Discussion:
OT: On the same day Trump said it would "disappear".
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Alan Baker
2020-03-20 04:31:16 UTC
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'The chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee warned a small group
of well-connected constituents three weeks ago to prepare for dire
economic and societal effects of the coronavirus, according to a secret
recording obtained by NPR.

The remarks from U.S. Sen. Richard Burr were more stark than any he had
delivered in more public forums.

On Feb. 27, when the United States had 15 confirmed cases of COVID-19,
President Trump was tamping down fears and suggesting that the virus
could be seasonal.

"It's going to disappear. One day, it's like a miracle. It will
disappear," the president said then, before adding, "it could get worse
before it gets better. It could maybe go away. We'll see what happens."

On that same day, Burr attended a luncheon held at a social club called
the Capitol Hill Club. And he delivered a much more alarming message.

"There's one thing that I can tell you about this: It is much more
aggressive in its transmission than anything that we have seen in recent
history," he said, according to a secret recording of the remarks
obtained by NPR. "It is probably more akin to the 1918 pandemic."'

<https://www.npr.org/2020/03/19/818192535/burr-recording-sparks-questions-about-private-comments-on-covid-19>

But... ...hey: don't worry about Burr, anyway.

He seems to have set himself up pretty well:

'Soon after he offered public assurances that the government was ready
to battle the coronavirus, the powerful chairman of the Senate
Intelligence Committee, Richard Burr, sold off a significant percentage
of his stocks, unloading between $628,000 and $1.72 million of his
holdings on Feb. 13 in 33 separate transactions.

As the head of the intelligence committee, Burr, a North Carolina
Republican, has access to the government’s most highly classified
information about threats to America’s security. His committee was
receiving daily coronavirus briefings around this time, according to a
Reuters story.

A week after Burr’s sales, the stock market began a sharp decline and
has lost about 30% since.'

<https://www.propublica.org/article/senator-dumped-up-to-1-6-million-of-stock-after-reassuring-public-about-coronavirus-preparedness>

But if you can't use your position and the information that comes with
it to enrich yourself...

...what's the point?
Magewolf
2020-03-20 15:50:19 UTC
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Post by Alan Baker
'The chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee warned a small group
of well-connected constituents three weeks ago to prepare for dire
economic and societal effects of the coronavirus, according to a secret
recording obtained by NPR.
The remarks from U.S. Sen. Richard Burr were more stark than any he had
delivered in more public forums.
On Feb. 27, when the United States had 15 confirmed cases of COVID-19,
President Trump was tamping down fears and suggesting that the virus
could be seasonal.
"It's going to disappear. One day, it's like a miracle. It will
disappear," the president said then, before adding, "it could get worse
before it gets better. It could maybe go away. We'll see what happens."
On that same day, Burr attended a luncheon held at a social club called
the Capitol Hill Club. And he delivered a much more alarming message.
"There's one thing that I can tell you about this: It is much more
aggressive in its transmission than anything that we have seen in recent
history," he said, according to a secret recording of the remarks
obtained by NPR. "It is probably more akin to the 1918 pandemic."'
<https://www.npr.org/2020/03/19/818192535/burr-recording-sparks-questions-about-private-comments-on-covid-19>
But... ...hey: don't worry about Burr, anyway.
'Soon after he offered public assurances that the government was ready
to battle the coronavirus, the powerful chairman of the Senate
Intelligence Committee, Richard Burr, sold off a significant percentage
of his stocks, unloading between $628,000 and $1.72 million of his
holdings on Feb. 13 in 33 separate transactions.
As the head of the intelligence committee, Burr, a North Carolina
Republican, has access to the government’s most highly classified
information about threats to America’s security. His committee was
receiving daily coronavirus briefings around this time, according to a
Reuters story.
A week after Burr’s sales, the stock market began a sharp decline and
has lost about 30% since.'
<https://www.propublica.org/article/senator-dumped-up-to-1-6-million-of-stock-after-reassuring-public-about-coronavirus-preparedness>
But if you can't use your position and the information that comes with
it to enrich yourself...
...what's the point?
Did he really need inside info apart from having interacted with Trump
to know a crash was coming?
Alan Baker
2020-03-20 16:24:34 UTC
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Post by Magewolf
Post by Alan Baker
'The chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee warned a small
group of well-connected constituents three weeks ago to prepare for
dire economic and societal effects of the coronavirus, according to a
secret recording obtained by NPR.
The remarks from U.S. Sen. Richard Burr were more stark than any he
had delivered in more public forums.
On Feb. 27, when the United States had 15 confirmed cases of COVID-19,
President Trump was tamping down fears and suggesting that the virus
could be seasonal.
"It's going to disappear. One day, it's like a miracle. It will
disappear," the president said then, before adding, "it could get
worse before it gets better. It could maybe go away. We'll see what
happens."
On that same day, Burr attended a luncheon held at a social club
called the Capitol Hill Club. And he delivered a much more alarming
message.
"There's one thing that I can tell you about this: It is much more
aggressive in its transmission than anything that we have seen in
recent history," he said, according to a secret recording of the
remarks obtained by NPR. "It is probably more akin to the 1918
pandemic."'
<https://www.npr.org/2020/03/19/818192535/burr-recording-sparks-questions-about-private-comments-on-covid-19>
But... ...hey: don't worry about Burr, anyway.
'Soon after he offered public assurances that the government was ready
to battle the coronavirus, the powerful chairman of the Senate
Intelligence Committee, Richard Burr, sold off a significant
percentage of his stocks, unloading between $628,000 and $1.72 million
of his holdings on Feb. 13 in 33 separate transactions.
As the head of the intelligence committee, Burr, a North Carolina
Republican, has access to the government’s most highly classified
information about threats to America’s security. His committee was
receiving daily coronavirus briefings around this time, according to a
Reuters story.
A week after Burr’s sales, the stock market began a sharp decline and
has lost about 30% since.'
<https://www.propublica.org/article/senator-dumped-up-to-1-6-million-of-stock-after-reassuring-public-about-coronavirus-preparedness>
But if you can't use your position and the information that comes with
it to enrich yourself...
...what's the point?
Did he really need inside info apart from having interacted with Trump
to know a crash was coming?
The real point is that he was warning the rich and powerful that this
was going to be a huge problem.

