Bernie Sanders Denies Allegations Over Dirty Land Deal and Blatant Nepotism While His Wife Was In Charge Of The Now Shuttered Burlington College

by Robert Carbery
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Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’ wife, Jane Sanders, has engaged in blatant nepotism while she was president of the now inoperable Burlington College. The Sanders family are not the lovable old Socialists the left thinks they are. They are a corrupt political family and flawed human beings who will do what they have to do to get ahead in life and help their family along the way.
Jane Sanders approved a deal for Burlington College with the Vermont Woodworking School back in 2009 that surely accelerated Burlington’s severe financial problems. Burlington College poured roughly $500,000 into the school between 2009 and 2012 to cover the costs of students taking furniture-making and woodworking design courses, according to a report from VTDigger.
And guess what, Carina Driscoll, Jane Sanders’ daughter, co-founded this woodworking school and was its president while the deal was made with Burlington. The sweetheart deal was finally formalized into a contract but only after Sanders left Burlington in 2011. An investigation is now underway into Sanders’ potential fraud while head of Burlington, which filed for bankruptcy last year.
Carol Moore, who served as Burlington’s president until its collapse last year, said that “This was a sweetheart deal for Carina Driscoll.” She also felt the woodworking school was “gouging the college” and added it was “barely” profitable, in an interview with VTDigger.
But there is more to this story.
The 2016 Democratic presidential candidate’s wife also obtained a more than questionable $10 million loan secured while she was president of Burlington. The loan was to buy land and buildings for a campus expansion where disabled residents were already living. This loan would eventually fail and the college would later shut its doors. The investigation is honing in on whether or not Sanders claimed there was $2.6 million in pledged donations for the loan or not. It appears the college only took in $676,000 over four years in donations.
The Washington conservative non-partisan watchdog Judicial Watch has obtained records “that paint a rather disturbing personal portrait of a heartless spouse – and longtime political adviser – of the Democratic Socialist candidate for president of the United States.”
Judicial Watch explained further: “Jane Sanders was president of the ‘troubled college’ from 2004 to 2011 and in 2010 set up a loan and land purchase of 33 acres, ‘despite low enrollment and financial difficulties.’” Yet, somehow the bank would approve the loan. Many are alleging that her husband’s senatorial office pressured the bank to approve it while Jane orchestrated the deal to purchase the land from the Roman Catholic Diocese of Burlington. It seems almost certain that outside pressure was applied for Burlington to receive this loan despite its porous financials.
According to records obtained by Judicial Watch, Sanders tried to kick disabled people out of their group home. Furthermore, Jane wrote a letter to attorney Todd Centybear representing the group home about how she’s having trouble evicting the 16 residents there. She wrote: “It is simply not fair to expect the college to continue to carry the burden of the expenses associated with housing both your population and ours until February 2012.” However, it was Sanders’ responsibility to help relocate these residents, not evict them. Instead, we learn of the Sanders family’s heartlessness and ultimate incompetence in this instance.
Sen. Sanders has defended his wife recently, stating that accusations against her are “fairly pathetic,” using the go-to political trick that wives are out of bounds. Well, Bernie, when your wife makes questionable moves that lead to a college shuttering its doors after some shady dealings in a state where you are one of the most, if not the most powerful politician, then no, your wife is not out of bounds. She is fair game.
This blatant nepotism is what is wrong with politics these days and in years past as well. It happens on both sides of the aisle and corrupts even the most moral of Americans looking to “serve.” Those with power will use it to their advantage, no matter the consequences. It appears even the kind old Socialist Bernie Sanders is not above this.
Jane Sanders’ actions in outright support of her daughter’s for-profit woodworking business really should never have been allowed. The loan for the land purchase made no financial sense and yet, it was swiftly approved. And now, federal investigators are digging into the Sanders family’s dealings in this area. Something doesn’t add up.
Instead of using that money for something worthwhile and beneficial to young students trying to set themselves up for success in life, the money was squandered over a decade to the VT Woodworking School that is now defunct along with Burlington College.
The Sanders family have now lawyered up while Bernie continues to deny deny deny.
The Democratic Socialist is up for re-election next November and Bernie has indicated he is running for a third term.
Will he be in damage control until then? Or will he and/or his wife be looking at time behind bars?

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10 thoughts on “Bernie Sanders Denies Allegations Over Dirty Land Deal and Blatant Nepotism While His Wife Was In Charge Of The Now Shuttered Burlington College”

  1. Don’t think this will get much attention. Bernie has already called it political retribution and that’s all he needs to say. It will quietly go away.

