sen. Bernie Sanders, has accelerated in recent months,” they wrote. But the Big Three Networks (ABC, CBS, and NBC) and the Spanish-language networks (Univision and Telemundo) had no interest in sharing the report that’s highly damaging to the socialist Senator. Instead, they focused on smearing President Trump and Senate Republicans.
“With prosecutors hauling off more than a dozen boxes of records from the Vermont college she once ran and calling a state official to testify before a grand jury, according to interviews and documents,” The Post’s Shawn Boburg and Jack Gillum wrote. “A half-dozen people said in interviews in recent days that they had been contacted by the FBI or federal prosecutors…”
Clearly, there’s something serious being considered by the FBI, but neither ABC, CBS, nor NBC has spoken about the investigation or about how both Bernie and Jane Sanders have lawyered up. The only place on TV news the investigation was ever seriously covered (outside of Fox News and Fox Business) was during the July 2 edition of Jake Tapper’s State of the Union on CNN, when he actually questioned Senator Sanders directly.
Back in 2010, Burlington College President Jane Sanders was attempting to get a loan to help move the school to a new campus. She sought a loan from a bank worth $6.7 million. “Sanders told college trustees and lenders that the college had commitments for millions of dollars in donations that could be used to repay the loan, according to former trustees and state officials,” The Post noted. “Trustees said they later discovered that many of the donors had not agreed to the amounts or timing of the donations listed on documents Jane Sanders provided to a state bonding agency and a bank.”
Jane Sanders was forced to resign in disgrace and left the school in such dire financial straits that Burlington College went bankrupt and closed its doors in 2016. But despite the fact that she was forced to resign for lying on documents, spokesman Jeff Weaver blamed the intensifying investigation on Trump. “She and her husband fear President Trump’s Justice Department could use the investigation as a way to derail a potential 2020 challenger,” he claimed, also admitting that the Obama administration didn’t press the matter.
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And according to The Post’s report, people have been brought before grand juries for questioning and subpoenas for the land deal’s records:
Last week, an attorney for the Vermont Educational and Health Buildings Financing Agency, which helped the college get financing, told The Post that its executive director was asked to testify before a grand jury in April. That is the first public confirmation that prosecutors have sought to present evidence to a grand jury … Also in April, the Vermont Educational and Health Buildings Financing Agency received a subpoena for records related to the land deal and all fundraising efforts, pledges and donations, according to a copy of the subpoena The Post obtained through a public records request.
Instead of reporting the alleged bank fraud of the Sanders, CBS Evening News aired an over three and a half minute report where they claimed the Trump family was treating the White House as a family business. On ABC’s World News Tonight, correspondent Mary Bruce championed anti-GOP protesters angry at the Senate health care bill, while touting a tweet by Hillary Clinton. NBC, CBS, and Telemundo also showcased anti-GOP protesters. Telemundo also dedicated nearly two minutes to a University of Southern California study on the health benefits of coffee, while Univision dedicated more than two minutes to a story on the "Coco Loco" chocolate inhalation product.