The “Washington swamp” is draining, but not exactly the way Donald Trump have promised to America. Today, the videos (below) showing this disgraced Republican Congressman endorsing Donald Trump for President in 2016 are oozing with irony. Let’s relive those moments again.
And again… this time watching the Fox News Lou Dobbs congratulating Chris Collins for having “the courage to endorse Trump”… One can’t watch this today and not laugh…
Today is great day for local investigative journalism.
The fall of the GOP Congressman, Chris Collins who resigned Monday, a day before he is expected to plead guilty Tuesday to federal charges stemming from an insider trading scheme that prosecutors first detailed in an indictment nearly 14 months ago can be fully attributed to Jerry Zremski, The Buffalo News’ Washington bureau chief.
Chris Collins came to Congress touting his business experience — but he's in trouble now because he never stopped being a businessman. My full write-through for Tuesday's paper: https://t.co/yh3tPkqTfX
— Jerry Zremski (@JerryZremski) October 1, 2019
When Zremski started his journalistic inquiry into Chris Collins’ case, the Republican Congressman defended himself using a familiar mantra: “The charges that have been levied against me are meritless and I will mount a vigorous defense in court to clear my name.” (Aug. 8, 2018)
Just a few months ago Chris Collins said in a press conference: “I am innocent of the charges. Why would I ever even enter a plea deal? I’m innocent.” He discredited his case as “circumstantial” that prosecutors through “some tunnel vision decided to take.”
“I’m quite comfortable where I’ll be at the end of all this, which is not guilty,” Collins said on July 30, 2019
Rep. Chris Collins resigns before pleading guilty to federal charges - The Buffalo News
WASHINGTON – Rep. Chris Collins resigned Monday, a day before he is expected to plead guilty Tuesday to federal charges stemming from an insider trading scheme that prosecutors first detailed in an indictment nearly 14 months ago.
A spokesman for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said her office received Collins’ resignation letter Monday. The aide said Collins’ resignation will become effective Tuesday.