Adviser: Bernie Sanders's wife cleared in land deal investigation

Adviser: Bernie Sanders's wife cleared in land deal investigation
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An adviser to Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersOVERNIGHT ENERGY: Trump signs order removing environmental reviews for major projects | New Trump air rule will limit future pollution regulations, critics say | DNC climate group calls for larger federal investment on climate than Biden plan Google: Chinese and Iranian hackers targeting Biden, Trump campaigns Sanders: Police departments that violate civil rights should lose federal funding MORE (I-Vt.) said Tuesday that Jane Sanders, the senator's wife, has been cleared in a federal investigation into a land deal involving her tenure at Burlington College.

Jeff Weaver, Sanders's former presidential campaign manager, told CNN that charges will not be filed against Jane Sanders.

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"Jane is grateful the investigation has come to an end. She has said from the beginning that she did nothing wrong and she is pleased that the matter has come to a conclusion," Weaver said.
 
The FBI had reportedly been investigating whether Sanders falsified documents regarding loan donations Burlington College received in 2010, when she was the college's president.
 
The investigation was opened after VTDigger, a news organization in Vermont, reported in 2016 that she had inflated the amount of donations the college received.
 
 
Bernie Sanders told CNN's Jake Tapper last year that politics were to blame for the investigation being opened.
 
"Right in the middle of my presidential campaign, I know this will shock the viewers, the vice chairman of the Vermont Republican Party, who happened to be Donald Trump's campaign manager, raised this issue and initiated this investigation," he said.