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FBI seizes Richard Burr’s phone in probe of stock trades

FBI seizes Richard Burr’s phone in probe of stock trades

Senator Richard Burr on Thursday announced that he would be stepping aside as the chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee. This move comes after the FBI seized his mobile telephone as part of an investigation into stock trades he had made before the market slumped sharply as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

Simone
Simone
Bill
Bill 4 months

No matter with which party you identify, can you see the water spinning as the swamp continues to drain?

krayzie
krayzie 4 months

Make an example out of the guy. This behavior has to stop. I'll believe it when I see it, but this is a good start!

edwin
edwin 4 months

Are we ever gonna see articles like this for Feinstein? Heck, this guy waited better part of a month after the Senate was briefed and over 2 weeks after the state of emergency and travel restrictions to sell. I think he actually allowed plenty of time. And his trades were much smaller than the other 4 congressmen fingered in this, he is just a prominent Republican in a position of power in the Senate, so he's a juicy target.

IvoryDove
IvoryDove 4 months

Doesn't he understand... As an elected official, you're supposed to help your kids and friends get rich, not yourself!

Zodd3224
Zodd3224 4 months

So many "the Dems do this too!" comments here. Pretty sad when your first response to stuff like this is whataboutism.

FactCheckerNeil
FactCheckerNeil 4 months

Feinstein is also being questioned, soon I'll be able to fact check the claim their stock trading was innocent. https://www.politico.com/news/2020/05/14/dianne-feinstein-husband-stock-trades-258693

Daniel McEwen
Daniel McEwen 4 months

Wait, are we supposed to trust the FBI with anything? We no they take illegal actions and then lie about their findings.

WorldUndercurrent
WorldUndercurrent 4 months

Make him feel like a real American. “The move comes hours after agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation showed up at Burr’s Washington-area home on Wednesday night with a warrant to search his cell phone for records relevant to the investigation. In March, news outlets reported that Burr and his wife had sold as much as $1.7 million worth of stock.”

Naomi
Naomi 4 months

I am from NC. Glad to see he may not get away with this.

Mod Okay
Mod Okay 4 months

What about Lofeller? Or how ever you spell that Senator who also inside traded.

Brandon
Brandon 4 months

What about the Democrats that did the same thing at the same time? Feinsteins husband sold $1.5-$6 million in stock at the same time. She comes out and says "i have no input in his decisions"... Ok! Nothing to see here folks, move along. Meanwhile you call in the FBI for the republicans. I am registered as neither, just seems a little fishy to me.

Richard
Richard 4 months

Stepping down is a clear signal that he behaved improperly and the FBI is aware of it.

MozartFX
MozartFX 4 months

Now resign scumbag

Alexandra C
Alexandra C 4 months

If the investigation into the Obama administration corruption brings into light all of the corruption from them, fine. I have little faith that Obama or anyone higher up will face justice for what they have done.

Joseph Cribari
Joseph Cribari 4 months

When you use blood to remove a blood stain from your underwear

Tommy Rotten
Tommy Rotten 4 months

Hr stepped down for that? He should be fired not only for this but for the Flynn /Russia nonsense.

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