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Should Senator Burr resign

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    Posted: March 20 2020 at 4:02am

I am in two minds about the following. Normally I would suspect foul play (doing something privately, while saying something else publicly), but then I would have thought that by mid-February the dire situation was obvious - so should he be congratulated on fore-sight?  

I think the information of up coming problems was available to anyone here, so it could hardly be a state secret!

If Fox is demanding he go, was the crime that his actions did not back up what the President was saying at that time?  That is the crime of independent thought, and not blindly following the party line.



Originally posted by "BBC" "BBC" wrote:

US senator urged to resign over stocks sell-off

A senator from President Donald Trump’s Republican party is facing calls to resign over allegations he used insider knowledge to sell off shares before their prices tumbled over coronavirus fears.

Senate Intelligence Committee chairman Richard Burr and his wife sold up to $1.7m (£1.4m) in stock in February shortly before the global market downturn.

Senate documents show the North Carolina Republican and his wife made 33 transactions, US media report. This is despite an article by Sen Burr shortly before the sell-off that said the US government was “taking steps to protect you” in the face of the outbreak.

Conservative Fox News host Tucker Carlson has said Sen Burr must resign. The senator denies any impropriety.

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