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  • The Queen of Stonks: How Nancy Pelosi became the biggest meme in investing

    10/03/2021 3:06:49 PM PDT · by T Ruth · 31 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Sep. 25, 2021 | Harry Robertson
    Move over GameStop and dogecoin, the investing world has a new meme: Nancy Pelosi, the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, and star stock-picker. Pelosi has become a regular feature on the biggest financial meme pages such as Litquidity and Parik Patel. And investing TikTok accounts are getting tens of thousands of views on clips about Pelosi's moves in the market. But why?A fateful Alphabet bet Central to the story of how Pelosi became the biggest meme on Wall Street is US legislation that forces lawmakers to disclose their and their family's trading activity. It means the general...
  • Rand Paul’s wife bought stock in COVID treatment firm in February 2020

    08/12/2021 8:27:53 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 77 replies
    NY Post ^ | 08/12/2021 | Will Feuer
    Sen. Rand Paul revealed Wednesday in a disclosure that was more than a year overdue that his wife in February 2020 bought up to $15,000 worth of shares in Gilead, a biotech company that brought to market the first drug designed to treat COVID-19. Paul’s mandatory filing with the Senate shows that his wife purchased between $1,000 and $15,000 worth of Gilead stock on Feb. 26, 2020. Gilead’s antiviral drug remdesivir became the first COVID-19 specific treatment to win an emergency use authorization from the Food and Drug Administration less that three months after the purchase in May 2020.
  • Paul Pelosi bets up to $6M on Big Tech before powerful House committee passes sweeping antitrust measures(nanci's hubby)

    07/06/2021 7:01:51 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 16 replies
    Fox Business ^ | 7-6-21 | Jonathan Garber
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s husband placed a bet of up to $6 million on Apple, Amazon and Google-parent company Alphabet ahead of a powerful House committee moving forward with bills aimed at reining in the powers of Big Tech. Paul Pelosi on May 21 spent up to $250,000 on 50 Apple calls that have a strike price of $100 and that expire on June 17, 2022. He also bought 20 Amazon calls, costing up to $1 million, that have a strike price of $3,000 and that also expire on June 17, 2022.
  • Richard Burr’s Vote to Convict Renews Talk of a Lara Trump Run in North Carolina

    02/14/2021 1:59:49 PM PST · by libstripper · 74 replies
    NYT via MSN ^ | Feb. 14, 2021 | Glenn Thrush and Annie Karni
    Senator Richard M. Burr’s decision to vote for the conviction of former President Donald J. Trump on Saturday added fuel to speculation that Lara Trump, Mr. Trump’s daughter in-law, will seek the North Carolina Senate seat Mr. Burr will vacate in 2022.
  • Court memos detail unethical, unpunished leaks in case handled by potential Biden AG Preet Bharara

    09/08/2020 10:15:29 PM PDT · by bitt · 11 replies ^ | 9/8/2020 | Christine Dolan and John Solomon
    Preet Bharara knew about FBI leaks two years before his office denied them. No one has been punished Preet Bharara is often mentioned as a possible U.S. attorney general in a Joe Biden administration after building a reputation as a hard-charging federal prosecutor and self-proclaimed ethicist teaching law school and dispensing morality on Twitter. But one of the last cases he handled as the chief federal prosecutor in New York City cuts against the grain of his carefully manicured image, exposing widespread leaking by the FBI — and knowledge of it by the Manhattan U.S. attorney's office — during the...
  • Richard Burr's insider trading scandal is a national security risk

    05/20/2020 2:31:07 PM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 20 replies
    Washinton Examiner ^ | May 20, 2020 | Kevin Carroll
    Burr, like any citizen, is innocent until proven guilty. But the senator should also be investigated for potential violations of the Espionage Act. A member of the congressional “Gang of Eight,” Burr was briefed on America’s most confidential intelligence analyses, which are source-revelatory to readers who understand how raw human, imagery, and signals intelligence reporting work. They are briefed on our collection capabilities. The Gang is also briefed on all covert actions, which involve people serving in maximum danger behind enemy lines. After the briefing, Burr reportedly got on an unsecured phone to his uncleared broker, as well as his...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Thursday 5/14/2020

    05/14/2020 8:58:21 PM PDT · by Nextrush
    Nextrush Free ^ | 5/14/2020 | Nextrush/Self
    Developments unfolding today in the Justice Department probe of insider trading involving members of the US Senate. US Senator Kelly Loeffler, Republican from Georgia, has turned over documents.... Now under FBI investigation Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr is stepping down temporarily.... The FBI has also talked to Dianne Feinstein, Democrat from California, about her husband's stock sales in recent months..... A US warship transiting the Taiwan Strait Wednesday. The guided missile destroyer USS McCampbell making the journey through the waterway between Taiwan and China.... Annexation of Judea and Samaria, commonly called the "West Bank", was not the top issue...
  • Feinstein spoke to FBI about her husband's stock trades, handed over documents

