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Written by SK Ashby

(Cartoonist - Mike Luckovich )

In other news, the "Justice" Department has dropped the criminal case against Trump's former national security adviser Michael Flynn even though Flynn pleaded guilty.

Meanwhile, another 3.2 million Americans filed for unemployment in the last week, bringing the total number of jobs lost to at least 33.5 million.

Finally, ProPublica reports that Senator Richard Burr's brother-in-law also sold off his stocks on the same day before the coronavirus outbreak.

Sen. Richard Burr was not the only member of his family to sell off a significant portion of his stock holdings in February, ahead of the market crash spurred by coronavirus fears. On the same day Burr sold, his brother-in-law also dumped tens of thousands of dollars worth of shares. The market fell by more than 30% in the subsequent month.

Burr’s brother-in-law, Gerald Fauth, who has a post on the National Mediation Board, sold between $97,000 and $280,000 worth of shares in six companies — including several that have been hit particularly hard in the market swoon and economic downturn.

A person who picked up Fauth’s phone on Wednesday hung up when asked if Fauth and Burr had discussed the sales in advance.

Forgive the light posting today. I'm under the weather in more ways than one. It's going to drop to 28 degrees tomorrow night with a chance for ice. In May! My head feels like bowling ball and I've been woozy all day. Just looking at the screen makes me feel pukey.