To listen to Bernie Sanders, the investigation into his wife’s banking scandal was politically motivate by Trump allies. BUT one little fact completely undermines that:
Sen. Sanders has alleged that Toensing was motivated to file the complaint because of his ties to Trump. But Toensing told Fox News that is simply wrong. He didn’t take on the role of Vermont state chairman for the Trump campaign until the summer of 2016, well after the federal grand jury investigation of Mrs. Sanders began.
“This investigation was started under President Obama’s Justice Department,” Toensing said. “The senator’s claims are a common, but lame diversion for politicians faced with a grand jury investigation. He should focus on answering the allegations, which are solidly based on analysis of facts from documents obtained through public records requests and evidence gathered by investigative reporters.”
SO… it was started under Obama’s watch. And it benefitted Clinton. Now consider that a leaked Wikileaks email showed the Clinton camp planning to nail Bernie on the issue:
According to a series of 2015 emails to and from Clinton’s campaign manager, John Podesta, leaked to and published on Wikileaks, the Clinton team wrote an extensive political opposition memo entitled “Sanders Top Hits-Thematics.” The memo details Mrs. Sanders’ role in the college’s financial failure, and parallels the ongoing FBI investigation, now before a grand jury, into the scandal. Other email correspondence shows the Clinton team believed scandals surrounding the college and Jane Sanders provided an opportunity to knock the Vermont senator’s reputation and chances to win the Democratic primary election.
“I think our first question is how are we going to defeat Sanders. … he’s not who he says he is — gun votes, DSCC money, Jane. There may be other options too but these seem to be the strongest attacks to consider. How we undermine Sanders candidacy is our threshold question,” a Clinton campaign official wrote in the fall 2015.
Attaching to an email the “hits” piece with potentially damaging about Mrs. Sanders, another official wrote: “We have a meeting scheduled on Thursday to discuss next steps on Bernie Sanders … we’d like for everyone to come having reviewed the material and ready to discuss which hits and themes we want to deploy.”
Now it doesn’t take Alex Jones to connect the dots here – the DNC was already caught cheating in the election for the sake of Hillary winning. So is there a chance that Obama might have triggered the investigation to help Hillary too? Hmmm….