“Senator Burr needs to resign immediately. His conduct as detailed by this report represents a gross violation of the public’s trust and he must be held accountable for his behavior that appears criminal,” said American Bridge spokesperson Zach Hudson.
Intelligence Chair Richard Burr’s selloff came around the time he was receiving daily briefings on the health threat.
by Robert Faturechi and Derek Willis March 19, 5:01 p.m. EDT
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 North Carolina Republican, has access to the government’s most highly classified information about threats to America’s security. His committee was receiving daily coronavirus briefings around this time, according to a Reuters story.
A week after Burr’s sales, the stock market began a sharp decline and has lost about 30% since.
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Published: Mar 19, 2020
Last Modified: May 28, 2020