On August 8th of last year, Rep. Chris Collins was arrested by police for supposedly launching a massive insider trading scheme from his cell phone.
Although the charge was an extremely serious one, Collins thought he could weasel his way out of it.
For months, Collins fought against the charges by telling both the public and the FBI that he was innocent.
But on October 1st of this year, Collins finally broke down and pleaded guilty. Now he’s in trouble for insider trading AND lying to the FBI.
But for some unknown reason, Collins still thinks he can avoid prison! A new report reveals that Collins might be seeking a pardon by President Donald Trump.
According to Buffalo News:
“Collins’ critics have been speculating about a potential presidential pardon since his Aug. 8, 2018, arrest. They note that Collins was the first House member to endorse Trump and that Collins has been one of Trump’s most ardent defenders ever since.”
This speculation is the result of a question asked last year, when a CNN reporter asked Collins if he would seek a pardon from Trump. Collins responded:
“Oh no, that would be not be appropriate… I will have my day in court; I’m innocent, and that will be February 2020.”
But in light of his recent guilty plea, Collins is running out of options. The only way he’s getting out of this is if Trump pardons him – which honestly, isn’t very likely.
This situation is entirely Collins’ own fault. And the fact that he’s trying to manipulate his relationship with Trump to get out of trouble shows exactly why he belongs in prison.
QUESTION OF THE DAY:
Do YOU think Collins deserves prison?
Send me an honest answer.
PS: Democrat presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke has promised that if he becomes president, he’s going to CONFISCATE all AR-15s.
Well, I have a message for him. COME AND TAKE IT.