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Tue Apr 12, 2016, 11:49 AM

4. Bernie Sanders wife Jane says she can’t produce any of his tax returns


The saga of Bernie Sanders and his missing tax returns just keeps getting curiouser and curiouser. Presidential candidates typically release several years of returns in order to show good faith to voters. Sanders is under increasing scrutiny due to his unwillingness to release his tax records for any year other than 2014, raising questions as to what he may or may not be hiding in past years. Recently he blamed his wife, saying she handles them. Now she’s saying they’re… somewhere in the house.

Last week Bernie Sanders punted on the question when asked by CNN’s Jake Tapper: “You know who does our tax returns? My wife does our tax returns. We have been a little bit busy lately.” It seemed a bit odd for him to be blaming his wife on the matter, but she opted to play along. Jane Sanders says they’ll be released in full at some point, but for now she says she can’t produce them. Her excuse is that she hasn’t been home in two weeks.

It’s a surreal answer, considering she could have sent someone from the campaign to go get them, or have taken a moment to obtain copies from the federal government at any point during this year-long campaign in which they knew they’d eventually get asked. Is it a stall tactic aimed at keeping the tax records hidden until after next week’s crucial New York primary, because there are details in the records that could hurt him? Is it possible that Jane simply can’t find the tax returns as she claims and doesn’t have the sense to do anything about it, even as the controversy swirls around her husband’s campaign? The saga continues.


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