GOP senator resigns chairmanship amid stock probe

GOP senator resigns chairmanship amid stock probe 1


Republican Sen. Richard Burr of North Carolina is stepping aside as chairman of the influential Senate Intelligence Committee while he's under investigation for stock trades he made ahead of the market downturn sparked by the coronavirus pandemic.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said in a statement that 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 investigation." McConnell said Burr's resignation as chairman will be effective at the end of the day on Friday.
Burr's decision to step down as chairman is a stunning development for the North Carolina Republican, who has led the Senate Intelligence Committee through its three-year investigation into Russian election interference that's nearing completion and affirmed the intelligence community's conclusion Russia was trying to help President Donald Trump's candidacy.
Shortly after McConnell's announcement, Burr told reporters he was resigning as intelligence chair because "this is a distraction to the hard work of the committee and the members and I think the security of the country is too important to have any distractions."
Burr said he has been cooperating with investigators "since the beginning" and will let the investigation play out. Burr has given no thought to resigning from the Senate, he said, and he does not believe he exercised poor judgment with his stock trades. He'll remain a member of the Intelligence Committee.
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102 Comments on "GOP senator resigns chairmanship amid stock probe"

  1. Another one bites the dust.

  2. Oracle Of Delphi | May 14, 2020 at 7:56 PM | Reply

    good thing he was wearing a mask.

  3. DallasSportsFan95 | May 14, 2020 at 7:58 PM | Reply

    Doesn’t matter if they’re democrats or republicans, they need to resign now

    • James Stewart | May 15, 2020 at 2:25 PM | Reply

      @Steve Flynn I’m sure Trump’s pissed off he isn’t going to have Biden to run against. He beats Biden hands down no problem. There’s no way they will give Biden the nomination. Now he has to deal with that. CNN got Hillary Clinton beat with thier fake in house polls. Had Hillary’s campaign known the truth that UCLA Harvard Yale Princeton and other polls not so public predicted only a very narrow lead for Hillary Clinton or a narrow victory for trump that Hillary would have done more in those states and turned it around. Now CNN doing it again claiming Bidens winning in all polls and basically a news blackout on Biden is only killing Joe Biden quickly most people know lies when they hear them.. the ratings for cable news networks is a factual number because of cable. The fact that CNNs ratings are that bad so low in fact arguing about any lies coming from CNN is a waste of time.

    • shartgargler | May 15, 2020 at 4:44 PM | Reply

      Exactly. Politicians are one breed R or D.

    • Jewels Star | May 15, 2020 at 4:48 PM | Reply

      @James Stewart Are you on Trump’s payroll? Tell us, why did Trump set up a fake “Charity” Foundation and then “misappropriate” 2 million? Do you just regurgitate whatever he says, even though he’s a proven compulsive liar and a con man? Did you go to the scam Trump “University” too? Did you invest in his pyramid scheme too?

    • @Penny Liqueur in America it’s also deaf, dumb and accepts bribes so don’t get your hopes up

  4. Nicolas Cloutier | May 14, 2020 at 7:58 PM | Reply

    It’s about time crooked politicians get held accountable for it.

    • Randy Sanders | May 15, 2020 at 11:29 AM | Reply

      Hopefully someone falsely accuses you of murder and then tries to throw you in jail for an outstanding library book they found in your car when they arrested you for no reason. I’m sure you would have a different opinion on the matter. You would fight against it but all the Mediots on TV and your political rivals would just say you’re obstructing. See how that works? The hoax was to use the fake Russian Collusion hoax to get the Obstruction charge so Democrats could get Trump Impeached but it failed miserably and will end in Treason huh? What a beautiful ending to the story of the Democrats demise.

    • The Great Redrover | May 15, 2020 at 1:02 PM | Reply

      @Randy Sanders Sure, but when they take me in for questioning I’m not gonna keep giving them different false alibis until I run outta lies then cry witch hunt as if being a total bullshitter wasn’t my own fault.
      Also, outstanding library books? How old are you?

    • Randy Sanders | May 15, 2020 at 1:15 PM | Reply

      @The Great Redrover I tried to make it simple for the Champagne Socialist Democrats

    • Randy Sanders | May 15, 2020 at 3:33 PM | Reply

      @The Great RedroverDid FUSION GPS develop the fake Steele dossier? Mueller didn’t speak on that did he? How about Bruce and Nellie Ohr? Bruce was 4th up in the Obama DOJ and his wife worked for Fusion GPS huh? Go check your “reading materials” or maybe watch the failed performance all of the Democrat Celebrities roflmao

    • Does that include Donald Dolittle?

  5. David Ellis | May 14, 2020 at 7:59 PM | Reply

    From a 3 piece suit to an orange jumpsuit. Lock Him Up ! 🔐

  6. Can’t even wear a mask correctly

  7. Nicolas Cloutier | May 14, 2020 at 8:01 PM | Reply

    All senators who did insider trading should be held accountable. Regardless of party.

