Rep. Chris Collins, R-N.Y. was arrested Wednesday morning on federal insider trading charges, law enforcement officials said.

An indictment obtained from a federal grand jury relates to Australian biotech company Innate Immunotherapeutics, on which Collins served as a board member.


Collins was Trump’s first supporter in Congress, and was reportedly a member of his transition team after the 2016 presidential election. The 27th congressional district in New York, which Collins currently represents, voted for Trump at a higher level than any other district in the state in 2016.

The indictment related to Innate draws new attention to an ex-Trump administration official: former U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, who was grilled by lawmakers during his confirmation hearings in January 2017 about a tip on the company he allegedly received from Collins.

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  1. Clearly, these are trumped up charges. This man is a Christian. Christians don’t commit crimes. Progressives do. Thus, Hillary and Obama framed this poor, poor misunderstood, lovingly Christian member of God’s favorite political party, the GOP. Do they have NO shame? 😀

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  2. O’Brien held up his left hand, its back towards Winston, with the thumb hidden and the four fingers extended. ‘How many fingers am I holding up, Winston?’ ‘And if the party says that it is not four but five — then how many?’

    The human brain is capable of the most ingenious abstractions and imaginations for advancement, but equally of the most deluded distortions of reality that attract and consume other gullible brains to the point of the most horrendous behaviors. It behooves every single person to decipher (true) knowledge vs. (blatant) ignorance, doesn’t it? 😦

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