On Tuesday, the Justice Department ended its investigation into three senators accused of insider trading, including Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-GA), all of whom sold stocks around the time they were receiving classified hearings on the coronavirus pandemic. Their investigation against Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC), however, continues.
There are some differences between the Burr case and the others, including that Burr admits to having ordered the trades himself whereas Loeffler says a financial adviser made the trades without her knowledge.
Nevertheless, the news triggered immediate suspicion on social media, with some commenters tying the end of the Loeffler probe to a $1 million donation from her husband to a pro-Trump super PAC, and others suggesting Burr is being given harsher scrutiny because he did not do enough to crush Senate investigations into the president’s ties to Russia.
Unreal. Bill Barr’s DOJ has dropped its insider trading investigations into Kelly Loeffler and other Senators. No charges will be filed. https://t.co/IqziOx4LiM
— Brian Tyler Cohen (@briantylercohen) May 26, 2020
That's what the $1,000,000 donation was for. Money well spent. F-ing crooks.
— RuPaul Ryan (@itsrupaulryan) May 26, 2020
Thats what a $1M Trump campaign donation gets you these days.
— CountryOverConman (@TrumpNewsPolls) May 26, 2020
— Susan Despises Trump (@Suavebones) May 26, 2020
— Helen Kennedy (@HelenKennedy) May 26, 2020
The only reason they charged Burr was to get him off the Senate Intel Committee, where he had actually been taking the investigation into Russian election interference seriously. They just released a final report that confirms what we all know and he's being punished for it.
— we live in hell 🗽 (@TWKburner) May 26, 2020
Politicians make the rules, they don’t FOLLOW them.
— Scott (@iScottNYC) May 26, 2020
Of course not, they are above the law.
— @busbysark (@busbysark) May 26, 2020