And if he knew enough to tell them that, then Trump knew it too.
o***@gmail.com
2020-03-20 16:37:37 UTC
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Post by Alan Baker
Post by Magewolf
Post by Alan Baker
'The chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee warned a small
group of well-connected constituents three weeks ago to prepare for
dire economic and societal effects of the coronavirus, according to a
secret recording obtained by NPR.
The remarks from U.S. Sen. Richard Burr were more stark than any he
had delivered in more public forums.
On Feb. 27, when the United States had 15 confirmed cases of COVID-19,
President Trump was tamping down fears and suggesting that the virus
could be seasonal.
"It's going to disappear. One day, it's like a miracle. It will
disappear," the president said then, before adding, "it could get
worse before it gets better. It could maybe go away. We'll see what
happens."
On that same day, Burr attended a luncheon held at a social club
called the Capitol Hill Club. And he delivered a much more alarming
message.
"There's one thing that I can tell you about this: It is much more
aggressive in its transmission than anything that we have seen in
recent history," he said, according to a secret recording of the
remarks obtained by NPR. "It is probably more akin to the 1918
pandemic."'
<https://www.npr.org/2020/03/19/818192535/burr-recording-sparks-questions-about-private-comments-on-covid-19>
But... ...hey: don't worry about Burr, anyway.
'Soon after he offered public assurances that the government was ready
to battle the coronavirus, the powerful chairman of the Senate
Intelligence Committee, Richard Burr, sold off a significant
percentage of his stocks, unloading between $628,000 and $1.72 million
of his holdings on Feb. 13 in 33 separate transactions.
As the head of the intelligence committee, Burr, a North Carolina
Republican, has access to the government’s most highly classified
information about threats to America’s security. His committee was
receiving daily coronavirus briefings around this time, according to a
Reuters story.
A week after Burr’s sales, the stock market began a sharp decline and
has lost about 30% since.'
<https://www.propublica.org/article/senator-dumped-up-to-1-6-million-of-stock-after-reassuring-public-about-coronavirus-preparedness>
But if you can't use your position and the information that comes with
it to enrich yourself...
...what's the point?
Did he really need inside info apart from having interacted with Trump
to know a crash was coming?
The real point is that he was warning the rich and powerful that this
was going to be a huge problem.
And if he knew enough to tell them that, then Trump knew it too.
There is an opening for you at CNN.

Interpretation is all..........
Alan Baker
2020-03-20 16:57:57 UTC
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Post by o***@gmail.com
Post by Alan Baker
Post by Magewolf
Post by Alan Baker
'The chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee warned a small
group of well-connected constituents three weeks ago to prepare for
dire economic and societal effects of the coronavirus, according to a
secret recording obtained by NPR.
The remarks from U.S. Sen. Richard Burr were more stark than any he
had delivered in more public forums.
On Feb. 27, when the United States had 15 confirmed cases of COVID-19,
President Trump was tamping down fears and suggesting that the virus
could be seasonal.
"It's going to disappear. One day, it's like a miracle. It will
disappear," the president said then, before adding, "it could get
worse before it gets better. It could maybe go away. We'll see what
happens."
On that same day, Burr attended a luncheon held at a social club
called the Capitol Hill Club. And he delivered a much more alarming
message.
"There's one thing that I can tell you about this: It is much more
aggressive in its transmission than anything that we have seen in
recent history," he said, according to a secret recording of the
remarks obtained by NPR. "It is probably more akin to the 1918
pandemic."'
<https://www.npr.org/2020/03/19/818192535/burr-recording-sparks-questions-about-private-comments-on-covid-19>
But... ...hey: don't worry about Burr, anyway.
'Soon after he offered public assurances that the government was ready
to battle the coronavirus, the powerful chairman of the Senate
Intelligence Committee, Richard Burr, sold off a significant
percentage of his stocks, unloading between $628,000 and $1.72 million
of his holdings on Feb. 13 in 33 separate transactions.
As the head of the intelligence committee, Burr, a North Carolina
Republican, has access to the government’s most highly classified
information about threats to America’s security. His committee was
receiving daily coronavirus briefings around this time, according to a
Reuters story.
A week after Burr’s sales, the stock market began a sharp decline and
has lost about 30% since.'
<https://www.propublica.org/article/senator-dumped-up-to-1-6-million-of-stock-after-reassuring-public-about-coronavirus-preparedness>
But if you can't use your position and the information that comes with
it to enrich yourself...
...what's the point?
Did he really need inside info apart from having interacted with Trump
to know a crash was coming?
The real point is that he was warning the rich and powerful that this
was going to be a huge problem.
And if he knew enough to tell them that, then Trump knew it too.
There is an opening for you at CNN.
Interpretation is all..........
Sorry, sonny, but this is simply what happened.

