Washington, D.C., Has an Insider-Trading Problem

While lawmakers may argue the lapses are simply bookkeeping matters they forgot to take care of, that may not be the entire story, worries Kedric Payne, general counsel for the Campaign Legal Center. “If he had disclosed it in March or April of 2020,” says Payne, “he would’ve come under investigation by the FBI and the DOJ because they were investigating four other senators at the same time for their stock trades because they were so suspicious.” 

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