NY GOP congressman vows to clear name of 'meritless' charges

Rep. Chris Collins is charged with insider trading and lying to the FBI.
0:58 | 08/08/18

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Transcript for NY GOP congressman vows to clear name of 'meritless' charges
The charges that have been levied against me are meritless. And I will mount a vigorous defense in court to clear my name. I look forward to being fully vindicated. And exonerate. Ending any and all questions relating to my affiliation. With an eight. I've spent the last ten years in public service as the Erie county executive and as a member of congress. I've also spent many years volunteering to give back to my community. Because my focus is to defeat the charges in court after today. I will not address any issues related to innate him you know therapeutics. Outside of the courtroom. As I fight to clear my name rest assured. I will continue to work hard for the people and constituent for the 27 congressional district. Of new York and I will remain on the ballot running for reelection this November.

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