As the coronavirus was quietly forging a devastating path toward America, a number of elected officials could only think of themselves. Now, they’re being interviewed by the FBI over their selfish and uncouth acts.
In the days before the American public was warned about the coming calamity of COVID-19, there were public servants in Washington DC who knew what was headed our way. Instead of alerting their constituents, they sold off stock in anticipation of the coming economic hardship.
Their comeuppance now appears nigh.
Sen. Dianne Feinstein has been questioned by law enforcement over her husband’s stock sales during the early stages of the coronavirus outbreak, Fox News has confirmed.
“Senator Feinstein was asked some basic questions by law enforcement about her husband’s stock transactions, as I think all offices in the initial story were,” a spokesman for the California Democrat told Fox News on Thursday.
“She was happy to voluntarily answer those questions to set the record straight and provided additional documents to show she had no involvement in her husband’s transactions,” the spokesman said. “There have been no follow up actions on this issue.”
Feinstein wasn’t the only one, however.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced Thursday that Burr would step aside as chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee amid the probe.“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. We agreed that this decision would be in the best interests of the committee and will be effective at the end of the day tomorrow,” he said.
This comes after federal agents on Wednesday served a search warrant to Sen. Burr, R-N.C., at his Washington-area home. A law enforcement official familiar with the investigation confirmed to Fox News that FBI agents also confiscated the senator’s cellphone.
When the general public was made aware of the situation, social media users erupted, demanding justice for what they considered to be the most damning form of insider trading they’d ever witnessed.
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