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Lawmakers Got Inside Information During (2008) Financial Crisis

by bill - 2012-07-02 ( education / civics / politics ) [html version] rebuild (562)

34 lawmakers - including Speaker of the House John Boehner - got inside information during the 2008 financial crisis - and immediately changed their investment portfolios - 12160

"The lawmakers, many of whom held leadership positions and committee chairmanships in the House and Senate, changed portions of their portfolios a total of 166 times within two business days of speaking or meeting with the administration officials. The party affiliation of the lawmakers was about evenly divided between Democrats and Republicans, 19 to 15."

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