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Tue Mar 31, 2020, 08:08 AM

FBI reaches out to Sen. Burr over stock sales tied to virus

Original report: Exclusive: Justice Department reviews stock trades by lawmakers after coronavirus briefings (CNN)

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Source: Associated Press

FBI reaches out to Sen. Burr over stock sales tied to virus

By ERIC TUCKER
March 30, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI has reached out to Sen. Richard Burr about his sale of stocks before the coronavirus caused markets to plummet, a person familiar with the matter said Monday.

The outreach suggests federal law enforcement officials may be looking to determine whether the North Carolina Republican exploited advance information when he dumped as much as $1.7 million in stocks in the days before the coronavirus wreaked havoc on the economy.

Burr has denied wrongdoing but has also requested an ethics review of the stock sales.

The Justice Department’s action, first reported by CNN, was confirmed by a person familiar with the matter who was not authorized to discuss it and spoke on condition of anonymity. The Justice Department declined to comment.

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Read more: https://apnews.com/27957dd84cbfaba7c8c26cd354711956

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Eugene Mar 31 OP
Walleye Mar 31 #1
Blues Heron Mar 31 #2
empedocles Mar 31 #3
True Blue American Mar 31 #5
CottonBear Mar 31 #4
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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 08:11 AM

1. Did he say something mean about trump?

It depends on what the moron has told Barr to do.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 08:15 AM

2. "reached out"

now there's a euphemism!

Hi- umm - could we talk? It's just... well we're a little - not that its a big thing - concerned about those stock sales?

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Response to Blues Heron (Reply #2)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 08:20 AM

3. 'reached out' ? ? ? - that one just jumps out at us

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Response to empedocles (Reply #3)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 09:01 AM

5. My first thought.

They did not reach out! The FBI is investigating Burr!

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 08:36 AM

4. Anyone else would get the "FBI!! OPEN UP!!!!" (Door being broken down) treatment.

They haven’t yet “reached out” to my new Senator Criminal NYSE Barbie Doll (R-GA).

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 09:14 AM

6. So, with public information

He was able to project the future of stock values better than 99% of professional investors. He must be a fucking genius......

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