Richard Burr has some company for his ride through Scandalville, it appears. Yesterday, the chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee stepped away from that role after the FBI served a warrant on him and confiscated his cell phone and other records. Late last night, it turned out that the FBI had paid visits to two of Burr’s Senate colleagues, too — Democrat Dianne Feinstein and Republican Kelly Loeffler.
“Senator Feinstein was asked some basic questions by law enforcement about her husband’s stock transactions. … She was happy to voluntarily answer those questions to set the record straight and provided additional documents to show she had no involvement in her husband’s transactions,” a spokesman said.
Feinstein’s conversation with the FBI took place in April, and the spokesman said that “there have been no follow up actions on this issue.”
Feinstein’s husband sold shares of Allogene Therapeutics, a California biotechnology company, on Jan. 31 and at least $1 million in Allogene stock on Feb. 18, according to Senate records.
Feinstein told CNN in March that she had “no input” in her husband’s finances.
“I have no input into his decisions. My husband in January and February sold shares of a cancer therapy company. This company is unrelated to any work on the coronavirus and the sale was unrelated to the situation,” she said, according to CNN.