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Chris Collins Pleads Guilty

A day after he resigned from Congress

(Newser) - Former US Rep. Chris Collins pleaded guilty Tuesday in an insider trading case, a day after he resigned from Congress and set off a scramble to fill his seat in Republican-leaning district, the AP reports. Collins had initially denied charges he leaked confidential information about a pharmaceutical company and was... More »

Rep. Chris Collins Resigns Ahead of Expected Guilty Plea

Gov. Andrew Cuomo will set a special election to fill the seat, which leans Republican

(Newser) - Rep. Chris Collins, a Republican congressman from western New York, is resigning from his seat ahead of an expected guilty plea in an insider trading case in which he was accused of leaking confidential information during an urgent phone call made from a White House picnic on June 22, 2017.... More »

Indicted Congressman Does U-Turn, Revives Campaign

Chris Collins says the 'stakes are too high'

(Newser) - A Republican lawmaker who dropped out of a House race in upstate New York after being charged with insider trading has decided to drop back in. Rep. Chris Collins, the first member of Congress to endorse President Trump, said in a statement that constituents in his Buffalo-area district can now... More »

Trump Asserts Sessions Has Put GOP in Midterm Jeopardy

The president assailed the attorney general on Twitter again Monday

(Newser) - President Trump escalated his attacks on Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday, suggesting the Department of Justice put Republicans in midterm jeopardy with recent indictments of two GOP congressmen. Per the AP , Trump tweeted that "Obama era investigations, of two very popular Republican Congressmen were brought to a well... More »

Call Made From Picnic Led to Charges for Rep. Chris Collins

Indictment alleges he read an email about a failed drug trial, alerted his son

(Newser) - GOP Rep. Chris Collins surrendered to federal agents in New York on Wednesday to face insider trading charges. CNBC quotes the Justice Department as saying the indictment is tied to "securities of Innate Immunotherapeutics ... an Australian biotechnology company on whose board of directors Christopher Collins served." The allegation... More »

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