Capitol Report: Sen. Loeffler denies any role in stock sales as coronavirus crisis worsened
Sen. Kelly Loeffler of Georgia said she had no knowledge of stock sales and purchases undertaken by the advisers of her blind trust shortly after she received an intelligence briefing about the coronavirus epidemic in late January.
In an interview with CNBC, Loeffler on Friday said she did not have any conversations with her advisers and that she did not learn of the stock transactions until weeks after they took place. She insisted she has followed all legal and ethical rules.
Loeffler and other lawmakers have come under fire after disclosures of large stock sales in the past several months.
Others whose blind trusts have engaged in sales include Democratic Sen. Diane Feinstein of California and Republican Sen. James Inhofe of Oklahoma. Both of those senators said they had no knowledge of recent stock transactions until they were notified by their advisers.
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