NBC News reports:
A senior law enforcement official confirms to NBC News that the FBI obtained the cellphone of Sen. Richard Burr pursuant to a search warrant, as part of an investigation of possible insider trading. Burr turned over his phone to agents after they served a search warrant at his Washington, D.C.-area residence.
Burr, R-N.C., who chairs the Senate Intelligence Committee, faced calls to resign in March after reports that he privately warned well-connected donors of the dire impacts of the coronavirus pandemic in February while selling off up to $1.6 million of his own stocks.
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) May 14, 2020
Me reading the news on a normal day versus me reading the news on the day Senator Richard Burr’s house gets raided by the FBI pic.twitter.com/EysbQa9EdV
— caroline sager (@carolinesager) May 14, 2020
A search warrant requires a judge to find probable cause of a crime. Search warrant of a *senator* requires approval at the highest levels of DOJ. Investigation of Sen. Richard Burr just got serious. https://t.co/BD91xtfb9x
— Barb McQuade (@BarbMcQuade) May 14, 2020