They were telling the public one thing...

...and telling the rich and powerful another...

...and they were preparing to profit from access to information they
weren't sharing with everyone.

This is what he told everyone in an op-ed he wrote for Fox:

'Thankfully, the United States today is better prepared than ever before
to face emerging public health threats, like the coronavirus, in large
part due to the work of the Senate Health Committee, Congress, and the
Trump Administration.'

<https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/coronavirus-prevention-steps-the-u-s-government-is-taking-to-protect-you-sen-alexander-and-sen-burr>

20 days later he told a group at the Capitol Hill Club:

'"There's one thing that I can tell you about this: It is much more
aggressive in its transmission than anything that we have seen in recent
history," he said, according to a secret recording of the remarks
obtained by NPR. "It is probably more akin to the 1918 pandemic."'

<https://www.npr.org/2020/03/19/818192535/burr-recording-sparks-questions-about-private-comments-on-covid-19>

And he's not the only one.

Senator Kelly Loeffler:

'The Senate’s newest member sold off seven figures’ worth of stock
holdings in the days and weeks after a private, all-senators meeting on
the novel coronavirus that subsequently hammered U.S. equities.

Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) reported the first sale of stock jointly
owned by her and her husband on Jan. 24, the very day that her
committee, the Senate Health Committee, hosted a private, all-senators
briefing from administration officials, including the CDC director and
Anthony Fauci, the head of the National Institute of Allergy and
Infectious Diseases, on the coronavirus. '

<https://www.thedailybeast.com/sen-kelly-loeffler-dumped-millions-in-stock-after-coronavirus-briefing>

But while she was selling out, she was telling the general public
something quite different:

'“Concerned about #coronavirus?” she tweeted on March 10. “Remember
this: The consumer is strong, the economy is strong, & jobs are growing,
which puts us in the best economic position to tackle #COVID19 & keep
Americans safe.”'
Paul S Person
2020-03-21 17:36:42 UTC
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Post by Alan Baker
Post by o***@gmail.com
Post by Alan Baker
Post by Magewolf
Post by Alan Baker
'The chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee warned a small
group of well-connected constituents three weeks ago to prepare for
dire economic and societal effects of the coronavirus, according to a
secret recording obtained by NPR.
The remarks from U.S. Sen. Richard Burr were more stark than any he
had delivered in more public forums.
On Feb. 27, when the United States had 15 confirmed cases of COVID-19,
President Trump was tamping down fears and suggesting that the virus
could be seasonal.
"It's going to disappear. One day, it's like a miracle. It will
disappear," the president said then, before adding, "it could get
worse before it gets better. It could maybe go away. We'll see what
happens."
On that same day, Burr attended a luncheon held at a social club
called the Capitol Hill Club. And he delivered a much more alarming
message.
"There's one thing that I can tell you about this: It is much more
aggressive in its transmission than anything that we have seen in
recent history," he said, according to a secret recording of the
remarks obtained by NPR. "It is probably more akin to the 1918
pandemic."'
<https://www.npr.org/2020/03/19/818192535/burr-recording-sparks-questions-about-private-comments-on-covid-19>
But... ...hey: don't worry about Burr, anyway.
'Soon after he offered public assurances that the government was ready
to battle the coronavirus, the powerful chairman of the Senate
Intelligence Committee, Richard Burr, sold off a significant
percentage of his stocks, unloading between $628,000 and $1.72 million
of his holdings on Feb. 13 in 33 separate transactions.
As the head of the intelligence committee, Burr, a North Carolina
Republican, has access to the government’s most highly classified
information about threats to America’s security. His committee was
receiving daily coronavirus briefings around this time, according to a
Reuters story.
A week after Burr’s sales, the stock market began a sharp decline and
has lost about 30% since.'
<https://www.propublica.org/article/senator-dumped-up-to-1-6-million-of-stock-after-reassuring-public-about-coronavirus-preparedness>
But if you can't use your position and the information that comes with
it to enrich yourself...
...what's the point?
Did he really need inside info apart from having interacted with Trump
to know a crash was coming?
The real point is that he was warning the rich and powerful that this
was going to be a huge problem.
And if he knew enough to tell them that, then Trump knew it too.
There is an opening for you at CNN.
Interpretation is all..........
Sorry, sonny, but this is simply what happened.
They were telling the public one thing...
...and telling the rich and powerful another...
...and they were preparing to profit from access to information they
weren't sharing with everyone.
'Thankfully, the United States today is better prepared than ever before
to face emerging public health threats, like the coronavirus, in large
part due to the work of the Senate Health Committee, Congress, and the
Trump Administration.'
<https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/coronavirus-prevention-steps-the-u-s-government-is-taking-to-protect-you-sen-alexander-and-sen-burr>
'"There's one thing that I can tell you about this: It is much more
aggressive in its transmission than anything that we have seen in recent
history," he said, according to a secret recording of the remarks
obtained by NPR. "It is probably more akin to the 1918 pandemic."'
<https://www.npr.org/2020/03/19/818192535/burr-recording-sparks-questions-about-private-comments-on-covid-19>
And he's not the only one.
'The Senate’s newest member sold off seven figures’ worth of stock
holdings in the days and weeks after a private, all-senators meeting on
the novel coronavirus that subsequently hammered U.S. equities.
Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) reported the first sale of stock jointly
owned by her and her husband on Jan. 24, the very day that her
committee, the Senate Health Committee, hosted a private, all-senators
briefing from administration officials, including the CDC director and
Anthony Fauci, the head of the National Institute of Allergy and
Infectious Diseases, on the coronavirus. '
<https://www.thedailybeast.com/sen-kelly-loeffler-dumped-millions-in-stock-after-coronavirus-briefing>
But while she was selling out, she was telling the general public
'“Concerned about #coronavirus?” she tweeted on March 10. “Remember
this: The consumer is strong, the economy is strong, & jobs are growing,
which puts us in the best economic position to tackle #COVID19 & keep
Americans safe.”'
Burr has actually /requested/ an Ethics Committee investigation.

