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Sat Feb 15, 2020, 12:06 AM

 

VTDigger: One family, two schools: Questions raised about another Sanders deal

Do you remember a few weeks ago when Bernie's campaign widely distributed an op-ed arguing that Joe Biden had a "big corruption problem" in the midst of an impeachment trial?

Well, given that Bernie has spread attacks on Biden's character based largely on drummed up smears orchestrated by Trump allies what about Bernie? Can Bernie meet the standards set by his own campaign?

For example, what about a deal brokered by his wife, Jane Sanders, on the one hand, and Carina Driscoll, his step daughter, on the other. Heck, Bernie's SuperPAC has subsequently endorsed and funneled campaign money to Carina Driscoll. Was there a conflict of interest? Did the Sanders family orchestrate a deal where the benefitted on both sides of the transaction?

https://vtdigger.org/2017/06/13/one-family-two-schools-questions-swirl-around-another-sanders-deal/

While one deal struck by Jane O’Meara Sanders during her time as Burlington College’s president has triggered a federal investigation, another arrangement she engineered is breeding claims of nepotism and allegations of veiled threats against her husband’s presidential campaign.

The bad blood centers on the relationship the college forged with the Vermont Woodworking School, co-founded and run by Sanders’ daughter, Carina Driscoll.

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According to publicly available tax documents, the Vermont Woodworking School received more than $500,000 between 2009 and 2012 for “materials charges and lease of bench space” for Burlington College students who took furniture-making and woodworking design courses in a restored red barn in Fairfax.

Lease payments were not the only costs Burlington College paid in connection with the woodworking school. The college also paid Driscoll, at various points, for administrative work and covered the salaries for some woodworking professors. The Vermont Woodworking School received roughly half of the tuition money for each student from Burlington College.
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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sat Feb 15, 2020, 12:08 AM

1. LOL.

 

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Response to DanTex (Reply #1)

Sat Feb 15, 2020, 02:25 PM

4. LOL: It's a Nothingburger Defense

 

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sat Feb 15, 2020, 12:11 AM

2. Kick and a Big R!

 

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sat Feb 15, 2020, 12:22 AM

3. Rural woodworking?

 

My God... even this man's scandals are granola
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Response to Recursion (Reply #3)

Sun Feb 16, 2020, 09:14 PM

5. Jane Sanders On One Side of the Deal. Her Daughter On The Other.

 

This is the point. One of Trump's main weaknesses is his corruption as exemplified by his nepotism and self-dealing among his family. Bernie himself has attacked and suggested Democratic opponents are corrupt. Yet, Bernie's own history does not meet his alleged standards.

Bernie attacked foundations, yet he formed one that was used to promote him politically.

Bernie decried dark money and SuperPACs, yet his surrogates formed one, Our Revolution, which benefits him and his family members such as Carina Driscoll, who was endorsed and received funds from Our Revolution.


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