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Rep. Chris Collins says he will never answer any questions about securities fraud indictment

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Rep. Chris Collins (R-NY) said that he would fight the charges against him for securities fraud, wire fraud and making false statements.

After being arraigned, Collins took the podium and proclaimed his innocence. He explained the back story of his investment and the history with the company. He’s boasted about “making millionaires” in Buffalo with the company’s success, MSNBC’s Chris Hayes said Wednesday.

Collins said that going forward he would not answer any questions about the case or trial. Hayes noted that he doesn’t anticipate that working for Collins.

“Congressman Collins cheated our market and our justice system in two ways,” said attorney Geoffrey Berman said at a news conference Wednesday. “First, he tipped his son to confidential corporate information at the expense of regular investors. And then he lied about it to law enforcement to cover it up.”

Collins’ district is still a very Republican district, so it is doubtful that a Democrat could prevail there. In a year where Democrats are competitive in GOP seats, however, anything is possible.

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‘Is Ireland one of those countries you want to invade’: Trump once ‘joked’ John Bolton wants ‘to nuke them all’

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Even President Donald Trump recognizes that John Bolton is a war-loving hawk, Axios reported Sunday.

In a conversation that included the Irish prime minister, Trump asked Bolton, "John, is Ireland one of those countries you want to invade?"

The scene was during the annual St. Patrick's Day visit. Typically it's a photo-op, a handshake, and men in green ties with a shamrock sprig in their jacket pocket. Trump managed to turn it into an awkward scene for everyone.

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Mueller probably won’t be giving new information — here’s why that can still sink Trump

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Former special counsel Robert Mueller will appear in Congress this week to testify for two hours about the report he authored on the case of Russian collusion.

The hearing is set for Wednesday, though Mueller has said that he won't have any additional information other than what is in his report. A Washington Post report used examples of past Mueller testimony to outline what can be anticipated. The reality, however, is that regardless of whether Mueller sticks to the report or not, he'll deliver enough to put the president in a difficult situation.

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‘Here is your 2 minutes of hate from a noun a verb and 9-11’: Rudy Giuliani ripped after lying about Rep. Omar

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Former lawyer to President Donald Trump went nuts spreading lies about Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) on Twitter Sunday, and what followed was a flood of people calling him out.

There is nothing racist about @realDonaldTrump. The criticism of#Squad is because of their hateful views of our federal agents, anti-semitism,referring to us as garbage etc.Have you ever heard them say,with its faults,the USA is the greatest country on earth. Maybe we can agree?

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