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Republican Congressman Chris Collins Opens Door And Has “Shock Of All Shocks”

September 10, 2018

I wonder if Congressman Collins had never read an account about how the knocking on a door plays out when the FBI pays a visit? 

“That was the shock of all shocks, to have two agents at your door at 6 a.m. saying they just want to talk,” Collins said of the visit he received from the FBI agents in April.

“It turns out, you know, they don’t read you your rights, they don’t tell you you can have an attorney, they don’t tell you why they’re there,” he said. “It’s just, ‘Oh, we’d like to talk.’”

Collins answered the door in his bathrobe and barefoot after just getting out of bed, he said in the interview. He invited the FBI agents in and chatted with them for “45 minutes or so” about his involvement in the trickle of information in the alleged insider trading scandal.

“I shared everything from A to Z,” Collins said.

But then, after talking for close to an hour, he said, the agents hit him with a bombshell.

“At the end of it all, they said, ‘Oh, by the way, we have a subpoena for you,’” Collins said.

Speaker Ryan has removed Collins from each of his committee assignments as the investigation continues. Collins will not run for re-election.

Well, his reaction is no shock to the rest of us.

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