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Sen. Burr sold DC townhouse to lobbyists
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Posted By: Ribicon, 4/15/2020 1:35:47 PM

Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr sold his Washington DC townhouse to a group overseen by a donor and powerful lobbyist who had business before his committee, according to a report. Burr (R-NC) never listed the $900,000 townhouse he sold to a team led by John Green, a lobbyist and longtime donor to Burr’s political campaigns, according to ProPublica, which raised ethics questions regarding the circumstances of the sale. Not only was the small townhouse, located in the Capitol Hill neighborhood, sold as an off-market listing, it was also priced tens of thousands of dollars over estimates of the property’s value,

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Richard Burr, keeping dignity in graft.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Ribicon 4/15/2020 1:37:44 PM (No. 380528)
And somewhere out there, Tony Rezko laughs up his sleeve.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: aasilver 4/15/2020 1:41:29 PM (No. 380530)
...and equal justice for all????????
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Reply 3 - Posted by: seamusm 4/15/2020 1:52:15 PM (No. 380544)
Does not pass the smell test even if he is a Republican. We can claim the moral high ground if our reps are as sleezy as any Dem.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: millstream 4/15/2020 1:56:01 PM (No. 380547)
lets hope this means Burr is planning on leaving Washington
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Reply 5 - Posted by: JediJerry 4/15/2020 1:56:34 PM (No. 380548)
This is called Pay To Play. You do me and I will do you. He sold it by owner and saved 6% in real estate commissions. His buyers paid way over market value, which is an indirect "bribe". Ethica charges forthcoming? Mitch will never let that happen!
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Reply 6 - Posted by: MickTurn 4/15/2020 2:06:45 PM (No. 380557)
Bribes and Dam Bribes...
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Reply 7 - Posted by: franq 4/15/2020 2:13:49 PM (No. 380566)
I trusted him once.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: PlayItAgain 4/15/2020 2:19:23 PM (No. 380573)
Is Burr stupid? This is just plain stupid!
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Reply 9 - Posted by: anniebc 4/15/2020 3:07:42 PM (No. 380620)
Burr needs to go!
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Reply 10 - Posted by: chance_232 4/15/2020 3:16:12 PM (No. 380632)
Unfortunately.......this is common in Washington, regardless party. And so long as the offer didnt include a provision for favorable treatment before the comittee, entirely legal. This is how politicians get rich on a 100,000+ salary. Right Hillary, Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, Bernie, Feinstein, et al??
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Reply 11 - Posted by: zephyrgirl 4/15/2020 3:44:14 PM (No. 380665)
A Democrat can get away with this behavior forever, but a Republican does it at his/her peril. Stupid and arrogant is no way to go through life.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: DVC 4/15/2020 3:47:08 PM (No. 380670)
Burr is a crook. Prosecute him.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: Jesuslover54 4/15/2020 3:57:53 PM (No. 380695)
It only matters if they paid over market price. Otherwise, it's just a sale.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: stablemoney 4/15/2020 4:09:09 PM (No. 380709)
Mr. Burr, unfavored with any talent, makes money where and however he can. It's all legal. None of the other politicians would ever make it illegal, as they plan to make money too.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: farmwife 4/15/2020 5:13:52 PM (No. 380759)
The guy’s a crook. Lock him up.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: joew9 4/15/2020 8:35:17 PM (No. 380991)
Sorry but "tens of thousands" over market price for a 900k$ house is in the 1 to 2% category. A typical mark up when prices are rising. This is much ado about nothing. I wish it wasn't but it is. If it was 100k$ over market then that would just barely start to be something.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: bighambone 4/15/2020 8:57:50 PM (No. 381012)
He is a corrupt UniParty member. No doubt that's why he has always been a Never-Trumper.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: judy 4/16/2020 1:35:37 AM (No. 381152)
Will Warner will give him a loan for a lawyer???
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Reply 19 - Posted by: tisHimself 4/16/2020 5:33:28 AM (No. 381208)
North Carolina, we need a name. Not some Bushie, Romneybot or Rove stooge.
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