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 c… https://t.co/1R65knX6Cv— Brian Tyler Cohen (@Brian Tyler Cohen)1590522911.0
@thedailybeast That's what the $1,000,000 donation was for. Money well spent. F-ing crooks.— RuPaul Ryan (@RuPaul Ryan)1590523130.0
@thedailybeast Thats what a $1M Trump campaign donation gets you these days.— 🍑CountryOverConman🍑 (@🍑CountryOverConman🍑)1590523602.0
@bendoll1 @thedailybeast Already happened.— Susan Despises Trump & Barr (@Susan Despises Trump & Barr)1590523252.0
Sen. Burr was dumb: he should have given Trump a million bucks like Kelly Loeffler did. Quid pro quo, baby.… https://t.co/o6kIbu8nEG— Helen Kennedy (@Helen Kennedy)1590523186.0
@nytpolitics Of course not, they are above the law.— @busbysark (@@busbysark)1590523352.0