Socialist Sanders and wife caught diverting campaign, nonprofit funds to family, friends


Bernie Sanders and his wife sitting pretty / Source:

Independent Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and his wife have been funneling campaign donations as well as nonprofit funds to family members and friends.

The money benefitted his wife, step-daughter, and the son of a former colleague whom he described as a close friend, according to The Washington Free Beacon.

Sanders, who describes himself as a democratic socialist, is basing his presidential campaign on, among other things, combating income inequality and government corruption.

The Free Beacon reported:

Following 16 years as a member of the House, Sanders was elected to the Senate in 2006. His political campaigns were an early vehicle for payments to his family members.
According to Jane O’Meara Sanders, the senator’s wife, Sanders’ House campaigns paid her more than $90,000 for consulting and ad placement services from 2002 to 2004. She pocketed about $30,000 of that money.

Her daughter Carina Driscoll, Sanders’ stepdaughter, also drew a salary from the campaign. She was paid more than $65,000 between 2000 and 2004, according to her mother.

After working for the campaign, the senator’s wife would come under scrutiny for expenditures at Burlington College, where she was hired as president in 2004. While she led the school, it paid six-figure sums to her daughter and the son of a family friend.


At about this same time the son of a very close friend and former colleague purchased a Bahamian resort and then began receiving checks totaling $68,000 from Burlington College for the “all inclusive” stays of students studying abroad.

The money spigot was turned off when Sanders’ wife stepped down as college president.

Sanders’ conception of fighting government corruption and income inequality is apparently a selective one. They apparently apply to everyone but him.

The Free Beacon reported that requests for comments from the Sanders campaign were met with silence.


59 thoughts on “Socialist Sanders and wife caught diverting campaign, nonprofit funds to family, friends

  1. LRob says:

    Common, ignorant SCUM.

    Just like the rest of the Dumbocrats.

  2. The Terms DEMOCRAT or LIBERAL…are defined as LYING CRIMINALS….

    An Communist Bernie is NO EXCEPTION…

  3. Herbert Dunwash says:

    Anyone stupid enough to contribute to the BS campaign deserves this.

  4. Generic Engineer says:

    Those look like pretty low wages to me, if they done work him, he can pay them.

    1. Mary Brown says:

      They didn’t work! Walking into the office punching in and walking back out doesn’t deserve a check!

      1. Generic Engineer says:

        Just saying, it is within legal boundaries of the laws. I’ve seen it in small privately owned companies.

  5. Mary Brown says:

    Laws for thee but not for me! Standard left wing socialist crap!

  6. curmudgeon VN Veteran says:

    No surprise here. liberals love other people’s money.

    1. MJean says:

      And they love to give others’ money away while skimming a chunk for themselves in the process! Liberal Socialists Suk

      1. BTeboe says:

        How do you think the Clinton’s got so rich? This as well as money laundering.

        1. curmudgeon VN Veteran says:

          It’s called Quid Pro Quo I believe. Why would any sane person who heads an organization pay hundred of thousands of dollars to hear either of these Bull-Sh!t artists drone on?

      2. curmudgeon VN Veteran says:

        Ain’t it the truth!

  7. tedlv says:

    “Sanders’ conception of fighting government corruption and income inequality is apparently a selective one. They apparently apply to everyone but him.” He’s a democrat, laws don’t apply.

  8. MJean says:

    I’m passing this article far and wide! So many young people think he’s so great when he’s nothing but a cheat and a crook!

    1. tbird90sc says:

      Says a lot about so many young people. Young and dumb.

      1. curmudgeon VN Veteran says:

        The ‘useful idiots’ mentioned by V. Lenin perhaps?

  9. Command Masterchief says:

    As much as I despise “the Bern” and his like, this is not a new tactic by either side. The election laws require updating and change to eliminate this common practice but lots of luck with that being the politicians themselves would have to pass the law.

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