Sen. Richard Burr steps down as Senate intel chair during probe of coronavirus stock sale | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Sen. Richard Burr steps down as Senate intel chair during probe of coronavirus stock sale

Sen. Richard Burr on Thursday stepped down as chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, a day after FBI agents seized his cellphone as part of a criminal investigation into his stock sales during the early weeks of the coronavirus pandemic.

“Senator 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,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said in a statement Thursday on the North Carolina Republican.

“We agreed that this decision would be in the best interests of the committee and will be effective at the end of the day tomorrow,” said McConnell.

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