Loeffler has stated that she has /no say/ in what happens to her
portfolio. This is considered quite proper, BTW.

And Feinstein, a Democrat, has been named as doing the same thing.
Hopefully she also has no say over her portfolio.

But I agree that it certainly /looks/ suspicious. In all four (there's
another Republican, whose name I forget) cases.
--
"I begin to envy Petronius."
"I have envied him long since."
Alan Baker
2020-03-21 17:40:23 UTC
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Post by Paul S Person
Post by Alan Baker
Post by o***@gmail.com
Post by Alan Baker
Post by Magewolf
Post by Alan Baker
'The chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee warned a small
group of well-connected constituents three weeks ago to prepare for
dire economic and societal effects of the coronavirus, according to a
secret recording obtained by NPR.
The remarks from U.S. Sen. Richard Burr were more stark than any he
had delivered in more public forums.
On Feb. 27, when the United States had 15 confirmed cases of COVID-19,
President Trump was tamping down fears and suggesting that the virus
could be seasonal.
"It's going to disappear. One day, it's like a miracle. It will
disappear," the president said then, before adding, "it could get
worse before it gets better. It could maybe go away. We'll see what
happens."
On that same day, Burr attended a luncheon held at a social club
called the Capitol Hill Club. And he delivered a much more alarming
message.
"There's one thing that I can tell you about this: It is much more
aggressive in its transmission than anything that we have seen in
recent history," he said, according to a secret recording of the
remarks obtained by NPR. "It is probably more akin to the 1918
pandemic."'
<https://www.npr.org/2020/03/19/818192535/burr-recording-sparks-questions-about-private-comments-on-covid-19>
But... ...hey: don't worry about Burr, anyway.
'Soon after he offered public assurances that the government was ready
to battle the coronavirus, the powerful chairman of the Senate
Intelligence Committee, Richard Burr, sold off a significant
percentage of his stocks, unloading between $628,000 and $1.72 million
of his holdings on Feb. 13 in 33 separate transactions.
As the head of the intelligence committee, Burr, a North Carolina
Republican, has access to the government’s most highly classified
information about threats to America’s security. His committee was
receiving daily coronavirus briefings around this time, according to a
Reuters story.
A week after Burr’s sales, the stock market began a sharp decline and
has lost about 30% since.'
<https://www.propublica.org/article/senator-dumped-up-to-1-6-million-of-stock-after-reassuring-public-about-coronavirus-preparedness>
But if you can't use your position and the information that comes with
it to enrich yourself...
...what's the point?
Did he really need inside info apart from having interacted with Trump
to know a crash was coming?
The real point is that he was warning the rich and powerful that this
was going to be a huge problem.
And if he knew enough to tell them that, then Trump knew it too.
There is an opening for you at CNN.
Interpretation is all..........
Sorry, sonny, but this is simply what happened.
They were telling the public one thing...
...and telling the rich and powerful another...
...and they were preparing to profit from access to information they
weren't sharing with everyone.
'Thankfully, the United States today is better prepared than ever before
to face emerging public health threats, like the coronavirus, in large
part due to the work of the Senate Health Committee, Congress, and the
Trump Administration.'
<https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/coronavirus-prevention-steps-the-u-s-government-is-taking-to-protect-you-sen-alexander-and-sen-burr>
'"There's one thing that I can tell you about this: It is much more
aggressive in its transmission than anything that we have seen in recent
history," he said, according to a secret recording of the remarks
obtained by NPR. "It is probably more akin to the 1918 pandemic."'
<https://www.npr.org/2020/03/19/818192535/burr-recording-sparks-questions-about-private-comments-on-covid-19>
And he's not the only one.
'The Senate’s newest member sold off seven figures’ worth of stock
holdings in the days and weeks after a private, all-senators meeting on
the novel coronavirus that subsequently hammered U.S. equities.
Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) reported the first sale of stock jointly
owned by her and her husband on Jan. 24, the very day that her
committee, the Senate Health Committee, hosted a private, all-senators
briefing from administration officials, including the CDC director and
Anthony Fauci, the head of the National Institute of Allergy and
Infectious Diseases, on the coronavirus. '
<https://www.thedailybeast.com/sen-kelly-loeffler-dumped-millions-in-stock-after-coronavirus-briefing>
But while she was selling out, she was telling the general public
'“Concerned about #coronavirus?” she tweeted on March 10. “Remember
this: The consumer is strong, the economy is strong, & jobs are growing,
which puts us in the best economic position to tackle #COVID19 & keep
Americans safe.”'
Burr has actually /requested/ an Ethics Committee investigation.
And what else can he do at this point?
Post by Paul S Person
Loeffler has stated that she has /no say/ in what happens to her
portfolio. This is considered quite proper, BTW.
She doesn't need a say to share what she knows.
Post by Paul S Person
And Feinstein, a Democrat, has been named as doing the same thing.
Hopefully she also has no say over her portfolio.
