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  • "Republicans for the Rule of Law" Group Pressures Romney, Burr, Sasse, Rubio To "Stand Up" To Trump

    09/24/2019 8:56:21 PM PDT · by rintintin · 51 replies
    RCP ^ | Sep 24 2019 | Tim Hains
    "Republicans for the Rule of Law," a group headed by Bill Kristol, released this campaign-style ad highlighting a whistleblower accusation that President Trump inappropriately asked the Ukrainian president to investigate allegations of corruption related to Joe Biden and his son's business in the Ukraine. The ad shows pictures of Republican Sens. Mitt Romney, Richard Burr, Ben Sasse, and Marco Rubio and tells them to "stand up for the rule of law -- and stand up for yourselves."
  • Senate committee sought investigation of Bannon, raised concerns about Trump family testimony

    08/15/2020 11:07:36 AM PDT · by rintintin · 61 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | Aug 14 2020 | By DEL QUENTIN WILBER , CHRIS MEGERIAN, SARAH D. WIRE, JENNIFER HABERKORN
    The Senate Intelligence Committee has sent a bipartisan letter to the Justice Department asking federal prosecutors to investigate Stephen K. Bannon, a former Trump confidante, for potentially lying to lawmakers during its investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. The letter, a copy of which was reviewed by The Times, was signed by the panel’s then-chairman, Republican Sen. Richard M. Burr, and its ranking Democrat, Sen. Mark Warner.
  • 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...
  • Rubio steps in to lead Senate Intelligence Committee

    05/18/2020 9:54:57 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 19, 2020 | Mary Clare Jalonick
    Florida Sen. Marco Rubio will temporarily become chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, Republican leaders announced, taking charge of the panel at a time of turnover and tension in the nation’s intelligence community. Rubio will replace North Carolina Sen. Richard Burr, who said last week that he would step aside after federal agents examining his recent stock sales showed up at his home with a warrant to search his cellphone. Friday was Burr’s last day in the position. Along with House and Senate leaders and the top Democrat and Republican on the House Intelligence Committee, Rubio will now have access...
  • MSNBC Analyst Suggests Trump 'Corruptly' Going After Sen. Burr for Lack of 'Loyalty'

    05/17/2020 10:16:03 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 13 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    It's a classic MSM damned-if-you-do-or-don't trap. On Joy Reid's MSNBC show today, MSNBC legal analyst Glenn Kirschner suggested that President Trump is "corruptly" going after Sen. Richard Burr [R-NC] because Burr has demonstrated insufficient "loyalty" to the president. Get the rest of the story and view the video here.
  • 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...
  • Richard Burr’s Betrayal and Stupidity Comes Back to Haunt Him

    05/14/2020 10:18:29 AM PDT · by EyesOfTX · 33 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | David Blackmon
    As Chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee over the past three years, North Carolina RINO Senator Richard Burr coordinated efforts with the ranking minority member, Virginia Sen. Mark Warner, to run interference for the coup cabal’s efforts within the DOJ and FBI to take down the duly-elected President, Donald Trump. Today, he might be regretting his seditious actions. Last night, Burr was repaid for his troubles by the FBI with a raid on his home in a search for evidence related to allegations that he traded a huge amount of stocks in February based on insider information about the extent...
  • 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.
  • Senator Burr steps down as chair of Senate Intelligence committee, amid stock trading issue

    05/14/2020 9:39:35 AM PDT · by BurgessKoch · 61 replies
    Just the News ^ | May 14, 2020 | Sophie Mann
    The North Carolina Republican is stepping down amid an investigation into stock trades he made as the coronavirus pandemic began North Carolina Republican Sen. Richard Burr on Thursday announced that he would be stepping down as the chairman of the Senate Intelligence committee. His resignation from the post comes as the FBI investigation into stock market trades he made at the outset of the coronavirus pandemic ramping up. "Senator 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. We agreed that this decision...
  • FBI serves warrant on senator in investigation of stock sales linked to coronavirus

    05/13/2020 8:04:29 PM PDT · by John W · 62 replies
    LA Times ^ | May 13, 2020 | DEL QUENTIN WILBER , JENNIFER HABERKORN
    WASHINGTON — Federal agents seized a cellphone belonging to a prominent Republican senator on Wednesday night as part of the Justice Department’s investigation into controversial stock trades he made as the novel coronavirus first struck the U.S., a law enforcement official said. Sen. Richard Burr of North Carolina, the chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, turned over his phone to agents after they served a search warrant on the lawmaker at his residence in the Washington area, the official said, speaking on condition of anonymity to discuss a law enforcement action. The seizure represents a significant escalation in the investigation...
  • Senate Intel Committee Still Running Interference For Russia Collusion Nonsense

    04/21/2020 12:59:28 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    The Federalist ^ | April 21, 2020 | Mollie Hemmingway
    The report is yet another reminder of how the committee helped Democrats and other critics of President Donald Trump perpetuate the now-debunked theory that Trump was a secret Russian agent. A year after Special Counsel Robert Mueller concluded there was no evidence President Trump colluded with Russians to steal the 2016 election, the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence issued its fourth of five reports in a slow-moving and muted investigation into the same matter. While the committee asserted in July 2018 that it agreed with a disputed Obama-era finding on Russia’s motivation for interfering in the 2016 presidential election, its...
  • Shareholder suit accuses Sen. Richard Burr of securities fraud