    05/14/2020 10:41:01 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 35 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05 14 2020 | Jordain Carney
    Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) spoke to the FBI and handed over documents last month related to recent stock transactions by her husband that have come under public scrutiny. "Senator Feinstein was asked some basic questions by law enforcement about her husband’s stock transactions. ...She was happy to voluntarily answer those questions to set the record straight and provided additional documents to show she had no involvement in her husband’s transactions," a spokesman said. Feinstein's conversation with the FBI took place in April and the spokesman said that "there have been no follow up actions on this issue." Feinstein's husband sold...
  • Richard Burr to step down as Intelligence Committee chairman

    05/14/2020 10:09:41 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 54 replies
    CNN ^ | May 14, 2020 | Jeremy Herb, Manu Raju and Ali Zaslav, CNN
    Washington (CNN)Republican Sen. Richard Burr of North Carolina is stepping aside as chairman of the influential Senate Intelligence Committee while he's under investigation for stock trades he made ahead of the market downturn sparked by the coronavirus pandemic. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said in a statement Thursday that Burr "contacted me this morning to inform me of his decision to step aside as Chairman of the Intelligence Committee during the pendency of the investigation." He said Burr's resignation as chairman will be effective at the end of the day on Friday.
  • FBI Deliver Search Warrant to Senator Richard Burr – Seize Cell Phone (Impartiality Optics)

    05/13/2020 11:44:23 PM PDT · by Hostage · 48 replies
    The Last Refuge ^ | May 14, 2020 | Sundance
    It likely takes a lot of main justice approvals to serve a search warrant for the device of the Chairman of the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI). The Chairman of the powerful committee also sits on the congressional oversight team known as the gang-of-eight. According to the Los Angeles Times the FBI served a search warrant on North Carolina Republican Senator Richard Burr Wednesday. The warrant appears connected to an ongoing investigation on whether or not Burr violated a law that prevents members of Congress from trading insider information they learn from their work. According to the report...
  • fter Congressional Coronavirus Meetings, Pelosi Bought $5 Million in Amazon Stock Before U.S. Retailers Were Forced to Close; And She Already Made Millions

    04/05/2020 8:33:49 PM PDT · by bitt · 60 replies
    TRUEPUNDIT ^ | 4/5/2020
    Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and her husband are cashing in already on $5 million of Amazon stock purchased during the time frame that closed-door coronavirus meetings were being conducted in Congress. As of Tuesday morning, the Pelosi stock purchase had already earned the couple $1.1 million in less than 10 weeks. The Amazon share price climbed close to $2,000 on Tuesday. Paul Pelosi, the speaker’s husband, got in at a price of $1,600 per share and grabbed 3,000 shares on Jan. 17, according to financial disclosure filings. Additionally, Paul Pelosi held 40 additional call options on Amazon stock...
  • Oil Price Crash Pushes Whiting Petroleum To Bankruptcy As Stock Slumps 91%

    04/01/2020 7:44:27 PM PDT · by lasereye · 14 replies
    Forbes ^ | pr 1, 2020 | Guarav Sharma
    Whiting Petroleum Corporation WLL has become the first oil and gas sector casualty of the current slump in crude demand in the wake of the coronavirus or Covid-19 global pandemic, and the price war between producers triggered by Saudi Arabia and Russia. Early on Wednesday (April 1), Denver, Colorado, U.S.–headquartered Whiting announced it had filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas, prompting a suspension of its shares (NYSE:WLL) on the New York Stock Exchange. In a statement, Whiting said its board had concluded that given a severe downturn in oil and...
  • Republican senator Kelly Loeffler admits to millions MORE in stock sales after coronavirus briefing including ditching shares in retailers and buying into company that makes protective equipment as Justice Department launches Senate probe

    04/01/2020 9:41:41 AM PDT · by C19fan · 101 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 1, 2020 | Geoff Earle
    Georgia Republican Sen. Kelly Loeffler traded millions in stocks in the days after a closed Senate briefing on the coronavirus – and dumped holdings in retail stores that have been battered by the pandemic. The wealthy Loeffler, who was appointed to her seat and is married to the president of the New York Stock Exchange, sold $18.7 million in International Stock Exchange, according to information her office shared with the Atlanta Journal Constitution. That is the company that owns the New York Stock Exchange. The trades came Feb. 26 and March 11, as the virus spread but the broader public...
  • Pre-Coronavirus Nightmare: Corporate Insiders Dumped BILLIONs in Stock – Over a 1000 CEOs Stepped Down – WHY?

