According to the Los Angeles Times, federal agents on Wednesday served a search warrant to Senator Richard Burr, Republican of North Carolina, at his Washington-area home in a part of the government’s investigation into his stock sales that were made early in the coronavirus outbreak.
Word is agents seized a cellphone, while a second official said agents served an earlier warrant to obtain information from the senator’s iCloud account. A law enforcement source told the paper that the Justice Department was reviewing communication between Burr and his broker. Law enforcement officials say Burr cooperated and turned over the phone at his Washington-area residence.
There had been constant questions early on during this pandemic as news broke that members of congress were selling stocks as they had first-hand knowledge of what was going on and what was going to happen to the stock market. In Burr’s case, it looks even worse as he and his wife sold between $600,000 to $1.7 million of stock in late January to the middle of February.
This is extremely rare as seriously bad news for Senator Burr because to get a search warrant, a prosecutor must show and a judge must find probable cause that a crime was committed and that evidence of the crime likely will be found. He may be screwed.
Keep in mind since the FBI is investigating Senator Richard Burr for the illegal sale of stocks look for the FBI to come after Georgia Senator Kelly Loeffler who did the same thing after being briefed in late January by Anthony Fauci.
Loeffler disclosed her April stock sales in a form she filed May 1 to the secretary of the Senate. She reported sales valued in the range from $811,013 to $2,065,000 of stock in her personal accounts. Specific values aren’t required for disclosure, only ranges. Loeffler’s largest sales included investments in Target (ticker: TGT), Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMY), and Kraft Heinz (KHZ), each of which were in the range from $100,001 to $250,000.
Democrats and anti-Trumpers will spin this and say this is a vendetta by President Trump over the phony Russian collusion witch hunt and President Trump is abusing his power and using the institutions of the United States exact revenge in his political enemies, but how? There’s no proof of that!
Now I will say this, I know damn well the Trump administration was informed about what was happening but speculating if this was a coup itself is reckless especially because you don’t like the President. These Senators need to face the consequences and pay the price for their crimes committed because they are greedy.