2020-03-25 12:39:23

Calls Grow for Sen. Burr to Resign After He Sold $1.7 Million in Stocks & Downplayed COVID-19 Risks

Calls are growing for Republican Senator Richard Burr to resign after he reportedly sold up to $1.7 million worth of stocks after receiving privileged briefings about the coronavirus’s threat to the global economy.

ProPublica reports Burr, the chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, unloaded his holdings on February 13 in 33 separate transactions.

At the time, he had access to classified information about the coronavirus and was receiving daily intelligence briefings.

The stock market began plummeting a week after Burr’s sales and has since lost about 30% of its value.

DN speaks with Derek Willis of ProPublica, one of the reporters who broke the story.

Democracy Now! produces a daily, global, independent news hour hosted by award-winning journalists Amy Goodman and Juan González. 

Our reporting includes breaking daily news headlines and in-depth interviews with people on the front lines of the world’s most pressing issues. 

On DN!, you’ll hear a diversity of voices speaking for themselves, providing a unique and sometimes provocative perspective on global events.

Missed an episode?  Check out DN on FSTV VOD anytime or visit the show page for the latest clips.

#FreeSpeechTV is one of the last standing national, independent news networks committed to advancing progressive social change. 

#FSTV is available on Dish, DirectTV, AppleTV, Roku, Sling and online at freespeech.org.

Coronavirus COVID-19 Derek Willis NPR ProPublica Richard Burr

Economy

The Randi Rhodes' Show

Marco Rubio Wanted More

Marco Rubio Wanted More

The Stephanie Miller Show

Newsflash, It Did Happen Under Trump's Administration

Newsflash, It Did Happen Under Trump's Administration

The Stephanie Miller Show

Marjorie Taylor Greene and The Spread of Misinformation

Marjorie Taylor Greene and The Spread of Misinformation

The Randi Rhodes' Show

This Is Insanity

This Is Insanity

The David Pakman Show

Biden Brutally Mops the Floor with Republicans at State of the Union

Biden Brutally Mops the Floor with Republicans at State of the Union

The Stephanie Miller Show

Let's Talk Facts!

Let's Talk Facts!

Rising Up With Sonali

Black History: Why Harriet Tubman Belongs on the $20 Bill

Black History: Why Harriet Tubman Belongs on the $20 Bill

Rising Up With Sonali

Commentary: Mumia Abu Jamal on Tyre Nichols’ Killing

Commentary: Mumia Abu Jamal on Tyre Nichols’ Killing

Related

The David Pakman Show

It Begins: DeSantis Takes a Swipe at Trump

It Begins: DeSantis Takes a Swipe at Trump

Democracy Now!

Top U.S. & World Headlines — January 31, 2023

Top U.S. & World Headlines — January 31, 2023

The David Pakman Show

Measles Outbreaks on the Rise Thanks to Anti-Vaxxers

Measles Outbreaks on the Rise Thanks to Anti-Vaxxers

The David Pakman Show

George Santos Apparently Lying About COVID Diagnosis

George Santos Apparently Lying About COVID Diagnosis

Proud Partners