Senator Rand Paul has made a name for himself by obnoxiously combating Dr.Fauci on the need for vaccinating people against the Covid pandemic. Now it turns out that he could be trying to profit from getting people sick from coronavirus. And it looks like the Senator is trying to cover-up the purchase of a stock for a drug that treats Covid sickness:
Sixteen months late, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) on Wednesday filed a disclosure with the Senate revealing that on Feb. 26, 2020, his wife, Kelley, purchased stock in Gilead Sciences, a company that produces an antiviral drug used to treat COVID-19.
Under the STOCK Act, which prohibits members of Congress from using information not available to the public for private profit, the disclosure should have been filed within 45 days of the purchase, The Washington Post reports.
The World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic on March 11, 2020. That spring, the Justice Department launched investigations into several senators who sold stock shortly before the pandemic declaration, which upended the financial industry and caused markets to crash worldwide. Gilead makes remdesivir, an antiviral developed to treat hepatitis C that was also tested for use against infectious diseases. It was administered as part of former President Donald Trump’s treatment last October when he was hospitalized for COVID-19.
Insider trading is a crime:
Does anybody believe that Paul’s wife purchased these stocks on her own?
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