Senator Diane Feinstein (D-Cali) is under investigation and has handed over documents to the FBI related to stock transactions in February of 2020 over allegations that she profited off the coronavirus.
“Senator Feinstein was asked some basic questions by law enforcement about her husband’s stock transactions. … 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,” a spokesman said.
Feinstein told CNN that she didn’t have any input over the transactions her husband made.
The Hill reports:
Feinstein’s husband sold shares of Allogene Therapeutics, a California biotechnology company, on Jan. 31 and at least $1 million in Allogene stock on Feb. 18, according to Senate records.
“I have no input into his decisions. My husband in January and February sold shares of a cancer therapy company. This company is unrelated to any work on the coronavirus and the sale was unrelated to the situation,” she said, according to CNN.”
The news that Feinstein had been contacted by the FBI comes as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced that Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) will temporarily step aside as chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee while the FBI investigates him for stock transaction as well.
However, Senator Feinstein has had more issues than just insider trading one of her staffers was a Chinese spy.
CBS News reported:
On Wednesday, the San Francisco Chronicle uncovered additional details in a column written by reporters Phil Matier and Andy Ross.
The column revealed that the Chinese spy was Feinstein’s driver who also served as a gofer in her Bay Area office and was a liaison to the Asian-American community.
He even attended Chinese consulate functions for the senator.
Feinstein — who was Chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee at the time — was reportedly mortified when the FBI told her she’d been infiltrated.
Investigators reportedly concluded the driver hadn’t leaked anything of substance and Feinstein forced him to retire.