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Richard Burr Steps Back From Senate Panel as Phone Seized in Stock Sales Inquiry

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Senator Richard M. Burr, Republican of North Carolina, temporarily stepped down as chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday, a day after F.B.I. agents seized his cellphone as part of an investigation into whether he sold hundreds of thousands of dollars’ worth of stocks using nonpublic information about the coronavirus.

The seizure and an accompanying search for his electronic storage accounts, which were confirmed by an investigator briefed on the case, represented a significant escalation of the inquiry by the Justice Department and the Securities and Exchange Commission and suggests Mr. Burr, one of the most influential members of Congress, may be in serious legal jeopardy.

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Richard Burr Steps Back From Senate Panel as Phone Seized in Stock Sales Inquiry

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But still pretending that he did nothing wrong...typical corrupt lying that is the hallmark of today's conservative legislator. 

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