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Benny

But of course, Bernie was sexist!

jcitybone

I’m not sure the Biden campaign is thrilled that Clinton is bringing this up unprompted.

Benny

Republican Rep. Chris Collins resigns House seat ahead of guilty plea to insider-trading charges

Rep. Chris Collins is resigning from Congress and expected to plead guilty to insider-trading charges on Tuesday, following allegations last year that the Republican from New York schemed with his son to avoid significant losses on a biotechnology investment.
Collins, President Trump’s first congressional supporter, allegedly tipped off his son to confidential information about an Australian biotechnology company, Innate Immunotherapeutics, that he learned as a member of its board. Collins and several others used the information to avoid more than $700,000 in losses, according to prosecutors.
He is scheduled to change his plea Tuesday afternoon in a Manhattan federal court.
Collins’s son, Cameron, and another family member are scheduled to change their pleas on Thursday.
Collins sent a two-sentence resignation letter to New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo (D) on Monday. “I hereby submit my resignation effective immediately, September 30, 2019, as United States Representative of the 27th District of New York,” the letter said. He sent a similar letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.).

https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2019/09/30/rep-chris-collins-expected-plead-guilty-insider-trading-case/

He should have resigned last year.

magsview

As an aside, I thought I’d share this in case anyone was wondering what is going on in Peru.

Peru in turmoil after President Vizcarra dissolves Congress

Peru has been thrown into political crisis after President Martín Vizcarra made good on a threat to dissolve Congress unless lawmakers backed his anti-corruption reforms.

Opposition lawmakers, who are in the majority in Congress, said the dissolution amounted to a coup d’etat.

They suspended Mr Vizcarra and swore in Vice-President Mercedes Aráoz as acting leader.

Meanwhile, Mr Vizcarra decreed that fresh elections be held on 26 January.

Mr Vizcarra and Ms Aráoz each claim to be the legitimate leader of Peru.

polarbear4

No doubt our sticky hands are in there somewhere.

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