Tag Archives: Chris Collins

NEW YORK: Indicted Republican Rep Wins Reelection

The Democrat & Chronicle reports: Indicted Congressman Christopher Collins has won reelection to the U.S. House of Representatives. He defeated challenger Nathan McMurray, who conceded the race around 11:06 p.m. McMurray, the Grand Island town supervisor, mounted his long-shot campaign earlier this year with scant expectation of winning. But in the aftermath of Collins’ indictment in August on federal insider …

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Court Sets Trial For Indicted GOP Rep: February 2020

CNN reports: A federal judge on Thursday set a trial date of Feb. 3, 2020, for the insider trading case in which Rep. Chris Collins, his son and another man are charged with securities fraud, wire fraud and false statements stemming from an alleged scheme centered on an Australian pharmaceutical company. Collins, a Republican from Western New York state who …

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Indicted Republican Rep Dodges Court Appearance

The Buffalo News reports: Rep. Chris Collins’ next court date is set for Thursday, but the Republican from Clarence won’t be there. There’s nothing unusual about a criminal defendant seeking approval to miss a procedural court appearance, and nothing unusual about a judge granting that approval. But in this case, those moves have political implications. Collins is running for re-election …

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Indicted GOP Rep Goes Racist In First Campaign Ad

The New York Times reports: Representative Chris Collins, a New York Republican indicted on insider trading charges, just jumped back into the race for his House seat, but he’s already making waves with a negative ad. Mr. Collins attacked his Democratic challenger for the Buffalo-area seat, Nate McMurray, in a racially tinged television ad that draws on a video that …

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Indicted GOP Rep Reverses, Will Seek Reelection

The Buffalo News reports: Rep. Chris Collins will stay on the congressional ballot in November even though he remains under indictment on insider trading charges, according to four sources familiar with the situation. The sources, who asked not to be identified, say Collins has heeded the advice of his criminal attorneys who fear the potential complications of protracted election law …

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Trump Blames Sessions For Arrests Of GOP Reps

The Guardian reports: Donald Trump on Sunday mounted another extraordinary attack on his attorney general, Jeff Sessions, blaming him for charges against two congressmen he said jeopardised Republican chances in the forthcoming midterm elections. Last month Duncan Hunter, a California representative, was charged with the misuse of campaign funds while Chris Collins of New York was indicted for insider trading. …

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Dems May Sue To Keep Arrested GOP Rep On Ballot

The Hill reports: Democrats are threatening to take the GOP to court to keep Rep. Chris Collins (R-N.Y.), who’s been charged with insider trading, on the November ballot. New York Democrats believe they have a better shot of flipping the ruby-red, Buffalo-area seat if the embattled congressman’s name stays on the ballot, and want to keep Republicans from replacing him …

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GOP Rep. Chris Collins Drops Bid For Reelection

CNBC reports: Rep. Chris Collins, one of President Donald Trump’s earliest backers in Congress, suspended his campaign on Saturday, in the wake of insider trading allegations that resulted in his dramatic arrest this week. In a statement, the embattled New York Republican who represents the state’s 27th Congressional district said that “after extensive discussions with my family and my friends …

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Arrested GOP Rep Used Donor Money For Legal Bills

CBNC reports: Rep. Chris Collins, R-N.Y., used campaign funds to pay legal bills while he faced investigation for alleged insider trading for more than a year. A federal criminal investigation culminated in his arrest Wednesday, but before that he was under scrutiny by congressional ethics investigators. Since July 2017, Federal Election Commission records show Collins’ campaign has been paying up …

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Dems Claim Chris Collins’ House Seat Is Now “In Play”

The New York Times reports: In the not too distant future, Representative Chris Collins will likely have his day in court to answer the insider trading charges that were leveled against him on Wednesday, but the Republican lawmaker may well be judged sooner — by voters in November. A spokeswoman for the campaign arm of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, …

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BREAKING: GOP Rep. Chris Collins Arrested By FBI

Buffalo’s NBC affiliate reports: Congressman Chris Collins is facing insider trading charges and was arrested by the FBI Wednesday morning. He is also accused of lying to the FBI. Collins, along with his son Cameron Collins and Stephen Zarsky, the father of Cameron Collin’s fiancee, are being processed by the FBI in Manhattan. An ethics investigation was launched last year …

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NEW YORK: Fake Green Party Candidate Linked To GOP US House Rep He Was Supposedly Running Against

The Daily Beast reports: The former Green Party candidate in a congressional race has been exposed as a Republican plant with ties to the GOP congressman he supposedly sought to challenge. Michael Zak petitioned to run under the Green Party ticket in New York’s 27th congressional district, a seat currently held by Rep. Chris Collins. Zak’s candidacy petition listed as …

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GOP House Rep May Face Insider Trading Charges

USA Today reports: Congressional ethics investigators have concluded there is “substantial reason to believe” Rep. Chris Collins, R-N.Y.. engaged in insider trading and either took or requested official actions to benefit a company in which he’s the largest shareholder, according to a report issued Thursday. Those may violations of House rules, standards of conduct and federal law, the report states. …

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GOP House Rep. Chris Collins Defends Trump’s Anti-Hillary Golf Ball Meme: He’s Just A Fun Guy [VIDEO]

Mediaite reports: President Donald Trump again retweeted a weird video that drew many a raised eyebrow over the weekend, this time depicted him shooting a golf ball into former political rival Hillary Clinton. And when Rep. Chris Collins was asked about it on CNN Monday morning, he began laughing, before explaining that “the president does have a sense of humor.” …

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GOP Rep. Chris Collins Loses Millions After Stock He Pitched To Colleagues Plummets To Nearly Worthless

The Buffalo News reports: Shares of the Australian biotech firm that Rep. Chris Collins touted to other members of the House and to leading Buffalo-area figures collapsed in value Tuesday after the company announced its once-promising new drug for multiple sclerosis had failed in clinical trials. Innate Immunotherapeutics stock, valued as high as $1.77 a share in January, quickly fell …

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GOP Rep. Chris Collins: Republicans Are Mum On Flynn Because They’re Celebrating Valentine’s Day [VIDEO]

Roll Call reports: Rep. Chris Collins of New York, one of President Donald Trump’s most vocal supporters on Capitol Hill, is defending the administration after Michael Flynn resigned his post as national security adviser. Yet, most of his GOP colleagues are notably silent. Collins was one of the few Republicans from either chamber making the morning television talk show rounds …

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Trump Gets First Endorsement From Sitting Member Of Congress: US House Rep. Chris Collins Of New York

The Buffalo News reports: Rep. Chris Collins, a mainstream Republican from Clarence, on Wednesday became the first sitting member of Congress to endorse bombastic billionaire Donald Trump for president. “Donald Trump has clearly demonstrated that he has both the guts and the fortitude to return our nation’s jobs stolen by China, take on our enemies like ISIS, Iran, North Korea …

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