    • Steven Lindsey | May 15, 2020 at 6:25 PM | Reply

      @OceanFragments I didn’t see any children. I did however see a bunch of adults who entered the country illegally.

    • Steven Lindsey | May 15, 2020 at 6:31 PM | Reply

      @OceanFragments The clip is literally where the media pulled the photos to demonstrate that Trump put kids in cages.

    • Steven Lindsey | May 15, 2020 at 6:42 PM | Reply

      @OceanFragments Yes you told me that you were trained in the subject there I should appeal to the expert authority that you claim to possess and yes you specifically pointed the finger claiming that my understanding of the subject was an appeal to authority. That is yet another common trait of the modern progressive liberal, Just outright lie about what was said or done. Here is another example of dishonesty on your part. You sent me a video of an adult detention center as proof that Trump put kids in cages. You can not give one example of proof that Trump put kids in cages outside the media’s edited clips from 2014.That takes the whole argument back to square one which is ,” So called modern liberals act like children. You accused me of doing the very thing you were doing [logical fallacy, appeal to authority]. You demonstrated that you have fallen prey to propaganda [Trump put kids in cages] ,which is not true. I showed you the original footage from 2014 that the media used as anti Trump propaganda. You then lied in order to save face and claimed your evidence was video of an adult detention facility. You are completely childlike and delusional.

    • Sean Parsons | May 15, 2020 at 9:48 PM | Reply

      They should all hang.

  8. shartgargler | May 14, 2020 at 8:01 PM | Reply

    Do as I say not as I do. – Rich politicians.

    • Cropper Copper | May 15, 2020 at 6:43 PM | Reply

      @Josh Edmonds Well… I just looked to make sure and it appears you are right about that one. They need to get on it. I agree

    • Cropper Copper | May 15, 2020 at 6:45 PM | Reply

      @omi god Don’t make excuses for your lack of evidence.

    • Josh Edmonds | May 15, 2020 at 6:59 PM | Reply

      @Cropper Copper oh they wont…you won’t hear a thing about it..I mean we have Democrats going..Flynn pleaded.guilty case closed….and Republicans going..but he was blackmailed…100% concrete evidence paperwork emails text…and Democrats go well he should’ve never plead guilty

    • Cropper Copper | May 15, 2020 at 8:02 PM | Reply

      @Josh Edmonds And everyone just needs to shut the hell up and do their damned jobs on both sides. I agree! It’s an absolute mess… I can’t believe anyone was even surprised that we became the epicenter of the pandemic. Most days they all can’t get together long enough to decide what to order for lunch, let alone figuring out how to deal with something as big as a worldwide pandemic.

    • Josh Edmonds | May 15, 2020 at 8:15 PM | Reply

      @Cropper Copper you seem honest a question for you…bc I’m dying laughing right now at the media..did you agree or see…when trump use to brag about our low numbers and the Democrats and media went off on him that we have low numbers idiot bc our testing failure and the fact we havent tested anyone….do you remember all of those videos and stories?

  9. Ari Sarande | May 14, 2020 at 8:02 PM | Reply

    when is Trump going to resign so America can Breathe again

  10. Naveen Nath | May 14, 2020 at 8:03 PM | Reply

    GOP will claim that it is a “witch hunt” and that it wouldn’t have happened to a Democrat.

  11. Atcar Lumsy | May 14, 2020 at 8:12 PM | Reply

    This crook should resign from the Senate itself.

  12. Perry Weeks | May 14, 2020 at 8:19 PM | Reply

    I wanna make millions knowing the viruses is coming not tell anyone then just resign. 🤣🤣🤣

  13. Herr Frankenstein | May 14, 2020 at 8:25 PM | Reply

    Hopefully, good folks will vote him out… justice department is kaput…

    • WAKE UP JEFF | May 15, 2020 at 5:12 PM | Reply

      @keith parkhill : Then You Better Crawl Into Your Safe Space Snowflake .

    • Cropper Copper | May 15, 2020 at 7:01 PM | Reply

      @WAKE UP JEFF Can you do anything other then call people Boo Boo Heads, like your 3 years old? How old are you?

    • WAKE UP JEFF | May 15, 2020 at 7:23 PM | Reply

      @Cropper Copper : Boo Boo Head Eh , Who’s The 3 Year Old Snowflake ????

    • Cropper Copper | May 15, 2020 at 8:00 PM | Reply

      @WAKE UP JEFF Yeah… That’s gonna be you still. You’re the one who thinks an adult form of political discourse is name calling. Or did you not get the metaphor either? 😂

    • WAKE UP JEFF | May 15, 2020 at 9:27 PM | Reply

      @Cropper Copper : Get Ready For 4 More Years Of The Greatest President In History DONALD J TRUMP . Or Does Your Major TDS Not Allow It ???

