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Four senators sold stocks as GOP played down coronavirus threat

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The New York Times reports four U.S. senators sold thousands of dollars' worth of stock last month as the GOP played down the coronavirus threat.

Sens. Richard Burr, Dianne Feinstein, James Inhofe and Kelly Loeffler sold major holdings in mid-February. Days before that, Burr, Republican of North Carolina and the chairman of the Intelligence Committee, wrote an opinion article for Fox News suggesting that the United States was “better prepared than ever before” to confront the virus.

Their stock sales preceded the stock market’s plunge.

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