— Federal agents served a search warrant at the Washington, D.C., home of U.S. Sen. Richard Burr on Wednesday night as the investigation continued into stock trades he made in an early stage of the coronavirus outbreak.
The Los Angeles Times reports members of the FBI seized a cellphone belonging to Burr after the search warrant was served.
“We’ll decline to comment,” Carroll responded in an email also copied to the personal attorney’s spokesperson.
Burr unloaded up to $1.7 million in publicly traded stocks on Feb. 13, weeks before the stock market dipped over the coronavirus outbreak.
The move contrasted with some of Burr's public comments on the outbreak, including a Feb. 7 op-ed he co-authored, detailing the federal government's preparedness.
Last week, ProPublica reported Burr's brother-in-law also sold stock in February, on the same day as Burr.
That analysis was echoed on social media by Preet Bharara, former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York. »