Same problem.
Post by Paul S Person
But I agree that it certainly /looks/ suspicious. In all four (there's
another Republican, whose name I forget) cases.
Damn suspicious.
o***@gmail.com
2020-03-21 17:56:40 UTC
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Post by Alan Baker
Post by Paul S Person
Post by Alan Baker
Post by o***@gmail.com
Post by Alan Baker
Post by Magewolf
Post by Alan Baker
'The chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee warned a small
group of well-connected constituents three weeks ago to prepare for
dire economic and societal effects of the coronavirus, according to a
secret recording obtained by NPR.
The remarks from U.S. Sen. Richard Burr were more stark than any he
had delivered in more public forums.
On Feb. 27, when the United States had 15 confirmed cases of COVID-19,
President Trump was tamping down fears and suggesting that the virus
could be seasonal.
"It's going to disappear. One day, it's like a miracle. It will
disappear," the president said then, before adding, "it could get
worse before it gets better. It could maybe go away. We'll see what
happens."
On that same day, Burr attended a luncheon held at a social club
called the Capitol Hill Club. And he delivered a much more alarming
message.
"There's one thing that I can tell you about this: It is much more
aggressive in its transmission than anything that we have seen in
recent history," he said, according to a secret recording of the
remarks obtained by NPR. "It is probably more akin to the 1918
pandemic."'
<https://www.npr.org/2020/03/19/818192535/burr-recording-sparks-questions-about-private-comments-on-covid-19>
But... ...hey: don't worry about Burr, anyway.
'Soon after he offered public assurances that the government was ready
to battle the coronavirus, the powerful chairman of the Senate
Intelligence Committee, Richard Burr, sold off a significant
percentage of his stocks, unloading between $628,000 and $1.72 million
of his holdings on Feb. 13 in 33 separate transactions.
As the head of the intelligence committee, Burr, a North Carolina
Republican, has access to the government’s most highly classified
information about threats to America’s security. His committee was
receiving daily coronavirus briefings around this time, according to a
Reuters story.
A week after Burr’s sales, the stock market began a sharp decline and
has lost about 30% since.'
<https://www.propublica.org/article/senator-dumped-up-to-1-6-million-of-stock-after-reassuring-public-about-coronavirus-preparedness>
But if you can't use your position and the information that comes with
it to enrich yourself...
...what's the point?
Did he really need inside info apart from having interacted with Trump
to know a crash was coming?
The real point is that he was warning the rich and powerful that this
was going to be a huge problem.
And if he knew enough to tell them that, then Trump knew it too.
There is an opening for you at CNN.
Interpretation is all..........
Sorry, sonny, but this is simply what happened.
They were telling the public one thing...
...and telling the rich and powerful another...
...and they were preparing to profit from access to information they
weren't sharing with everyone.
'Thankfully, the United States today is better prepared than ever before
to face emerging public health threats, like the coronavirus, in large
part due to the work of the Senate Health Committee, Congress, and the
Trump Administration.'
<https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/coronavirus-prevention-steps-the-u-s-government-is-taking-to-protect-you-sen-alexander-and-sen-burr>
'"There's one thing that I can tell you about this: It is much more
aggressive in its transmission than anything that we have seen in recent
history," he said, according to a secret recording of the remarks
obtained by NPR. "It is probably more akin to the 1918 pandemic."'
<https://www.npr.org/2020/03/19/818192535/burr-recording-sparks-questions-about-private-comments-on-covid-19>
And he's not the only one.
'The Senate’s newest member sold off seven figures’ worth of stock
holdings in the days and weeks after a private, all-senators meeting on
the novel coronavirus that subsequently hammered U.S. equities.
Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) reported the first sale of stock jointly
owned by her and her husband on Jan. 24, the very day that her
committee, the Senate Health Committee, hosted a private, all-senators
briefing from administration officials, including the CDC director and
Anthony Fauci, the head of the National Institute of Allergy and
Infectious Diseases, on the coronavirus. '
<https://www.thedailybeast.com/sen-kelly-loeffler-dumped-millions-in-stock-after-coronavirus-briefing>
But while she was selling out, she was telling the general public
'“Concerned about #coronavirus?” she tweeted on March 10. “Remember
this: The consumer is strong, the economy is strong, & jobs are growing,
which puts us in the best economic position to tackle #COVID19 & keep
Americans safe.”'
Burr has actually /requested/ an Ethics Committee investigation.
And what else can he do at this point?
Post by Paul S Person
Loeffler has stated that she has /no say/ in what happens to her
portfolio. This is considered quite proper, BTW.
She doesn't need a say to share what she knows.
Post by Paul S Person
And Feinstein, a Democrat, has been named as doing the same thing.
Hopefully she also has no say over her portfolio.
Same problem.
Post by Paul S Person
But I agree that it certainly /looks/ suspicious. In all four (there's
another Republican, whose name I forget) cases.
Damn suspicious.
Hey...........they're eeeeevil

That's all that matters.

