“Unless something extraordinary came out of here that I’m not anticipating, I would expect to support” nominee Christopher Wray, said Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt.
Rep. Don Turner said the allegations arose from a conversation he had with three bankers at a Montpelier restaurant around the time the school closed.
The senator called it an “absolute lie” that he improperly helped secure a loan for Burlington College while his wife was president there. He was asked about the claim on CNN and MSNBC.
This week’s podcast features two stories about Jane Sanders’ leadership at Burlington College: a land deal that has sparked a federal investigation, and an arrangement with her daughter’s woodworking school.
Former school officials say they have been contacted by attorneys representing Jane Sanders, who as college president orchestrated the land deal that was blamed for sinking the school.
The Vermont author of “Raven Rock: The Story of the U.S. Government’s Secret Plan to Save Itself — While the Rest of Us Die” also has a few words about his so-far brief brush with politics.
The fired former director, appearing before a congressional committee Thursday, also offered details of how he says the president sought to obstruct a probe related to Russia’s role in the election.
If this situation does not warrant a special counsel, what would?
In the letter to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, Leahy requested specific details about the circumstances surrounding Comey’s request to expand the Russian probe.
“Donald Trump’s decision to fire FBI Director James Comey raises serious questions about what his administration is hiding,” Sanders said.
“You even released internal FBI memos and interview notes,” the senator told James Comey during an oversight hearing. “I may have missed this, but in my 42 years here I’ve never seen anything like that.”
“I think we need to make sure there is nothing significant to our federal investigation” before allowing college records to be destroyed, a criminal lawyer for the U.S. attorney wrote in December.
A foreign entity targeted the email system lawmakers use, but no information appears to have been obtained.
The national investigation, by the ACLU and Georgetown University researchers, estimates that half of Americans have their photos in law enforcement facial recognition systems.