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Richard Burr to step down as Intelligence Committee chairman
CNN ^ | May 14, 2020 | Jeremy Herb, Manu Raju and Ali Zaslav, CNN

Posted on 05/14/2020 10:09:41 AM PDT by rdl6989

Washington (CNN)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 Thursday 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." He said Burr's resignation as chairman will be effective at the end of the day on Friday.

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TOPICS: Front Page News; US: Kentucky; US: North Carolina
KEYWORDS: insidertrading; kentucky; mitchmcconnell; northcarolina; richardburr; senateintel
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1 posted on 05/14/2020 10:09:41 AM PDT by rdl6989
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It’s about time he gave up the GOPee “leadership” of that committee.


2 posted on 05/14/2020 10:11:51 AM PDT by Paladin2
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Good. He was useless, allowing Warner from VA (D) to run the show.


3 posted on 05/14/2020 10:12:11 AM PDT by Signalman
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To: rdl6989

At least some good news today.


4 posted on 05/14/2020 10:12:16 AM PDT by JoSixChip (Pelosi would be third in line to serve as president if Trump, Pence become incapacitated by COVID-19)
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To: rdl6989

Despite my earlier post about how Cotton would be leaps and bounds better than Rubio, even Rubio would be an improvement over Burr. Probably.


5 posted on 05/14/2020 10:14:47 AM PDT by cdcdawg ("Americanism, not Globalism, will be our credo." DJT 2016)
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Weren’t they trying to tie him into Barr somehow?

It seems with all the monsters in our capital, the FBI only swarms on Rs.

And if they deserve it, that’s fine, but it seems to be quite one way


6 posted on 05/14/2020 10:17:28 AM PDT by dp0622 (Radicals, racists dont point fingers at me I'm a small town white baroy Just tryin to make ends meet)
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To: cdcdawg

Any of them would be an improvement.

I don’t think they will ever make a case against him as they all do it and many people outside government recognized that the pandemic would impact markets, but I am happy to see this lame duck RINO step down.

Sen. Warner must be crying....


7 posted on 05/14/2020 10:18:16 AM PDT by volunbeer (Find the truth and accept it - anything else is delusional)
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To: dp0622

Feinstein and other demonKKKrats did the same thing, with stocks, yet they’re untouched.


8 posted on 05/14/2020 10:21:54 AM PDT by carriage_hill (A society grows great when old men plant trees, in whose shade they know they will never sit.)
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To: dp0622

The timing of this is a little bit suspect. I don’t know of a nexus between Burr and Barr. If they had something on Burr, and wanted to use it for current purposes, I think they would have left him in place and manipulated him. His replacement will almost certainly be more aggressive (praying so). The FBI doesn’t seem to do raids on Dems. It’s not because they are all so squeaky clean. I guess we will see what use they try to make of this.


9 posted on 05/14/2020 10:22:10 AM PDT by cdcdawg ("Americanism, not Globalism, will be our credo." DJT 2016)
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I wonder if he will go full turncoat and start voting ‘rat all the time?


10 posted on 05/14/2020 10:27:59 AM PDT by dynachrome (The panic will end, the tyranny will not)
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I agree.


11 posted on 05/14/2020 10:29:50 AM PDT by dp0622 (Radicals, racists dont point fingers at me I'm a small town white baroy Just tryin to make ends meet)
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Bye Burr
12 posted on 05/14/2020 10:29:58 AM PDT by BigEdLB (BigEdLB, Russian BOT, At your service)
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Who is is replacement?


13 posted on 05/14/2020 10:31:04 AM PDT by BigEdLB (BigEdLB, Russian BOT, At your service)
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To: cdcdawg

The timing of this is a little bit suspect. I don’t know of a nexus between Burr and Barr. If they had something on Burr, and wanted to use it for current purposes,


Perhaps it a reverse of this.

Use this to have him give up what he knows about the coup attempt.


14 posted on 05/14/2020 10:31:40 AM PDT by CIB-173RDABN (I am not an expert in anything, and my opinion is just that, an opinion. I may be wrong.)
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That’s possible, but it would mean that somebody at Justice
actually wants to root out the coup attempt. I hope so. I mean, it could just be the result of some honest career civil servant at Justice simply doing his job, but the timing is suspect.


15 posted on 05/14/2020 10:35:42 AM PDT by cdcdawg ("Americanism, not Globalism, will be our credo." DJT 2016)
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To: rdl6989

We are in uncharted territory so it is impossible to even analyze what is going on.

We know longer know for sure who the “good guys” are.

What we do know is that President Trump sees much more then we do, and he seems to have the ability to connect dots we don’t even know exist, and the ability to push the right button at the right time.

Two years ago no one even knew how to spell COUP D’ETAT now it is out in the open (even if the mainstream press is not covering it).

President Trump is peeling the onion exposing the treason slowly. The Democrats (and the media) do not know just how much the administration knows and that makes it difficult to get their stories straight. Notice how they keep falling back on RUSSIAN COLLUSION.

I am content to let the President play his hand anyway he wants to.


16 posted on 05/14/2020 10:37:36 AM PDT by CIB-173RDABN (I am not an expert in anything, and my opinion is just that, an opinion. I may be wrong.)
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If his stock sales were in February, I don’t know how this will hold. POTUS announced a state of emergency on January 31st and banned all Chinese travel. Anyone with stocks which could be affected would be fool not to sell.


17 posted on 05/14/2020 10:39:20 AM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said theoal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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"Burr's resignation as chairman will be effective at the end of the day on Friday."

Bit-Bleach and paper shredders are working in overdrive.

18 posted on 05/14/2020 10:42:14 AM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah so shall it be again,")
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"Feinstein and other demonKKKrats did the same thing, with stocks, yet they’re untouched."

The FIB must get approval from Peking to start that investigation.

19 posted on 05/14/2020 10:45:48 AM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah so shall it be again,")
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To: dynachrome
I wonder if he will go full turncoat and start voting ‘rat all the time?

Hope not, he's got two years to go before he abandons ship.

20 posted on 05/14/2020 10:50:52 AM PDT by Seaplaner
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