Richard Burr

UNITED STATES - MARCH 21: Chairman Richard Burr, R-N.C., right, and ranking member Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., conduct a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing in Hart Building on Russian Interference in the 2016 election on March 21, 2018. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielson, and former Secretary Jeh Johnson, also testified. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
on June 3, 2014 in Washington, DC.
Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Chairman Richard Burr, R-N.C., left, and Vice Chairman Mark Warner, D-Va., update reporters on the status of their inquiry into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. elections, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017. Burr says the committee has interviewed more than 100 witnesses as part of its investigation and that more work still needs to be done.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Sen. Richard Burr Sold D.C. Townhouse To Donor At A Rich Price
In a private transaction, Richard Burr, Republican of North Carolina, sold the townhouse to lobbyists who had business before his committees.
Where Things Stand: DOJ Digs In
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WASHINGTON, DC -JANUARY 30:Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.) talks with reporters as he heads to the Senate Chambers January 30, 2020 in Washington, DC. Senators spend a second day asking both the House prosecutors and President Trump's defense team questions during the Senate impeachment trial.(Photo by Katherine Frey/The Washington Post)

While it’s in the preliminary stages of it’s investigation, the Justice Department is now looking into sketchy stock market transactions that at least two lawmakers made after receiving private briefings on the COVID-19 outbreak.

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on June 13, 2017 in Washington, DC.
Where Things Stand: Even A Fox News Host Is Calling On Burr To Resign
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When you’ve lost Tucker Carlson, it might be time to throw in the towel.

During his show on Thursday evening after news broke that Senate Intelligence Committee Richard Burr (R-NC) sold off a significant portion of his stock amid private coronavirus briefings, Carlson laid into the powerful Republican.

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WASHINGTON  - JUNE 7:  on Capitol Hill June 7, 2007 in Washington, DC.  The Senate voted against cloture for a second time today on S1348, the current immigration reform bill.  (Photo by Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)
Burr Dumped Up To $1.6 Million Of Stock After Reassuring Public About Coronavirus Preparedness
Intelligence Chair Richard Burr’s selloff came around the time he was receiving daily briefings on the health threat.
UNITED STATES - MARCH 21: Chairman Richard Burr, R-N.C., right, and ranking member Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., conduct a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing in Hart Building on Russian Interference in the 2016 election on March 21, 2018. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielson, and former Secretary Jeh Johnson, also testified. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
on June 13, 2017 in Washington, DC.
on June 20, 2018 in Washington, DC.
Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Chairman Richard Burr, R-N.C., left, and Vice Chairman Mark Warner, D-Va., update reporters on the status of their inquiry into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. elections, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017. Burr says the committee has interviewed more than 100 witnesses as part of its investigation and that more work still needs to be done.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
UNITED STATES - JANUARY 25: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., talks with reporters outside the Senate chamber about a continuing resolution to re-open the government on Friday, January 25, 2019. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Chairman Richard Burr, R-N.C., left, and Vice Chairman Mark Warner, D-Va., update reporters on the status of their inquiry into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. elections, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017. Burr says the committee has interviewed more than 100 witnesses as part of its investigation and that more work still needs to be done. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
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