    03/27/2020 6:31:44 AM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 36 replies
    True Conservative Pundit ^ | March 25, 2020 | Michael Snyder
    In the months prior to the most ferocious stock market crash in history and the eruption of the biggest public health crisis of our generation, we witnessed the biggest exodus of corporate CEOs that we have ever seen. As you will see below, corporate insiders also sold off billions of dollars worth of shares in their own companies just before the stock market imploded. In life, timing can be everything, and sometimes people simply get lucky. But it does seem odd that so many among the corporate elite would be so exceedingly “lucky” all at the same time. In this...
  • Sen. Richard Burr hit with a lawsuit for selling stock ahead of coronavirus pandemic

    03/25/2020 11:59:06 AM PDT · by Zenyatta · 44 replies
    LaCorte News ^ | 3/25/2020 | LaCorte News
    Sen. Richard Burr (D-NC) is facing a lawsuit for allegedly taking advantage of inside information to sell shares of his stock before the coronavirus outbreak sent the market plunging. The lawsuit was filed by Thomas P. O’Brien, a former federal prosecutor, on behalf of Wyndham Hotels shareholder Alan Jacobson, on Monday in Washington, DC. It alleges that Burr violated the law when he dumpled up to $1.7 million in stocks before the pandemic caused the global markets to collapse.
  • Congress Quickly And Quietly Rolls Back Insider Trading Rules For Itself (Senator Richard Burr et al exempt from insider-trading laws)

    03/21/2020 1:20:43 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 47 replies ^ | Tue, Apr 16th 2013 11:11am | Mike Masnick
    In November of 2011, the TV show 60 Minutes did a big expose on insider trading within Congress. While everyone else is subject to basic insider trading rules, it turned out that members of Congress were exempt from the rules. And, as you would imagine, many in Congress have access to market-moving, non-public information. And they made use of it. To make lots and lots of money. Of course, after that report came out and got lots of attention, Congress had to act, and within months they had passed the STOCK Act with overwhelming support in Congress to make insider...
  • Insider Trading Scandal Is Just Latest Reason Burr Should Be Removed As Intel Chair

    03/21/2020 12:08:55 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    The Federalist ^ | March 20, 2020 | Mollie Hemmingway
    Burr already let the country down by being AWOL and worse during the Russia collusion hoax that was perpetrated on the country. Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr is being criticized by liberals and conservatives due to the news he sold up to $1.6 million in stock after receiving private briefings about the coronavirus but before the stock market began its sharp decline.Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., tweeted of the North Carolina Republican: “Burr knew how bad it would be. He told the truth to his wealthy donors, while assuring the public that we were fine. THEN he sold off $1.6...
  • Senator Sold Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars in Stocks After Suggesting U.S. Was Prepared for Coronavirus

    03/19/2020 6:03:22 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 56 replies
    The New York Times ^ | March 19, 2020 Updated 8:48 p.m. ET | Eric Lipton and Nicholas Fandos
    WASHINGTON — Senator Richard M. Burr sold hundreds of thousands of dollars’ worth of stock in major companies last month, as President Trump and others in his party were still playing down the threat presented by the coronavirus outbreak and before the stock market’s precipitous plunge.The stocks were sold in mid-February, days after Mr. Burr, Republican of North Carolina and the chairman of the Intelligence Committee, wrote an opinion piece for Fox News suggesting that the United States was “better prepared than ever before” to confront the virus.Two weeks after the sales, Mr. Burr spoke at the Capitol Hill Club...
  • Insider Trading Scandal Is Just Latest Reason Burr Should Be Removed As Intel Chair

    03/20/2020 6:45:51 AM PDT · by gattaca · 71 replies
    The Federalist ^ | March 20 2020 | Mollie Hemingway
    Burr already let the country down by being AWOL and worse during the Russia collusion hoax that was perpetrated on the country. Mollie HemingwayBy Mollie Hemingway MARCH 20, 2020 Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr is being criticized by liberals and conservatives due to the news he sold up to $1.6 million in stock after receiving private briefings about the coronavirus but before the stock market began its sharp decline. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., tweeted of the North Carolina Republican: “Burr knew how bad it would be. He told the truth to his wealthy donors, while assuring the public that...
  • Four Republicans, One Democrat Caught Up in Ballooning Senate Insider Trading Scandal

    03/20/2020 9:03:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 53 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 03/20/2020 | Rick Moran
    There's blood in the water on Capitol Hill and Democrats are bathing in it. North Carolina Senator Richard Burr is hitting back against a story in NPR that detailed how he sold $1.6 million in stocks after receiving a private briefing about how bad the virus was going to get and then writing an op-ed reassuring his constituents that the government was prepared for the pandemic. NPR also said he addressed a group of private donors to brief them on the virus, being considerably more pessimistic than he was in his op-ed. Four other GOP senators -- Georgia's Kelly Loeffler,...