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All is forgiven: Trump pardons several more allies, including former NY congressman

All is forgiven: Trump pardons several more allies, including former NY congressman
Former Rep. Chris Collins was the first sitting congressman to endorse candidate Donald Trump when the real estate mogul ran for president in 2016.

Chris Collins was the first sitting congressman to endorse candidate Donald Trump when the real estate mogul ran for president in 2016.Chris Collins, R-N.(Seth Wenig/AP) “Today, President Trump granted a full pardon to Chris Collins, at the request of many members of Congress,” the White House said in a statement without further explanation.Chris Collins does not deserve freedom.

Collins pleaded guilty to insider trading in late 2019 after spending more than a year calling the allegations “meritless,” and winning reelection while under indictment.” Joining Collins on the all-is-forgiven list was former campaign adviser George Papadopoulos, who pleaded guilty to misleading FBI agents about meetings with Russian nationals, and Dutch lawyer Alex van der Zwaan, who was sentenced to 30 days in prison for lying to investigators during special counsel Robert Mueller’s Moscow meddling probe.

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