RNC sends email depicting Jane Sanders in jail

The Republican National Committee (RNC) in an email sent Monday shows Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersDemocrats worry they don't have right candidate to beat Trump Overnight Health Care: Top health official defends contract payments to Trump allies | Vaping advocates confident Trump will turn from flavor ban | Sanders gets endorsement from nurses union Krystal Ball credits Gabbard's upswing in 2020 race to 'feckless' Democratic establishment MORE’s (I-Vt.) wife, Jane, in jail.

The RNC email, with the subject line “jane in jail??,” includes an update on a federal investigation centered on Jane Sanders's time as president of Burlington College.


The email also shows an image of Jane Sanders behind bars, alongside a “Bernie 2020” logo and question marks.



“To recap: The Obama Justice Department launched a federal probe into allegations that Jane committed bank fraud while she was president of the now-defunct Burlington College, and that Bernie used his official office to grease the wheels on a loan,” the email reads.

The email also features a post from a Vermont-based blogger, VTDigger, that reports a grand jury has begun to hear witness testimony in the case.

VTDigger reported in 2016 that Jane Sanders had inflated the amount of donations the small Vermont college had received.

The college shut down in May 2016 after failing to meet accreditation standards and going bankrupt. Jane Sanders was not working there at the time.

Bernie and Jane Sanders hired two D.C.-based lawyers to represent them during the investigation, which reportedly started last January.

Prosecutors stepped up their efforts last year, collecting more than a dozen boxes of documents from Burlington College and contacting about half a dozen people in the probe.

Bernie Sanders has slammed the investigation as “pathetic” and “politically motivated.”