Sanders: FBI's investigation of wife won’t be a ‘distraction’

Sanders: FBI's investigation of wife won’t be a ‘distraction’
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Sen. Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersSenators pledge action on Saudi journalist’s disappearance Senators concerned as Trump official disputes UN climate change warning Jake Tapper hits Trump over 'Medicare for all' op-ed: ‘It’s only an hourlong show, we can’t get into every lie’ MORE (I-Vt.) says the FBI's investigation of his wife, Jane Sanders, will not "be a distraction," The Washington Post reported Sunday.

“This was a story that just, amazingly enough, came out in the middle of my presidential campaign, initiated by Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump: 'I don't trust everybody in the White House' JPMorgan CEO withdraws from Saudi conference Trump defends family separations at border MORE’s campaign manager in Vermont,” Sanders told the newspaper. “That’s about it. I don’t think it’ll be a distraction.”

The bureau is reportedly looking into whether Jane Sanders falsified loan documents while she served as the president of Burlington College. The small Vermont liberal arts school closed down in May 2016 after going bankrupt and failing to meet accreditation standards.


Bernie and Jane Sanders have hired two top D.C.-based lawyers, Rich Cassidy and Larry Robbins, as their legal counsel for the ongoing probe, which began in January, the senator's former campaign manager, Jeff Weaver, told Politico.

“It would be negligent for anyone involved in the matter to not retain counsel,” Weaver told the news outlet.

Weaver last month told The Daily Caller that the FBI had not yet contacted Bernie Sanders.

The FBI has not filed formal charges against Jane Sanders.