Burr Responds – Claims He Sold Stocks Based On ‘News Reports’

Burr Responds – Claims He Sold Stocks Based On ‘News Reports’ from Zero Hedge

Update (03/20/2020): Burr has responded to the report, claiming that he relied “solely on public news reports” when he conducted a flurry of stock sales on February 13 – specifically noting CNBC‘s daily health and science reporting out of its Asia bureaus.

“Understanding the assumption many could make in hindsight however, I spoke this morning with the chairman of the Senate Ethics Committee and asked him to open a complete review of the matter with full transparency.

This only raises more questions

Burr’s excuse still doesn’t explain why he sold 10 days after writing an op-ed claiming America was ‘better prepared than ever for coronavirus.”

Inhoffe has offered a response as well:

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Fox News‘s Tucker Carlson had some serious words for Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC), who sold off a significant percentage of his stocks on February 13 – raising between $628,000 and $1.72 million in 33 separate transactions.

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