Senator Burr, like all members of Congress cleverly exempted themselves.
Pure BS. - Individually members of Congress/ Senate are not exempt from the law.
Yes, in times past, some federal laws included provisions to exempt the Congress as an organization, from having to comply with some laws. That pretty much ended in the 90s.
The Congressional Immunity principle is written into the Constitution
...shall in all Cases, except Treason, Felony and Breach of the Peace, be privileged from Arrest during their attendance at the Session of their Respective Houses, and in going to and from the same; and for any Speech or Debate in either House, they shall not be questioned in any other Place.
This Immunity from Arrest is only for the time in which Congress is in session.The reason for this article is the past practices in England of arresting members of Parliament so that they could not vote opposite the wishes of the King or leadership.
Just last year or so three Republican Members of Congress have been forced to resign as they were prosecuted for various federal crimes, including Rep Chris Collins from New York who plead guilty to insider trading.
Congressmen and Senators have been prosecuted for crimes throughout most of the 20th century https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_American_federal_politicians_convicted_of_crimes
But so far as the initial post, I've seen no evidence listed of insider trading, or use of insider information. Just speculation that he had to have used inside information because he sold stock. As a career politician of some 16 years in the House and Senate, Burr has relatively little wealth. A net worth estimated at around $1.7 to 3 million. Compare that to the rest of Congress.
Burr's sale did not come until after many people had started to sell, but a week or two before the big sell off started. Interesting timing, but certainly not unique or unusual.
And no, I'm not a fan of his or his views/ policies. Would be very happy for him to be out of office.
But so far, there is not even a stink of a possible crime, in my opinion..
Yes, he told the public something one day, some others something slightly different a few days later, others more dire predictions a couple weeks later.
What were your views on this virus, and it's impact six weeks ago, five weeks ago, three weeks ago?
Please tell me if you've not adjusted your views as more and more is revealed.