Where is the breathless reporting on the FBI’s investigation into Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and his wife Jane Sanders?
If you haven’t heard the story yet, it’s not your fault. The reason you haven’t heard about the very real FBI investigation into the possibility that the Sanders family has committed bank fraud, is because the media has been inundating you with the very fake story that the FBI might be investigating President Trump (they aren’t).
Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vermont, and his wife, Jane Sanders have hired prominent defense attorneys amid an FBI investigation into a loan Jane Sanders obtained to expand Burlington College while she was its president, CBS News confirms.
Politico Magazine first reported the Sanders had hired lawyers to defend them in the probe. Sanders’ top adviser Jeff Weaver told CBS News the couple has sought legal protection over federal agents’ allegations from a January 2016 complaint accusing then-President of Burlington College, Ms. Sanders, of distorting donor levels in a 2010 loan application for $10 million from People’s United Bank to purchase 33 acres of land for the institution…
According to Politico, prosecutors might also be looking into allegations that Sen. Sanders’ office inappropriately urged the bank to approve the loan.
Yeah. That’s a pretty big deal.
It’s a bigger deal than the nothing-burger that Trump may have colluded with Russia, or that Trump may have obstructed justice in the Michael Flynn investigation. (He did neither.)
Erick Erickson recently wrote about the irony of the situation:
The irony here is rich. Democrats have rallied to Bernie Sanders as the leader of the opposition against Donald Trump. He attracts huge crowds across the nation. One of his acolytes tried to assassinate members of Congress. And Bernie Sanders is under investigation by the FBI, unlike the President…
So President Trump did not pressure James Comey, but Bernie Sanders might have pressured a bank. The FBI is now investigating And still the left will rally to Sanders because they really do not care about the allegations. They just hate Donald Trump.
Thankfully, veteran journalist and chief political correspondent for NBC, Chuck Todd, had an interview lined up with Sanders where he would no doubt hit the Senator with some hard questions…
Todd didn’t even broach the subject. Sanders sat with Todd for a 7-minute segment during which Todd never asked Sanders about the ongoing FBI investigation into his family’s business dealings. NOT ONCE.
Todd did ask Sanders about the Republican healthcare bill, the Democrat Party’s inability to defeat the GOP, and about the rhetoric that Sanders uses to “fight” the Trump administration, but he never asked about the FBI’s investigation. Weird, right?
But don’t get mad at Chuck, it wasn’t just NBC that has refused to bring up the FBI investigation.
This news went unreported on ABC, CBS and NBC, despite the fact that Meet the Press anchor Chuck Todd had a seven minute interview with Sanders on Sunday. The topic never came up. The networks again on Monday skipped it.
CBS managed to cover the story online, Friday. But not on the actual network.
At least someone is covering the story…