DOJ drops insider-trading inquiries into three senators but Burr case remains active

Three senators are in the clear after the Justice Department closed its investigations into allegations of insider trading near the outset of the coronavirus pandemic.

But whereas Republican Sens. Kelly Loeffler of Georgia and James Inhofe of Oklahoma, and Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California are no longer under DOJ scrutiny, the inquiry into GOP Sen. Richard Burr of North Carolina remains very much alive, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday.

The FBI began the investigations about two months ago after news broke that the lawmakers dumped hundreds of thousands worth of stocks prior to the stock market decline that occurred
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