Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., called on the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to open an investigation into whether President Trump tipped off attendees of a Mar-a-Lago event days before he ordered an airstrike that killed Iranian Quds Force Gen. Qassem Soleimani, which may have resulted in insider trading in defense company stocks or commodities.
Warren, citing a report by the Daily Beast, wrote a letter to the SEC Tuesday, saying that five days before the Jan. 2 strike Trump gave guests at his private resort in Florida "advanced knowledge of potential military action."
"If this report is true, it raises a number of troubling national security questions regarding President Trump's handling of classified and sensitive national security information," Warren wrote.
“Individuals who were guests at President Trump’s resort may have obtained confidential market-moving information,” the letter says.
Northrop Grumman stock prices increased by over 5 percent and Lockheed Martin’s stock prices increased by 3.6 percent, according to the letter.