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« on: June 08, 2017, 11:39:20 pm »

Rep. Chris Collins (R-N.Y.) has boasted about how much money he’s made for other members of Congress by tipping them off to an Australia-based pharmaceutical company in which he is the largest stockholder, two GOP lawmakers told The Hill.

Collins, President Trump’s chief defender and unofficial spokesman on Capitol Hill, told a group of House GOP colleagues over dinner earlier this year that he had urged colleagues to invest in Innate Immunotherapeutics and made them plenty of money in the process, said one GOP lawmaker who was present for the conversation.

“He said that he’s made members money,” the GOP lawmaker told The Hill.

“Members of Congress?” a reporter asked.

“Yeah, on his stock tip,” the lawmaker replied.

“If you get in early, you’ll make a big profit,” Collins reportedly told another group of House Republicans last summer, according to a second GOP lawmaker who was part of the same 2012 class as Collins.

Asked if he ever heard Collins brag about making colleagues money, the second lawmaker replied: “I’ve heard those kinds of phrases.”

Collins had already won negative headlines after reporters in January overheard him bragging about “how many millionaires I’ve made in Buffalo the past few months.”

The Buffalo News reported that many in the city’s business elite had bought stock in the drug company after hearing from Collins.

Now the focus is shifting to Collins’s conversations with colleagues on Capitol Hill.

The dinner discussion on Capitol Hill wasn’t the only time Collins brought up the Australian company in Washington.

Half a dozen Republican lawmakers interviewed for this story said they have heard Collins talking up Innate Immunotherapeutics at official meetings and in informal settings on the Hill.


« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2017, 12:30:05 am »

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