Former presidential candidate and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders says he’s a different kind of politician.
But maybe he’s not that different after all.
In fact, it looks like he’s about to joint a LONG list of politicians who have been charged with serious crimes.
According to Gateway Pundit, the Project Veritas Action Fund has officially requested a criminal investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice into the Bernie Sanders 2016 presidential campaign.
The investigation is meant to determine if the Sanders campaign and the Australian Labor Party (ALP) conspired to “defraud the U.S. government” and allowed “foreign national interference with U.S. elections.”
Project Veritas is the group that leaked multiple videos showing Australian nationals working for the Sanders campaign on the dime of Australian taxpayers.
That’s right. Sanders’ campaign colluded with a foreign country – and criminal indictments could be next.
The Federal Election Commission (FEC) has already ordered Sanders to pay over $14,000 in fines for illegally accepting contributions from the ALP, which paid for volunteers to fly across the globe to volunteer on his campaign, according to a ruling filed earlier this month.
The FEC ruled that the Sanders campaign accepted about $25,000 in in-kind donations from the Australians.
Sanders’ team agreed to pay the fine to pay the FEC fine but maintained that they did not break any rules and never admitted ANY wrongdoing.
However, playing dumb probably isn’t going to hold up in Federal court.
According to court documents, the request for an investigation of the Sanders campaign and the ALP is based on the belief that there was a “conspiracy to defraud the United States government,” as well as the likelihood of “false statements to the United States government.”
“Given the unusual breadth and depth of likely foreign involvement in America’s 2016 presidential election, we request a thorough criminal investigation of the matters described herein,” said Project Veritas’ legal counsel and author of the complaint Benjamin Barr.
And the letter of the law is very clear in this case.
According to the Federal Election Campaign Act (FECA) “persons who knowingly and willfully engage in these activities may be subject to an FEC enforcement action, criminal prosecution or both.”
And it’s starting to look like Sanders and his campaign cronies are awfully, awfully guilty.