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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 SandersSanders won't vote for bipartisan infrastructure deal Bipartisan infrastructure deal takes fire from left and right Politics of discontent: Who will move to the center and win back Americans' trust? 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.
 
Brady Toensing, a lawyer in Vermont who served as the chairman for President TrumpDonald TrumpDOJ asks Supreme Court to revive Boston Marathon bomber death sentence, in break with Biden vow Biden looking to build momentum for Putin meeting DOJ tells media execs that reporters were not targets of investigations MORE's campaign in that state, filed a complaint against Sanders following the publication of that report.
 
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.