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DOJ closes insider trading investigations against three senators — but is still investigating Richard Burr: report

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On Tuesday, The Wall Street Journal reported that Justice Department officials are closing insider trading investigations into three senators — Sens. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Kelly Loeffler (R-GA), and Jim Inhofe (R-OK).

However, a fourth probe, into insider trading allegations against Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC), is reportedly ongoing.

“The Federal Bureau of Investigation began the investigations two months ago, as reports emerged that several members of Congress, their spouses or their investment advisers sold hundreds of thousands of dollars in stock after lawmakers attended closed-door briefings about the threat posed by the new coronavirus,” reported Aruna Viswanatha. “Some of those trades spared lawmakers as much as hundreds of thousands of dollars in losses as stocks sank by mid-March.”

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Feinstein, Loeffler, and Inhofe all claim the trades were made by their investment advisers without their knowledge. Burr acknowledges he was directly involved in his trades, but asserts he was acting on public reports coming from Asia, not the classified briefings he was receiving at the time.


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Trump-loving company profits off COVID-19 fears after hosting illegal indoor rally for the president

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Trump bashed for ‘cruel and sad’ attack on Cindy McCain: ‘Truly no bottom to your disgusting piggery’

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President Donald Trump bashed Sen. John McCain's widow for endorsing his rival Joe Biden, and his attack flopped.

Cindy McCain appeared on various TV news programs to announce that she'll endorse the president's Democratic challenger, and Trump insisted he barely knew the Republican senator's widow.

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‘Expect violence from Trump supporters’: Paul Krugman issues dire warning of what’s to come in 2020 election

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New York Times columnist Paul Krugman on Wednesday issued a dire warning about what's to come in the 2020 presidential election, and he predicted that supporters of President Donald Trump would try to violently disrupt voting.

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