Senator Bernie Sanders’ wife, Jane Sanders, is not satisfied with the progress of the FBI investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server during her tenure as Secretary of State.
During an appearance on Fox Business Networks’s Cavuto: Coast to Coast, Jane Sanders said it would be better if the bureau speed up the probe into Clinton’s email scandal.
Although she wants the case closed, Jane Sanders said the senator’s campaign did not want to comment on the case or politicize it. The Sanders camp said that while the probe is ongoing and they believe that the process should be followed, they feel like the pace is rather slow.
“What we said right from the beginning … right after the debate where he said, ‘Enough of your damn emails,’ he also said ‘There is a process. It’s going forward. It’s an FBI investigation,” Mrs. Sanders said. “We want to let it go through without politicizing it and then we’ll find out what the situation is.”
“And that’s how we still feel,” Jane Sanders said. “I mean, it would be nice if the FBI moved it along.”
Clinton is currently being investigated by the FBI for her use of an unsecured private server, which she had set up in her New York home. The former Secretary of State is believed to have put U.S. national security in jeopardy by sending classified information via her private server. There were 22 emails believed to contain classified information that the presidential hopeful had turned over to the State Department.
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Aside from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the State Department Inspector General, State Department’s Bureau of Diplomatic Security, Intelligence Community Inspector General, and the House Select Committee on Benghazi are also investigating Clinton’s use of a private server in her official state business.
Although Bernie Sanders avoids attacking his rival over her email scandal, the Senator criticized the former First Lady for her connections with Wall Street. He has repeatedly challenged Clinton over the past few months to release the transcripts of her Wall Street speeches.
Previous reports revealed that Goldman Sachs paid the former Secretary of State $675,000 for three speaking engagements. In response to her rival’s call for transparency, the Democratic front-runner said she would release the transcripts of her Wall Street speeches if the Sanders campaign releases their tax records.
Bernie Sanders made his 2014 tax returns public after vowing to do so during the April 14 debate. Now, they are waiting for the Clinton camp to make the next move.
Jane Sanders said they would not disclose the remaining tax records unless her husband’s rival released the transcripts of her controversial speeches.
“You know, what’s interesting is we released the 2014 (tax return),” she said when CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer asked about their finances. “Clinton hasn’t released a transcript yet, so why don’t we wait and see what happens?”
In a separate interview, Senator Sanders said he was willing to disclose the remaining tax statements from the last eight years like Clinton did. The former Secretary of State previously criticized him for not disclosing his tax records while she boasted that hers can be accessed on her website.
“We made less money in a given year than Secretary Clinton made in one speech,” he told CNN’s Dana Bash on April 17. “Jane and I don’t have a bunch of accountants working for us. We will get it out.”
When Bash pressed him, the Vermont senator said he would probably disclose the rest within a week.
Jane Sanders is not only Bernie Sanders’ wife; she is also one of his key advisers.
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