.....next conspiracy......
Alan Baker
2020-03-21 18:11:58 UTC
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Post by Alan Baker
Post by o***@gmail.com
Post by Alan Baker
Post by Magewolf
Post by Alan Baker
'The chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee warned a small
group of well-connected constituents three weeks ago to prepare for
dire economic and societal effects of the coronavirus, according to a
secret recording obtained by NPR.
The remarks from U.S. Sen. Richard Burr were more stark than any he
had delivered in more public forums.
On Feb. 27, when the United States had 15 confirmed cases of COVID-19,
President Trump was tamping down fears and suggesting that the virus
could be seasonal.
"It's going to disappear. One day, it's like a miracle. It will
disappear," the president said then, before adding, "it could get
worse before it gets better. It could maybe go away. We'll see what
happens."
On that same day, Burr attended a luncheon held at a social club
called the Capitol Hill Club. And he delivered a much more alarming
message.
"There's one thing that I can tell you about this: It is much more
aggressive in its transmission than anything that we have seen in
recent history," he said, according to a secret recording of the
remarks obtained by NPR. "It is probably more akin to the 1918
pandemic."'
<https://www.npr.org/2020/03/19/818192535/burr-recording-sparks-questions-about-private-comments-on-covid-19>
But... ...hey: don't worry about Burr, anyway.
'Soon after he offered public assurances that the government was ready
to battle the coronavirus, the powerful chairman of the Senate
Intelligence Committee, Richard Burr, sold off a significant
percentage of his stocks, unloading between $628,000 and $1.72 million
of his holdings on Feb. 13 in 33 separate transactions.
As the head of the intelligence committee, Burr, a North Carolina
Republican, has access to the government’s most highly classified
information about threats to America’s security. His committee was
receiving daily coronavirus briefings around this time, according to a
Reuters story.
A week after Burr’s sales, the stock market began a sharp decline and
has lost about 30% since.'
<https://www.propublica.org/article/senator-dumped-up-to-1-6-million-of-stock-after-reassuring-public-about-coronavirus-preparedness>
But if you can't use your position and the information that comes with
it to enrich yourself...
...what's the point?
Did he really need inside info apart from having interacted with Trump
to know a crash was coming?
The real point is that he was warning the rich and powerful that this
was going to be a huge problem.
And if he knew enough to tell them that, then Trump knew it too.
There is an opening for you at CNN.
Interpretation is all..........
Sorry, sonny, but this is simply what happened.
They were telling the public one thing...
...and telling the rich and powerful another...
...and they were preparing to profit from access to information they
weren't sharing with everyone.
'Thankfully, the United States today is better prepared than ever before
to face emerging public health threats, like the coronavirus, in large
part due to the work of the Senate Health Committee, Congress, and the
Trump Administration.'
<https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/coronavirus-prevention-steps-the-u-s-government-is-taking-to-protect-you-sen-alexander-and-sen-burr>
'"There's one thing that I can tell you about this: It is much more
aggressive in its transmission than anything that we have seen in recent
history," he said, according to a secret recording of the remarks
obtained by NPR. "It is probably more akin to the 1918 pandemic."'
<https://www.npr.org/2020/03/19/818192535/burr-recording-sparks-questions-about-private-comments-on-covid-19>
And he's not the only one.
'The Senate’s newest member sold off seven figures’ worth of stock
holdings in the days and weeks after a private, all-senators meeting on
the novel coronavirus that subsequently hammered U.S. equities.
Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) reported the first sale of stock jointly
owned by her and her husband on Jan. 24, the very day that her
committee, the Senate Health Committee, hosted a private, all-senators
briefing from administration officials, including the CDC director and
Anthony Fauci, the head of the National Institute of Allergy and
Infectious Diseases, on the coronavirus. '
<https://www.thedailybeast.com/sen-kelly-loeffler-dumped-millions-in-stock-after-coronavirus-briefing>
But while she was selling out, she was telling the general public
'“Concerned about #coronavirus?” she tweeted on March 10. “Remember
this: The consumer is strong, the economy is strong, & jobs are growing,
which puts us in the best economic position to tackle #COVID19 & keep
Americans safe.”'
Burr has actually /requested/ an Ethics Committee investigation.
And what else can he do at this point?
Post by Paul S Person
Loeffler has stated that she has /no say/ in what happens to her
portfolio. This is considered quite proper, BTW.
She doesn't need a say to share what she knows.
Post by Paul S Person
And Feinstein, a Democrat, has been named as doing the same thing.
Hopefully she also has no say over her portfolio.
Same problem.
Post by Paul S Person
But I agree that it certainly /looks/ suspicious. In all four (there's
another Republican, whose name I forget) cases.
Damn suspicious.
Hey...........they're eeeeevil
That's all that matters.
.....next conspiracy......
Nope. I never said that.

