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Tue Jan 14, 2020, 08:27 PM

Warren Calls for SEC Probe Into Whether Trump Tipped Off Mar-a-Lago Pals to Soleimani Attack

https://www.thedailybeast.com/warren-calls-for-sec-probe-into-whether-trump-tipped-off-mar-a-lago-pals-to-soleimani-attack?via=newsletter&source=DDAfternoon

The president told Mar-a-Lago guests to expect a “big” response to Iranian provocation. The senator wants financial regulators to see if any of those guests traded on that info.

2020 presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) is calling on financial regulatory agencies to investigate whether associates and attendees at President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago illegally traded in defense company stocks or commodities after he gave them a heads up that he was planning something “big” in response to Iran’s killing of an American contractor in Iraq.

The Daily Beast previously reported that Trump told allies at his Palm Beach club that he had something “big” in the works to address Iran’s aggressive behavior in the region and that they would read about it “soon.” The president specifically mentioned to some of his associates at Mar-a-Lago that he’d been in contact with his senior national security and military advisors on possible plans to hit back, two sources told The Daily Beast.

He did not mention specific plans of attack or human targets for a military response, the sources noted. “He kept saying, ‘You’ll see,’” one of these club-goers said, describing a conversation with the president that occurred just days before the U.S. attack.

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Now, Senator Warren (D-MA) and Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) are calling on the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Commodities Futures Trading Commission to determine “whether there may have been any illegal trading in defense company stocks or commodities related to individuals’ advance knowledge,” according to the letter Warren sent to the agencies, which cites The Daily Beast’s reporting. Warren also asks the agencies for a briefing on the matter no later than Feb. 13.

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I was really hoping Warren woudl pick up on this. It's her area of expertise.

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Reply Warren Calls for SEC Probe Into Whether Trump Tipped Off Mar-a-Lago Pals to Soleimani Attack (Original post)
Amaryllis Jan 2020 OP
blm Jan 2020 #1
lunasun Jan 2020 #2
BigmanPigman Jan 2020 #3
Haggis for Breakfast Jan 2020 #5
BigmanPigman Jan 2020 #8
KSNY Jan 2020 #4
mysteryowl Jan 2020 #6
Hassler Jan 2020 #7
brer cat Jan 2020 #9
blm Jan 2020 #10

Response to Amaryllis (Original post)

Tue Jan 14, 2020, 08:34 PM

1. She knows exactly where the corruption is in our system.

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Response to Amaryllis (Original post)

Tue Jan 14, 2020, 08:39 PM

2. Excellent move on illegal trading

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Response to Amaryllis (Original post)

Tue Jan 14, 2020, 10:37 PM

3. Didn't Martha Stewart go to jail for something like this?

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #3)

Tue Jan 14, 2020, 11:02 PM

5. Yes.

Although it was one more sign of how gender-biased the judicial system was/is. She didn't do anything that countless men haven't done as well - insider trading. But how many MEN have been indicted for the same damn thing . . . . (crickets)

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Response to Haggis for Breakfast (Reply #5)

Tue Jan 14, 2020, 11:51 PM

8. Hear, hear!

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Response to Amaryllis (Original post)

Tue Jan 14, 2020, 10:39 PM

4. Good for her...

she (or whoever the country elects in November) will have a lot of swamp to drain (unless Trump is gone before then).

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Response to Amaryllis (Original post)

Tue Jan 14, 2020, 11:27 PM

6. She has my vote!

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Response to Amaryllis (Original post)

Tue Jan 14, 2020, 11:28 PM

7. Don't know if she'll get the nomination, but she's definitely a Nazi Hunter.

I like her spirit

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Response to Amaryllis (Original post)

Wed Jan 15, 2020, 10:51 AM

9. Good move by Warren.

His children may have been dumb enough to trade on the knowledge also.

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Response to brer cat (Reply #9)

Thu Jan 16, 2020, 07:09 PM

10. Greed drives the whole lot of them.

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