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    Bernie Sanders Asks for Extension to File 2016 Financial Disclosures

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    US Senator and former 2016 presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has missed the deadline to provide annual financial documents to the Senate, local media reported on Wednesday.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Sanders applied for a 20-day extension, and now has to file the required documents by June 4, VTDigger news blog reported.

    The report noted that such course of action is considered standard practice for senators, but Sanders's 2016 documents are particularly important because they would reveal his earnings during the presidential run.

    During the 2016 presidential race, Sanders did not provide the public with the information about his financial holdings and did not submit required documents with the Federal Election Commission, the media noted.

    Sanders, who unsuccessfully sought the Democratic Party’s 2016 presidential nomination, now serves as the Democrats’ outreach coordinator in the Senate.

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