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Rep. Duncan Hunter pleads not guilty at court hearing
California Republican Duncan Hunter and his wife plead not guilty for the use of campaign funds for personal expenses; and William La Jeunesse reports from Los Angeles.
The house ethics Committee charges on Thursday the launch of a formal investigation in two Republican members of Congress, who were charged last month in a separate Federal.
The house were two “investigative subcommittees” in the implementation of, or Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., and Chris Collins, R-NY, The creation of such a panel is the equivalent of a Congress of the indictment and is considered to be a signal that the house views of the legislator’s behavior, as potentially problematic and worthy of investigation.
Hunter and his wife, Margaret, stood accused of spending more than $250,000 in campaign funds on lavish personal expenses, including trips, theatre tickets, tequila shots and food. Supposedly, the spending, tried to hide, by selecting it from-in federal records as a legitimate use of donations to the “wounded warriors” and other charities or money from other fundraising events.
The couple pleaded not guilty during an appearance in Federal court in San Diego at the beginning of this week. No start date end of November or later it was fixed for the attempt, but it could.
Collins – along with his son, Cameron, and Stephen Zarsky, the father, of his son’s fiancee – have been indicted on insider-trading charges in connection with an Australian pharmaceutical company.
Prosecutors claim that Collins forward secrets to his son, Cameron, in June 2017. You say that the son acted on the inside information and gave them to Zarsky. She added that Zarsky traded on and tipped at least three others.
Among the charges, the accused, the defendant, multiple counts of securities fraud, along with one count of wire fraud, one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and one count each of making false statements.
All three pleaded not guilty in a Manhattan court in early August.
At the time of their indictment, the two hunters, and Collins election challenges. Hunter has finished his race, while Collins and his run began days after his indictment. Both seats appear to be expected to be in the GOP hands, but the fees have raised democratic hopes.
President Trump faced cross-party criticism after tweeted on Monday that the Ministry of justice, the charges against hunter and Collins is the GOP in danger in the midterm elections.
“It was about, and about what he has done before,” Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., reporters said. “To say the Ministry of justice should punish, destroy his enemies and protect his friends is beyond what any President in my memory has always been said, and we can’t normalize.”
Trump’s tweet also drew a scolding on Monday by Sen. Ben Sasse, Nebraska Republican party, who sits on the Judiciary Committee.
“The United States is not some banana Republic with a two-tier system of justice — one for the party and a majority for the minority party,” Sasse said in a statement.
Fox News’ Chad Pergram and The Associated Press contributed to this report.