They're venal.

Now run along and look it up.
Paul S Person
2020-03-22 16:35:10 UTC
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Post by o***@gmail.com
Post by Alan Baker
Post by Paul S Person
Post by Alan Baker
Post by o***@gmail.com
Post by Alan Baker
Post by Magewolf
Post by Alan Baker
'The chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee warned a small
group of well-connected constituents three weeks ago to prepare for
dire economic and societal effects of the coronavirus, according to a
secret recording obtained by NPR.
The remarks from U.S. Sen. Richard Burr were more stark than any he
had delivered in more public forums.
On Feb. 27, when the United States had 15 confirmed cases of COVID-19,
President Trump was tamping down fears and suggesting that the virus
could be seasonal.
"It's going to disappear. One day, it's like a miracle. It will
disappear," the president said then, before adding, "it could get
worse before it gets better. It could maybe go away. We'll see what
happens."
On that same day, Burr attended a luncheon held at a social club
called the Capitol Hill Club. And he delivered a much more alarming
message.
"There's one thing that I can tell you about this: It is much more
aggressive in its transmission than anything that we have seen in
recent history," he said, according to a secret recording of the
remarks obtained by NPR. "It is probably more akin to the 1918
pandemic."'
<https://www.npr.org/2020/03/19/818192535/burr-recording-sparks-questions-about-private-comments-on-covid-19>
But... ...hey: don't worry about Burr, anyway.
'Soon after he offered public assurances that the government was ready
to battle the coronavirus, the powerful chairman of the Senate
Intelligence Committee, Richard Burr, sold off a significant
percentage of his stocks, unloading between $628,000 and $1.72 million
of his holdings on Feb. 13 in 33 separate transactions.
As the head of the intelligence committee, Burr, a North Carolina
Republican, has access to the government’s most highly classified
information about threats to America’s security. His committee was
receiving daily coronavirus briefings around this time, according to a
Reuters story.
A week after Burr’s sales, the stock market began a sharp decline and
has lost about 30% since.'
<https://www.propublica.org/article/senator-dumped-up-to-1-6-million-of-stock-after-reassuring-public-about-coronavirus-preparedness>
But if you can't use your position and the information that comes with
it to enrich yourself...
...what's the point?
Did he really need inside info apart from having interacted with Trump
to know a crash was coming?
The real point is that he was warning the rich and powerful that this
was going to be a huge problem.
And if he knew enough to tell them that, then Trump knew it too.
There is an opening for you at CNN.
Interpretation is all..........
Sorry, sonny, but this is simply what happened.
They were telling the public one thing...
...and telling the rich and powerful another...
...and they were preparing to profit from access to information they
weren't sharing with everyone.
'Thankfully, the United States today is better prepared than ever before
to face emerging public health threats, like the coronavirus, in large
part due to the work of the Senate Health Committee, Congress, and the
Trump Administration.'
<https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/coronavirus-prevention-steps-the-u-s-government-is-taking-to-protect-you-sen-alexander-and-sen-burr>
'"There's one thing that I can tell you about this: It is much more
aggressive in its transmission than anything that we have seen in recent
history," he said, according to a secret recording of the remarks
obtained by NPR. "It is probably more akin to the 1918 pandemic."'
<https://www.npr.org/2020/03/19/818192535/burr-recording-sparks-questions-about-private-comments-on-covid-19>
And he's not the only one.
'The Senate’s newest member sold off seven figures’ worth of stock
holdings in the days and weeks after a private, all-senators meeting on
the novel coronavirus that subsequently hammered U.S. equities.
Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) reported the first sale of stock jointly
owned by her and her husband on Jan. 24, the very day that her
committee, the Senate Health Committee, hosted a private, all-senators
briefing from administration officials, including the CDC director and
Anthony Fauci, the head of the National Institute of Allergy and
Infectious Diseases, on the coronavirus. '
<https://www.thedailybeast.com/sen-kelly-loeffler-dumped-millions-in-stock-after-coronavirus-briefing>
But while she was selling out, she was telling the general public
'“Concerned about #coronavirus?” she tweeted on March 10. “Remember
this: The consumer is strong, the economy is strong, & jobs are growing,
which puts us in the best economic position to tackle #COVID19 & keep
Americans safe.”'
Burr has actually /requested/ an Ethics Committee investigation.
And what else can he do at this point?
Post by Paul S Person
Loeffler has stated that she has /no say/ in what happens to her
portfolio. This is considered quite proper, BTW.
She doesn't need a say to share what she knows.
Post by Paul S Person
And Feinstein, a Democrat, has been named as doing the same thing.
Hopefully she also has no say over her portfolio.
Same problem.
Post by Paul S Person
But I agree that it certainly /looks/ suspicious. In all four (there's
another Republican, whose name I forget) cases.
Damn suspicious.
Hey...........they're eeeeevil
That's all that matters.
.....next conspiracy......
Nope. I never said that.
They're venal.
Now run along and look it up.
I agree with Burr:

Ethics investigations.

