Bernie Sanders accused of funneling 'taxpayer' and 'school money' to his family

Bernie Sanders faces accusations of funneling "taxpayer money" and "school money" to his family. These accusations come from an author named Peter Schweizer who wrote a book called Profiles in Corruption: Abuse of Power by America's Progressive Elite.

Schweizer spoke with Sean Hannity on Monday night to discuss the accusations.

During the show, he said specifically the following about Sanders:


Bernie over the course of his 30-plus years in public office has final huge sums of money to his family. That includes hiring family members even when it was not justified in the Burlington city governments. But more specifically, the 2016 campaign, there was this mysterious media-buying company called Old Town Media that was set up.

Schweizer went into more detail during the show.

He was then further quoted, by Pam Key of Breitbart, as saying:

They funneled $83 million through this media-buying company, which was located in a house on a cul-de-sac in suburban Virginia... Had no website, had no presence whatsoever. That company was run by two of Bernie Sanders’ wife’s friends. When she was asked about her connection or relationship to that firm, she hung up on a local Vermont reporter. So there are various ways taxpayer money, school money other things that have flowed to the family and have made the Sanders family very very wealthy.

It appears this might require an investigation, but it remains unclear if that will ever take place. There's a good chance these accusations could be brushed off by Sanders' campaign in general.

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