  14. David Nichols | May 14, 2020 at 8:31 PM | Reply

    He didn’t turn it over They confiscated his phone. So this stock after a house meeting on the coronavirus before the crash.

    • Harold Moore | May 15, 2020 at 2:50 PM | Reply

      Pug Nacious no he didn’t moron. That’s Trump’s on administration.

    • David Greer | May 15, 2020 at 3:43 PM | Reply

      Ash Roskell Trumpkins believe whatever their Cheeto deity tells them, they are robots following
      A narcissistic, pathological, liar oblivious to the destruction he’s doing to the country.
      All to own the so called libs.

    • David Nichols | May 15, 2020 at 4:06 PM | Reply

      @David Greer you mean your President Donald J Trump

    • Izziedora Dora | May 15, 2020 at 9:57 PM | Reply

      Crooked is as crooked does.

  15. Patriotic Revolution | May 14, 2020 at 8:32 PM | Reply

    Lock him up and throw away the key. This is where blood money gets you.

    • Patriotic Revolution | May 15, 2020 at 8:08 AM | Reply

      @Red Man Yes. Any and all who put our people last.. There’s no reason so many had to die.

    • Patriotic Revolution | May 15, 2020 at 8:10 AM | Reply

      @Ash Roskell I cannot speak for them. I do believe in the FBI and that they will pursue justice for lives lost. No one should be able to stomach this. No one.

    • Ash Roskell | May 15, 2020 at 8:20 AM | Reply

      Patriotic Revolution : I lost the contents of my stomach back in 2016. Haven’t held anything down since. So, I take your point, although it feels like a convenient revenge kick for the Donster. Barr signed off on this, which can only mean it helps Donny Deep State. But, let the chips fall where they may. I suspect he’ll prove his innocence? But, that’s only because my instinct tells me that what Donny wants, is usually something criminal, unless it’s just his lunch?

  16. Please go get Kelly Loefller, the appointed “senator” in GA next.

    • Ash Roskell | May 15, 2020 at 8:01 AM | Reply

      Eric Ryan : Do the Trumpophiles, “believe,” in the FBI now? There’s a switch? What happened? 🤔

    • Penny Liqueur | May 15, 2020 at 8:11 AM | Reply


    • Lets Snugglez | May 15, 2020 at 10:58 AM | Reply

      She’s a Trump accolyte. Trump and Barr and not going to allow the FBI to go after her.

    • gabriela sanchez | May 15, 2020 at 11:45 AM | Reply

      @Tammy Gabbard I hope so. He sold our lives to the highest bidder

    • Terry Sarkel | May 15, 2020 at 3:52 PM | Reply

      @Gen z patriot Neither of those corrupt assholes.

  17. Burr, another crooked good ol’ boy. NC is full of them.

    • Bagel Bagel Doughnut | May 15, 2020 at 1:49 PM | Reply

      Monique Augustine I don’t know what part of NC you live in but the area I live in is a nice beautiful place to live.

    • Doesn’t matter if it’s NC or Oregon or Kansas…there all crooks in every party in every state

    • @Kay Mc True…both sides just want control of the swamp…not to drain it.

    • Chris DiDomenico | May 15, 2020 at 8:30 PM | Reply

      Cry much? So when Barr goes after them are you going to correct your dumbass statement? Of course not, you are a dumbacrat

    • Chris DiDomenico | May 15, 2020 at 8:32 PM | Reply

      @Gary Conner you do know dems did it to right dumbass?? Diane Feinstein?? You are an idiot.

  18. murcielago dayne | May 14, 2020 at 8:39 PM | Reply

    he´ll go free…….I´ve seen a impeached president golfing celebrating victory

  19. Is anyone surprised about the republiCUNTS anymore???

  20. Ronald Mexico | May 14, 2020 at 9:02 PM | Reply

    Weird how this kind of thing always seems to happen to republicans

    • Chris DiDomenico | May 15, 2020 at 8:36 PM | Reply

      @mitch103178 lmao truth hurts huh loser? Lmao lmao.

    • Chris DiDomenico | May 15, 2020 at 8:37 PM | Reply

      @mitch103178 Fox news is the inly place to hear the truth. Your networks are being sued for defamation, basically lying about someone. That’s a shocker huh? Lmao cnn already settled to libtard. Lmao

    • Chris DiDomenico | May 15, 2020 at 8:38 PM | Reply

      @mitch103178 lmao whataboutism ? Lmao i love it, what a tool lmao.

    • mitch103178 | May 15, 2020 at 9:17 PM | Reply

      Chris DiDomenico somebody’s extra triggered. 😂😂😂😂 dolt.

    • Ronald Mexico | May 15, 2020 at 9:37 PM | Reply

      @Chris DiDomenico you know I hear that the more you type lmao the less obvious it is you’re crying

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