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Do Lawmakers Have More Insight Into Stocks Than The Public? TikTok Users Think So.

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Seven House lawmakers are facing ethics complaints for violating the Stock Act, which polices insider trading, because of a recent bipartisan trend of lawmakers ignoring disclosure requirements. They say it was an accident.

Plus, TikTok accounts are using public disclosures to tell followers when to buy and sell stock based on what congressmembers do. It's a clear sign of the distrust the public has in their officials.

This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional correspondent Deirdre Walsh, and investigative correspondent Tim Mak.

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