Tag Archives: Richard Burr

Burr Steps Down As Committee Chair Amid Stock Probe

CNBC reports: Sen. Richard Burr will step down as chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee amid an FBI probe of Burr’s stock sales in the early weeks of the coronavirus pandemic. “Senator Burr contacted me this morning to inform me of his decision to step aside as Chairman of the Intelligence Committee during the pendency of the investigation,” Senate Majority …

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FBI Seizes Sen. Richard Burr’s Phone In Stock Probe

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 …

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GOP Senator’s Brother-In-Law Also Dumped Stocks

ProPublica reports: Sen. Richard Burr was not the only member of his family to sell off a significant portion of his stock holdings in February, ahead of the market crash spurred by coronavirus fears. On the same day Burr sold, his brother-in-law also dumped tens of thousands of dollars worth of shares. The market fell by more than 30% in …

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DOJ And SEC Probe Stock Transactions By Lawmakers

CNN reports: The Justice Department has started to probe a series of stock transactions made by lawmakers ahead of the sharp market downturn stemming from the spread of coronavirus, according to two people familiar with the matter. The inquiry, which is still in its early stages and being done in coordination with the Securities and Exchange Commission, has so far …

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NC Paper: Why Won’t “Toxic” Richard Burr Go Away?

From the editorial board of the Charlotte Observer: Seven days have passed since news reports revealed how U.S. Sen Richard Burr profited off the coronavirus while failing to warn his constituents at the early, critical stages of the crisis. It has not been a good week. Burr has been abandoned by fellow Republicans, some of whom have called for his …

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Majority Of NC Voters Say GOP Sen. Burr Should Resign

Just in from Public Policy Polling: PPP’s newest North Carolina poll finds that a majority of North Carolinians think Richard Burr should resign, and that his approval numbers have plummeted since revelations last week about his stock sales in the wake of the coronavirus. 50% of voters in the state think Burr should resign to 24% who think he should …

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Carlson: Sen. Burr Should Resign And Be Prosecuted

The Hill reports: Conservative Fox News host Tucker Carlson called on Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.) to resign after reports that he sold off millions in personal stocks the week before the stock market began its steep dive amid fears of the COVID-19 outbreak. “He didn’t give a prime time address, he didn’t go on television to sound the alarm,” Carlson …

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GOP Senator Dumped Stocks Amid Public Assurances

ProPublica reports: Soon after he offered public assurances that the government was ready to battle the coronavirus, the powerful chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, Richard Burr, sold off a significant percentage of his stocks, unloading between $582,029 and $1.56 million of his holdings on Feb. 13 in 29 separate transactions. As the head of the intelligence committee, Burr, a …

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Top GOP Senator Warned Insiders Weeks Ago: Don’t Travel, This Could Be “Akin To The 1918 Pandemic”

NPR reports: The chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee warned a small group of well-connected constituents three weeks ago to prepare for dire economic and societal effects of the coronavirus, according to a secret recording obtained by NPR. The remarks from U.S. Sen. Richard Burr were more stark than any he had delivered in more public forums. On Feb. 27, …

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GOP Senators Get Fidget Spinners To Aid “Boredom”

Roll Call reports: Sen. Richard M. Burr is trying to help out his antsy Senate colleagues. The North Carolina Republican is providing an assortment of fidget spinners and other gizmos to his GOP colleagues at this week’s Thursday lunch. Senators have been restless in the hours and hours they’re spending at their desks on the Senate floor during the impeachment …

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GOP Senator: Trump’s Trial Would Last 6 To 8 Weeks

The Washington Post reports: Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr (R-N.C.) predicted a Senate impeachment trial would last six to eight weeks, although the top Republican in the chamber, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.), has yet to weigh in. Burr made the comment Monday at an event at Wake Forest University with Sen. Mark R. Warner (Va.), the top …

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GOP Senate Intel Chair: Russia Probe Will Continue

The Hill reports: The Senate Intelligence Committee’s investigation into Russian election interference will extend into 2019 as committee members continue to interview witnesses behind closed doors, the committee’s chairman says. Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.) told Bloomberg News on Friday that the committee expects to continue interviewing witnesses next year as the probe is set to begin its third year of …

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GOP Senator: Trump Must Recognize Putin Is A Liar

“The Senate Intelligence Committee has reviewed the 2017 IC (intelligence community) assessment and found no reason to doubt its conclusion that President Putin ordered an influence campaign aimed at the 2016 U.S. elections with the goal of undermining faith in our democratic process. Russia has conducted a coordinated cyberattack on state election systems, and hacked critical infrastructure.  They have used …

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Senate Intelligence Committee Confirms: Russia Did Interfere In 2016 Election To Benefit Trump Campaign

Fox News grudgingly reports: Senate Intelligence Committee leaders on Wednesday backed the 2017 intelligence community report that formally accused Russia of trying to interfere in the U.S. presidential election to boost then-candidate Donald Trump. Their statements followed a final closed-door interview on the matter with top Obama administration officials. The committee, led by Chairman Richard Burr, R-N.C., and Vice Chairman …

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Senate Intelligence Leaders Say They Are “Within Weeks” Of Concluding Russia/Trump Probe [VIDEO]

CNBC reports: The bipartisan leaders of the Senate Intelligence Committee said Wednesday they cannot yet conclude whether President Donald Trump’s campaign colluded with Russia, adding that their teams are “within weeks” of finishing reviewing thousands of documents related to alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 election. In a news conference, Republican Chairman Sen. Richard Burr of North Carolina and Democratic …

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GOP Volunteers Laugh After GOP Sen. Richard Burr “Jokes” About Gun Owners Shooting Hillary [AUDIO]

CNN reports: Sen. Richard Burr privately mused over the weekend that gun owners may want to put a “bullseye” on Hillary Clinton, according to audio obtained by CNN. The North Carolina Republican, locked in a tight race for reelection, quipped that as he walked into a gun shop “nothing made me feel better” than seeing a magazine about rifles “with …

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