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Thu Oct 12, 2017, 02:34 PM

House Ethics Watchdog: 'Substantial Reason To Believe' Collins Broke Law

Source: Talking Points Memo




By CAITLIN MACNEAL Published OCTOBER 12, 2017 3:04 PM

A congressional ethics watchdog released a report Thursday that found Rep. Chris Collins (R-NY) may have broken ethics rules and federal law with actions he took as a board member of the biotech firm Innate Immunotherapeutics.

The independent Office for Congressional Ethics (OCE), which may investigate allegations against lawmakers and refer its findings to the House Ethics Committee, found there is “substantial reason to believe” Collins shared nonpublic information about the purchase of Innate stock with investors and that he took official actions to help Innate: two National Institutes of Health employees told OCE that Collins asked an NIH employee to help Innate with a clinical trial.

It asked that the House Ethics Committee further review those two actions. The watchdog said it did not find substantial reason to believe that Collins purchased discounted stock, however.

The House Ethics panel said Thursday that it was again extending a review of the allegations against Collins.


Read more: http://talkingpointsmemo.com/dc/office-congressional-ethics-chris-collins-may-have-broken-law

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Reply House Ethics Watchdog: 'Substantial Reason To Believe' Collins Broke Law (Original post)
DonViejo Oct 12 OP
mahina Oct 12 #1
pangaia Oct 12 #2
NeoGreen Oct 12 #3
PatSeg Oct 12 #6
pangaia Oct 12 #7
PatSeg Oct 12 #8
pangaia Oct 12 #9
PatSeg Oct 13 #10
Kali Oct 12 #4
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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 03:04 PM

1. So we'll see mass resignations from the trump cabinet shortly?

I'm glad this is still illegal.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 03:09 PM

2. Oh let it be true. He is my fucking unrep...

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Response to pangaia (Reply #2)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 03:51 PM

3. Ditto (nt)

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Response to pangaia (Reply #2)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 06:49 PM

6. Wasn't he one of the first fools

to endorse Trump?

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Response to PatSeg (Reply #6)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 10:11 PM

7. Yes he was. On the "transition committee," no less.

Not many bigger shitfuckers around..

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Response to pangaia (Reply #7)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 10:47 PM

8. Oh my

I am sensing a pattern here

You know, it is bad enough that they are corrupt and hypocritical, but they are also stupid enough to get caught, time and time again. The real problem, however, is the people who keep voting for them. Democracy cannot work if a large percentage of the populace is poorly educated.

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Response to PatSeg (Reply #8)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 11:04 PM

9. A poorly educated electorate has been the goal of the gop for decades.

Seems like they finally reached a winning percentage.

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Response to pangaia (Reply #9)

Fri Oct 13, 2017, 09:35 AM

10. Yes

They've been catering to the ignorant and apolitical people going back to Nixon, playing on their fears and prejudices and making promises they never keep. Then with voter suppression and gerry-mandering, they win elections.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 03:58 PM

4. sheesh

thought this was about Susan Collins!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 05:13 PM

5. Glad they are pursueing this case.

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