She is accused of fraudulently obtaining a $10 million bank loan that was purportedly used to buy 33 acres of land for the school. In 2016, the college closed its doors for good after being debt-ridden for years. Lawyers for the Sanders note the loan application was "approved by the financial board" at Burlington College and call any claims of pressure from the senator's office "false".
According to Politico Magazine, the Sanders family has hired Rich Cassidy, "a well-connecting Burlington attorney and Sanders devotee", and Larry Robbins, who defended Scooter Libby.
Toensing told CBS that the investigation was started during the Obama administration. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., who each have expressed serious reservations with the bill for very different reasons, said during exclusive interviews on Sunday's "Meet The Press" that rushing a vote before the July 4th recess would be unwise. Sanders and his wife Jane O'Meara Sa.
The Sanderses' spokesman, Jeff Weaver, who was the senator's 2016 presidential campaign manager, said the allegations that prompted the investigation were politically motivated attacks.
While many members of Congress often bristle in response, most do not limit the scope of reporters' inquiries. Sanders' presidential campaign, confirmed Friday that the attorneys had been hired to represent O'Meara Sanders. He said he's only looking for a "fair, impartial and thorough investigation".
U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders castigated President Donald Trump in a speech Thursday at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, accusing him of sliding America toward authoritarianism. One of the tenets of the loans was that Burlington had to provide evidence of at least $2 million in donations as collateral.
Sanders' attempt to brush away the investigation as baseless because Brady Toensing, then-candidate Trump's campaign manager in Vermont, initiated the request appears to be untrue.
After rattling through boilerplate talking points - he opposes Trump's health care plan, opposes tax breaks to those on top, opposes climate change deniers - Sanders laid into Trump, citing a number of tactics the president is using to solidify his power. Even while Hillary Clinton battled Bernie for the Democratic crown, more accusations emerged that would eventually add to her election demise. Davis said he didn't think the Burlington College issue would end up hurting Sanders' re-election prospects.