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  • Senator Burr steps down as chair of Senate Intelligence committee, amid stock trading issue

    Senator Burr steps down as chair of Senate Intelligence committee, amid stock trading issue

    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 is ramping up.

    H/T: Just The News

    "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 the investigation," said Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. "We agreed that this decision would be in the best interests of the committee and will be effective at the end of the day tomorrow."

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