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2nd GOP Senator Busted: Sen. Kelly Loeffler Dumped Millions In Stock After Receiving Coronavirus Briefing

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Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) sold millions in stock after receiving a private coronavirus briefing, days before the market plunge, a new report by The Daily Beast revealed on Thursday.

The Georgia Republican is the second senator who has gotten rid of their holdings right as the stock market went bad.

The first was Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC), who pocketed $1.6 million after dumping stocks after the briefing.

“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,” The Beast reported Thursday.

“Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) reported the first sale of stock jointly owned by her and her husband on January 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 Institutes of Health of the United States, on the coronavirus.”

Loeffler tweeted about it at the time.

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Court Hearing: Trump Offered Assange Pardon If He Covered Up Russian DNC Hack

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A lawyer for Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has claimed in court that President Trump offered to pardon Assange if he agreed to help cover up Russia’s involvement in hacking emails from the Democratic National Committee (DNC).

In 2017, The Wall Street Journal reported that Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) attempted to broker a deal for a pardon between the White House and Assange.

Assange has argued that he should not be extradited to the U.S. because the American case against him is politically motivated. His lawyers told the court that Trump’s alleged offer to pardon Assange proved that this was no ordinary criminal investigation.

Edward Fitzgerald, who was representing Assange in court, said he had evidence that a quid pro quo was put to Assange by Rohrabacher, who was known as Putin’s favorite congressman.

Courtroom reporter James Doleman broke the news on Twitter after Assange made the remarks while appearing at a pretrial hearing via teleconference.

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