    • Isn’t this the the guy that was going to stand up to the corrupt banking and military establishment, that ended up endorsing that war criminal Clinton who has been taking bribes from the entire banking industry (in the form of “speeches” of course) – the woman that stole the primary from him, that he was too cowardly to stand up to after she did?

    • DCNF reported on this 2 years ago and the investigation began in 2016.
      EXCLUSIVE: Bernie Sanders’ Wife May Have Defrauded State Agency, Bank
      Panders and his wife will continue their feel-good-folksy-fakery and
      victimology philosophy to fuel their political ponzi scheme, they don’t have any talent for anything else.
      Why didn’t Bernie quit the campaign until after California?
      Anyone who has run a company, an NGO, a charity, a think tank, a newsletter, a political campaign can tell you a very simple fact. 30% of all donors or subscribers come from California.
      For Democrats it means $100 million a year, first in the nation. And while it is 10th in percentage of states population, the total is ginormous, far and away, the biggest part of the annual budget of the DNC.
      And if Bernie gets to California he pads his mailing list by tens of thousands and these names will be the little oil wells that will fund all of his projects and his grandchildren’s projects for years to come.
      Why Bernie won’t quit?

  2. U peeps in the NE know what to do. Kick out disabled people to funnel money to your daughters failing enterprise. How about the all edged 250 thousand a year she made destroyin this Lib College and the supposed 250 Grand severance pay?
    This is what Socialist/Bolsheviks/Commies do. First they steal everything then murdered ALL who stand up or may even stand up to them. Castro’s familia is supposedly worth over 900 million da last I read it in Forbes. Raoul actually ran the execution squads who would machine gun down 200 at a time and Che, was the presiding Doctor, who would put a bullet in da head of those still squirming. Hemmingway would watch and write Fidel that THEY needed to murder MORE! If these Globalist Scum ever gain total control of the NWO they WILL murder Millions of Americans ad Billions around the world to git to their Satanic driven number of just 500 Million people on the earth!
    Then their is the Venezuelan chick Chavez, who’s old man was the Commie leader, She is supposed to be worth over 4 Billion while the people do not have FOOD or Toilet paper. Who needs toilet paper when ya ain’t got no food. No LOL!

  3. His wife knew the college was failing and took out the loan anyway. And his daughter was way overpaid for giving woodworking classes as well there. She got 500 grand a year to teach woodworking? Gimme a break……they ALL are commies to the core…..steal everything that isn’t nailed down and then go bankrupt and leave others on the hook…… Bernie and his sleezy wife Jane hopeflly will go to jail….even if it’s only for one year…..

  4. We need the “Close RACIST LIBERAL HYPOCRITE BIGOT Bernie Sanders loopholes” Act…. if you demonstrate & DEMAND people integrate —- YOU have to live in a DIVERSE neighborhood !!!!!! MOVE Sanders into the Chicago Ghetto so he can spend his declining years mixing with those he SAYS he loves. Don’t you DARE demand I integrate while YOU RUN AWAY .
    Sanders was born and raised in the New York City borough of Brooklyn and graduated from the University of CHICAGO in 1964. While a student, he was an active civil rights protest organizer for the CONGRESS OF RACIAL EQUALITY and STUDENT (not really)NONVIOLENT COORDINATING COMMITTEE.
    Bernie ran to Vermont in 1968, to get away from BLACKS to raise HIS family in SAFETY Sanders switched PARTIES, BETRAYED the Veterans, and instigates the Blacks and then RUNS AWAY.
    In January 1962, Sanders led a rally at the University of Chicago administration building to protest university president George Wells Beadle’s segregated campus housing policy. “We feel it is an intolerable situation when Negro and white students of the university cannot live together in university-owned apartments,” Sanders said at the protest. But then Sanders ran to SAFE LILLY WHITE VERMONT to raise HIS children far away from those Blacks he demands you raise your children among.

  5. Bwahahah! Bernie has worked the starry eyed idealists like a Harlem pimp and even took their lunch money. On top of that he rolled over in one of the most vomit inducing acts ever seen in American politics by folding and supporting the corrupt murderer Hillary Clinton. Looks like the jigs up unless Sanders’ useful idiots are so stupid they will keep supporting this fraud.

  6. Watch this schmuck campaign for Clinton, as he talks about “FREE COLLEGE TUITION!”, his grandkids “future”, refuses to answer questions about Clinton’s pay-to-play, while simultaneously calling Trump a bigot repeatedly like some parakeet.
    His body language, eyes, and repetition of phrases, regurgitated like a cheap script, tell all.
    Reporter: Do you think your supporters will vote for Clinton?
    Panders: Trump is a bigot.
    Reporter: Is this hard for you?
    Panders: Trump is a bigot.
    Reporter: What color is this microphone?
    Panders: Trump is a bigot.


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