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Sanders' Wife Under FBI Probe for Real Estate Deal

His interview came after reports that he and his wife had lawyered up as feds looked into allegations Jane Sanders fudged loan documents for a 33-acre expansion to Burlington College's campus while she served as the school president.

"It is a sad state of affairs in America, not only when we have politicians being destroyed, publicly, with their attacks against elected officials". VTDigger and Politico reported Bernie and Jane Sanders have hired two attorneys to represent them in the probe. Do you know if she's under FBI investigation?

According to the independent VTDigger, the Federal Bureau of Investigation is looking into allegations initially made by a top Vermont Republican that Sanders' office pressured a local bank into granting a $6.7 million loan for Burlington College to purchase a lakefront campus. In an interview with CNN's Erin Burnett, Sanders would not confirm the existence of an Federal Bureau of Investigation probe, but denounced Republicans for going after his wife. As longtime Sanders' reporter Harry Jaffe concluded: "In hindsight, it's hard to avoid blaming Jane Sanders for the Burlington College fiasco". It closed in 2016 after struggling to make the repayments.

According to allegations leveled last January by Brady Toensing - one of USA 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. "When she left it, it was in better shape than it'd ever been". Five years later, just at the moment - coincidentally, no doubt - when I am a candidate for president of the United States, Donald Trump's campaign manager, a vice chairman of the Republican Party in Vermont, launched this investigation.

Sen. Bernie Sanders didn't mince words on Tuesday when asked about the FBI's investigation into his wife - calling it a "pathetic" and politically motivated attack, spurred by President Trump.

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"That's what this is about".

"My wife is about the most honest person I know", Sanders said, scoffing and cutting off Burnett's initial question.

The self-proclaimed socialist electrified young progressives in the 2016 presidential election, but Hillary Clinton beat him to the Democratic White House nomination.

SANDERS: That's all I want to say, and we'll let it play out.

On Tuesday night's edition of "OutFront", Burnett wrapped up her interview with Sen.

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