    03/24/2020 6:53:02 PM PDT · by upchuck · 40 replies
    Polutico ^ | Mar 23, 2020 | Mathew Choi
    (Highlighting mine.) Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.) is being sued after selling shares in a hotel company while possessing confidential information about the potential impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Alan Jacobson, a shareholder in Wyndham Hotels and Resorts, sued Burr in federal court on Monday, alleging that the senator used private information to motivate a mass liquidation of his assets. It is illegal for senators to use nonpublic information in conducting securities exchanges... “Senator Burr owed a duty to Congress, the United States government, and citizens of the United States, including Plaintiff, not to use material nonpublic information that he learned...
  • 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...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Friday 3/20/2020 Newsdump Friday

    03/20/2020 9:06:36 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 5 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 3/20/2020 | Nextrush/Self
    The coronavirus death rate in the US is just over 1.25 percent of cases but first.... North Korea firing two short range missiles Saturday morning local time.... Saying the fight against Islamic State has made progress and out of concern for the coronavirus pandemic the US-led coalition in Iraq is reducing its military presence... At least two dozen Afghan police and military killed with others missing following an attack by Taliban connected forces.... The troubled US aircraft maker Boeing is getting a bailout from the federal government.... Moving to distance herself from the situation is the former UN Ambassador and...
  • 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...
  • Democratic Senator Sold Off Stocks Before Coronavirus Crash – Faces Up To 20 Years In Prison Under The STOCK Act

    03/20/2020 6:17:06 AM PDT · by USA Conservative · 65 replies
    Right Journalism ^ | 03.20.2020 | Alex D.
    This morning news broke out that four Republican senators are being accused of dumping their stocks after being briefed on the coronavirus in private meetings. Richard Burr of North Carolina, Kelly Loeffler of Georgia, James Inhofe of Oklahoma and Ron Johnson from Wisconsin. The mainstream media was quick to attack the GOP members as corrupt but it seems they are not alone. Democratic senator Dianne Feinstein of California is also accused of insider trading. Feinstein, who serves as ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and her husband sold between $1.5 million and $6 million in stock in California biotech...
  • Sens. Dianne Feinstein, Jim Inhofe made stock trades before coronavirus pandemic

    03/20/2020 7:40:40 AM PDT · by Wisconsinlady · 75 replies
    New York Post ^ | 03/20/2020 | Noah Manskar
    Two more senators made hefty stock sales before the coronavirus pandemic tanked global markets, records revealed as two other lawmakers who dumped millions in shares faced mounting calls to resign. Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Jim Inhofe sold as much as $6.4 million worth of stock in the weeks before panic about the coronavirus sparked a worldwide selloff, according to disclosure filings first reported by the New York Times. The additional revelations came amid widespread outrage toward GOP Sens. Richard Burr and Kelly Loeffler, who reportedly sold shares after getting briefings on the coronavirus threat.
  • Four Senators Dumped Millions In Stock After Closed-Door Coronavirus Briefings – They Face Up To 20 Years In Prison

    03/20/2020 5:05:12 AM PDT · by USA Conservative · 90 replies
    Conservative US ^ | 03.20.2020 | Natalie D.
    Anti-Trump GOP Senator Richard Burr is in deep trouble on Thursday after it was discovered the powerful chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee dumped as much as $1.72 million in hotel stocks before the coronavirus panic hit the US while reassuring the public about coronavirus preparedness. On Thursday, ProPublica reported on Burr’s decision on February 13 to sell somewhere between $628,000 and $1.72 million of his holdings in 33 different transactions; at the time, he was receiving daily COVID-19 briefings as the chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee. The deals included a sale of $150,000 worth of shares of Wyndham...
  • Tucker Carlson Calls for Senator Burr to Resign and Face Prosecution Over $1.7M Stock Dump Unless He Has an ‘Honest Explanation

    03/19/2020 7:30:33 PM PDT · by rintintin · 138 replies
    Mediaite ^ | MAR 19, 2020 | JOE DEPAOLO
    There has been outrage across the political spectrum over a shocking report that Senate Intelligence chair Richard Burr (R-NC) dumped as much as $1.7 million in stock just before the market tanked, despite publicly maintaining that the government was on top of the coronavirus. Thursday night on Fox News, Tucker Carlson completely tore into the senator from the Tar Heel state. In a scathing end-of-show commentary, Carlson called on the senator to either justify his actions, or step down and be indicted. “Maybe there is an honest explanation for what he did,” Carlson said. “If there is, he should share...
  • Atkinson’s SSCI Confirmation Transcript Shows Senator Warner Focus on Whistle-blower Controls…

    12/27/2019 7:02:24 PM PST · by bitt · 18 replies
    CONSERVATIVE TREEHOUSE ^ | 12/27/2019 | SUNDANCE
    The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI) holds confirmation authority over leaders appointed to the intelligence community. Chairman Burr and Vice-Chairman Warner participated in the IC effort to target and remove President Trump from office. You might remember recently how Burr and Warner would not support Rep. John Ratcliffe for Director of National intelligence under the auspices of Ratcliffe not having enough “experience” within intelligence operations. However, those same “experience” concerns were absent when they approved dirty ICIG nominee Michael Atkinson. Reminding ourselves how ICIG Atkinson manipulated the ‘whistle-blower’ regulations to permit hearsay from CIA operative Eric Ciaramella; and knowing...