Hush Money: Sanders won’t reveal personal finances
Sen. Bernie Sanders said Thursday that he won’t be releasing his personal finance records after twice delaying their release during the campaign, despite his constant call on the campaign trail for public accountability and transparency about money in politics.
According to the Center for Public Integrity, Michael Briggs, a spokesman for Sanders, announced that the Vermont socialist will not be releasing the records after receiving two 45-day extensions beginning in May.
“We were told that since the senator no longer is a candidate, there was no requirement to file,” Briggs said.
The financial records would have run through mid-May, when the records were due. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump both released their records on time. Sanders asked for the two extensions, both citing the rigors of the campaign trail as a reason. – READ MORE