Bernie Sanders, one of the most vocal advocates of transparency, essentially used the system to avoid transparency https://t.co/UUG2xd51O1
— Steve Kopack (@SteveKopack) August 18, 2016
NBC sourced their story from the Center for Public Integrity’s “How Bernie Sanders beat the clock — and avoided disclosure”:
On June 30, Sanders’ campaign requested a second 45-day extension, saying the senator had “good cause” to delay because of his “current campaign schedule and officeholder duties.”…
Now that Sanders’ second extension has expired, spokesman Michael Briggs confirmed to the Center for Public Integrity that the senator won’t file a presidential campaign personal financial disclosure after all.
“We were told that since the senator no longer is a candidate there was no requirement to file,” Briggs said.
FEC spokesman Christian Hilland verified that Sanders has not filed a personal financial disclosure. He likewise confirmed that Sanders, who technically ceased to be a presidential candidate when Hillary Clinton secured the Democratic nomination on July 26, is no longer required to file one…
This seems like a very fair criticism of Sanders' refusal to disclose personal financial info https://t.co/5Vn3Kr3hlS – hope he addresses it
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) August 18, 2016
Me, I’ve been saying all along that “I seriously doubt there’s anything revelatory in the Sanders campaign finances beyond their embarrassing amateurism.” And now that he’s returned to his Green Mountain home(s), the only people with a real stake in the issue of Sanders’ finances are the voters of Vermont and the media in that unwealthy underpopulated state…
VTDigger, “Special report: Sanders campaign millions go to mystery firm“: