A non-Trump Corruption Story

Discussion in 'Politics' started by JoeNation, May 14, 2020.

  1. JoeNation
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    We tend to forget all of the corrupt Republicans still out there because Trump sort of sucks up all the corruption oxygen in the room.


    Sen. Richard Burr temporarily steps aside as Senate Intelligence chairman, citing FBI probe of his stock trading

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., stepped aside as chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday after the FBI served a search warrant for his phone as part of an ongoing insider-trading investigation tied to the coronavirus pandemic.

    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced the move, saying he and Burr had agreed it was in the Senate’s best interests.

    FBI officials showed up at Burr’s home with the warrant on Wednesday, marking a significant escalation into the Justice Department’s investigation into whether Burr broke the law with a well-timed sale of stocks before the coronavirus caused markets to plummet.

    The Justice Department declined to comment. His attorney did not respond to phone and email messages, but said last month that the law is clear that any senator can participate in stock market trading based on public information “as Sen. Burr did.”


     
  2. JohnHamilton
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    If the senator has been doing crooked stuff, let the ax fall on him.
     
  3. JoeNation
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    Amen.
     
  4. JohnHamilton
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    JohnHamilton Well-Known Member

    Now, if you would only condemn corrupt officials in your party, we would be getting somewhere.
     
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  5. GeneWright

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    Here's the list of senators suspected for insider trading currently:

    Richard Burr - NC (R)
    Kelly Loefller - GA (R)
    David Purdue - GA (R)
    Jim Inhofe - OK (R)
    Diane Feinstein - CA (D)

    I hope all 5 are forced out
     
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  6. JoeNation
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    I didn't notice YOU posting this story. Am I supposed to condemn people in your party AND my party while you sit back and do nothing?

    Besides, I have so much more work already just trying to tally all of the corrupt Republicans that I would think you could help me out by pointing to any corrupt Democrats for me. Since I already have the lion's share of the work, could you do me a solid and do your own work?
     
  7. JohnHamilton
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    JohnHamilton Well-Known Member

    Shoe is going to drop big time when the Durham report arrives.

    I know that you don't care about the government surveilling without court orders because of their political views, but for those of us who value freedom it is a big deal.
     
  8. JoeNation
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    Soooo, the subject is back to the topic of the other thread because you were getting your ass handed to you on this topic?

    I guess that is another way to say...Look! Squirrel! Over there!
     
  9. SmalltownMN
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    SmalltownMN Active Member

    Any person.........in any profession.........at any level..... should be held to account if they break any law of the land........... period. It's a damn shame that it does not happen.
     
  10. JoeNation
    Angelic

    JoeNation Patron Saint of Idiots

    Flynn?
     

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