Burr resigned as head of Senate Intelligence Committee as he faces long prison term for his insider trading deals (with Donald Jr?)
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Daily Beast: Federal law enforcement has seized Republican North Carolina Sen. Richard Burr’s cellphone in a probe of his stock sales, the Los Angeles Times reports. Burr, the head of the Senate Intelligence Committee, has already complied with an associated warrant for his cellphone records as the Justice Department investigates whether his actions constitute insider trading.
Senator Richard Burr steps down as chairman of Senate Intelligence Committee as he fights investigation over his stock sales ahead of COVID-19 pandemic.https://t.co/kEW8HzDF3o— Ken Yeung (@thekenyeung) May 14, 2020
The senator, along with his brother-in-law, dumped millions of dollars in stock after a closed-door Senate briefing on the coronavirus in February. Though he told the public the virus would not cause much harm, privately he warned audiences that the effects would be disastrous. The sales shielded him from millions of dollars in potential losses.
LA Times: FBI serves warrant on N.C. Sen. Richard Burr in investigation of stock sales tied to COVID-19 https://t.co/StNSGbYpF5— Darling Digital Soldier (@Atomic_Blonde__) May 14, 2020
Federal agents also served a search warrant at Sen. Burr's Washington, D.C. home, according to the report. https://t.co/TwjQYaj8lS— WHAS11 News (@WHAS11) May 14, 2020
After receiving a privileged briefing as Chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, Republican Sen. Richard Burr dumped $1.6 million of stocks a week before the COVID-19 stock market crash and privately advised his biggest campaign donors to do the same. https://t.co/dPw1nSMeAc— Lia Poteet (@LiaPoteet) May 14, 2020
It's called public service not public career. We need less corrupt career politicians. People who serve America not themselves.— Ryan D (@rddouglno) May 14, 2020
CNBC: FBI seizes Senate Intel chairman Richard Burr's cellphone amid probe of coronavirus stock sales.https://t.co/rQHASWWOMU #Election2020 #COVID
Good new topic? Will Dems take a previously safe Senate seat from Republicans now? Does this righty swing state swing away from Trump? Did he lie about COVID to his own Republican constituents? Will he be taken down over charges of corruption due to COVID? https://t.co/pjOQNI3cMA— Twitch Politics and Debate Schedule & Events (@TwitchDebate) May 14, 2020
BREAKING: FBI agents seized a cellphone belonging to North Carolina Republican Sen. Richard Burr as part of a probe into controversial stock sales at the induction of COVID-19 in the United States. https://t.co/IH4lFvOJk2— CBS 17 (@WNCN) May 14, 2020
NC Republican Senator Richard Burr's brother-in-law sold a half-dozen stocks for as much as $280,000 on the same day in February that he made dozens of stock sales before the market downturn caused by the Covid-19 outbreak. – CNN https://t.co/ZJ7Ksh8pJ1— Stephen Maddox Sr (@smaddoxsr) May 7, 2020
@Comey you know the Senate intelligence committee is questionable as to their reputation. Richard Burr's covid 19 stock sales! They can't question pertinent Witnesses! Durham is coming tic tock!! I could hear the jail cell closing! Or maybe you'll just rat!! save yourself!! https://t.co/uiqVfFTj6Q— J C For Republican (@Cdeeman123) April 22, 2020