From the daily archives: Monday, August 13, 2018

The Shrinking Trump Team

On August 13, 2018 By

Oh, for Heaven’s sake!

With the juicy Manafort trial winding down, another long-fingered scandal was whipping up in western New York.  Its district congressman, Rep. Chris Collins, the first of his Capitol Hill breed to endorse Donald Trump, was arrested on a charge of insider trading. I’m not that deeply into understanding Wall Street transactions, but the reports seem serious.

In brief, Collins, a rich Republican operative, sits on the board of an Australian drug company that was trying to develop a miracle drug for multiple sclerosis.  When Collins was tipped off that the product was a failure without public notice, he hastily called […]

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