Fox News reports Sen. Dianne Feinstein has been questioned by law enforcement over her husband’s stock sales during the early stages of the coronavirus outbreak.
Fox News contributor Tammy Bruce tweeted “All of these people remind us of the importance of TERM LIMITS. They metastasize into entitled oligarchs “Feinstein asked ‘basic questions’ by FBI over pre-pandemic stock sales, amid Burr investigation””
Per the NYPost the California Democrat is one of four senators facing scrutiny for stock sales early in the crisis. The FBI served a warrant Wednesday on Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC) and seized his cellphone.
Feinstein spokesman Tom Mentzer told The Post that she was contacted last month. Feinstein provided the FBI written answers, he said.
Mentzer said in a statement he believes that the offices of Sens. Kelly Loeffler (R-Ga.) and James Inhofe (R-Okla.) also were contacted by the FBI.
Spokespeople for Loeffler and Inhofe did not immediately respond to The Post’s requests for comment.
“Senator Feinstein was asked some basic questions by law enforcement about her husband’s stock transactions, as I think all offices in the initial story were,” Mentzer said.
“She was happy to voluntarily answer those questions to set the record straight and provided additional documents to show she had no involvement in her husband’s transactions. There have been no follow-up actions on this issue,” Mentzer said.
Feinstein sold $500,001 to $1 million worth of stock in a company called Allogene Therapeutics on Jan. 31, less than a month before panic about the virus caused markets to plunge, Senate records show. Her husband sold $1,000,001 to $5 million worth of Allogene shares on Feb. 18, according to financial disclosures.