Justice Dept. will not pursue charges against Sen. Richard Burr, who came under scrutiny for stock sales at outset of pandemic

Burr’s lawyer, Alice Fisher, said the senator was pleased that the department had closed the case without further action.

“As the country continues to concentrate efforts on battling the challenges presented by covid-19, Senator Burr’s focus will remain on the safety and security of North Carolinians and the United States as a whole,” Fisher said.