The Perdue trading scandal just got a lot bigger. The Daily Beast reports:
Earlier this year, Sen. David Perdue (R-GA) personally directed his wealth advisor to sell off $1 million worth of stock in a financial company before its share price cratered, The New York Times reported on Wednesday—a finding that flies in the face of Perdue’s repeated insistence that he has no input whatsoever over his considerable investment portfolio. […]
Through it all, Perdue’s office has stated that the senator has no influence at all on his investment portfolio because an independent financial adviser conducts stock transactions without his input. […]
But that appears to not be true. On Wednesday, the Times reported that Perdue was investigated by the Department of Justice as it probed possible insider trading from a number of lawmakers over their investment activity around the coronavirus spread. That investigation found that an executive at an Atlanta-based company called Cardlytics, where Perdue had previously served on the board, mistakenly sent Perdue a vague email in January saying changes were coming to the company.
The Times reported that after receiving that email Perdue contacted Robert Hutchinson, his investment advisor at Goldman Sachs, and directed him to sell more than $1 million worth of stock in Cardlytics, or about 20 percent of his holdings in the company.
This proofs that Perdue lied to the public for months on multiple occasions. And now each investigative journalist is on his heels. Surely, more to come…
What does Jon Ossoff say about it? I’m glad you asked!
Like I said: he's a crook.https://t.co/mkY7QUjpAA
— Jon Ossoff (@ossoff) November 25, 2020
“Like I said” refers to their televised debate. If you haven’t seen it, here is that beautiful clip:
Sen. David Perdue is out for himself — not for our health. pic.twitter.com/zbtmw6rU4Q
— Jon Ossoff (@ossoff) October 29, 2020
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