Immediately.

And no white-wash.
--
"I begin to envy Petronius."
"I have envied him long since."
h***@gmail.com
2020-03-27 15:16:29 UTC
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Post by Alan Baker
Post by o***@gmail.com
Post by Alan Baker
Post by Magewolf
Post by Alan Baker
'The chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee warned a small
group of well-connected constituents three weeks ago to prepare for
dire economic and societal effects of the coronavirus, according to a
secret recording obtained by NPR.
The remarks from U.S. Sen. Richard Burr were more stark than any he
had delivered in more public forums.
On Feb. 27, when the United States had 15 confirmed cases of COVID-19,
President Trump was tamping down fears and suggesting that the virus
could be seasonal.
"It's going to disappear. One day, it's like a miracle. It will
disappear," the president said then, before adding, "it could get
worse before it gets better. It could maybe go away. We'll see what
happens."
On that same day, Burr attended a luncheon held at a social club
called the Capitol Hill Club. And he delivered a much more alarming
message.
"There's one thing that I can tell you about this: It is much more
aggressive in its transmission than anything that we have seen in
recent history," he said, according to a secret recording of the
remarks obtained by NPR. "It is probably more akin to the 1918
pandemic."'
<https://www.npr.org/2020/03/19/818192535/burr-recording-sparks-questions-about-private-comments-on-covid-19>
But... ...hey: don't worry about Burr, anyway.
'Soon after he offered public assurances that the government was ready
to battle the coronavirus, the powerful chairman of the Senate
Intelligence Committee, Richard Burr, sold off a significant
percentage of his stocks, unloading between $628,000 and $1.72 million
of his holdings on Feb. 13 in 33 separate transactions.
As the head of the intelligence committee, Burr, a North Carolina
Republican, has access to the government’s most highly classified
information about threats to America’s security. His committee was
receiving daily coronavirus briefings around this time, according to a
Reuters story.
A week after Burr’s sales, the stock market began a sharp decline and
has lost about 30% since.'
<https://www.propublica.org/article/senator-dumped-up-to-1-6-million-of-stock-after-reassuring-public-about-coronavirus-preparedness>
But if you can't use your position and the information that comes with
it to enrich yourself...
...what's the point?
Did he really need inside info apart from having interacted with Trump
to know a crash was coming?
The real point is that he was warning the rich and powerful that this
was going to be a huge problem.
And if he knew enough to tell them that, then Trump knew it too.
There is an opening for you at CNN.
Interpretation is all..........
Sorry, sonny, but this is simply what happened.
They were telling the public one thing...
...and telling the rich and powerful another...
...and they were preparing to profit from access to information they
weren't sharing with everyone.
'Thankfully, the United States today is better prepared than ever before
to face emerging public health threats, like the coronavirus, in large
part due to the work of the Senate Health Committee, Congress, and the
Trump Administration.'
<https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/coronavirus-prevention-steps-the-u-s-government-is-taking-to-protect-you-sen-alexander-and-sen-burr>
'"There's one thing that I can tell you about this: It is much more
aggressive in its transmission than anything that we have seen in recent
history," he said, according to a secret recording of the remarks
obtained by NPR. "It is probably more akin to the 1918 pandemic."'
<https://www.npr.org/2020/03/19/818192535/burr-recording-sparks-questions-about-private-comments-on-covid-19>
And he's not the only one.
'The Senate’s newest member sold off seven figures’ worth of stock
holdings in the days and weeks after a private, all-senators meeting on
the novel coronavirus that subsequently hammered U.S. equities.
Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) reported the first sale of stock jointly
owned by her and her husband on Jan. 24, the very day that her
committee, the Senate Health Committee, hosted a private, all-senators
briefing from administration officials, including the CDC director and
Anthony Fauci, the head of the National Institute of Allergy and
Infectious Diseases, on the coronavirus. '
<https://www.thedailybeast.com/sen-kelly-loeffler-dumped-millions-in-stock-after-coronavirus-briefing>
But while she was selling out, she was telling the general public
'“Concerned about #coronavirus?” she tweeted on March 10. “Remember
this: The consumer is strong, the economy is strong, & jobs are growing,
which puts us in the best economic position to tackle #COVID19 & keep
Americans safe.”'
Burr has actually /requested/ an Ethics Committee investigation.
The other option is that he falls on his sword.
Post by Paul S Person
Loeffler has stated that she has /no say/ in what happens to her
portfolio. This is considered quite proper, BTW.
Loeffler states that her shares are in a blind trust, however her husband is alleged to have sold stocks and they purchased shares in a couple of technology companies which may benefit from work from home.
Post by Paul S Person
And Feinstein, a Democrat, has been named as doing the same thing.
Hopefully she also has no say over her portfolio.
She states that her shares are in a blind trust and her husband sold shares in a biotech company at a low.
It doesn't really look like something driven by news of the coronavirus.
Post by Paul S Person
But I agree that it certainly /looks/ suspicious. In all four (there's
another Republican, whose name I forget) cases.
Inhofe, he's apparently been moving out of shares since he became the head of the armed services committee in 2018, again he claims that he's got a financial manager running his portfolio.

The article I've seen have Burr as the most dodgy looking

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