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Rep. Collins appears in court for insider trading case

A February trial date for the insider trading case against a U.S. congressman who was an early supporter of President Donald Trump appears to be in jeopardy.

Rep. Christopher Collins did not say outside court whether the prospects of a Manhattan trial in early 2020 might affect whether he runs for reelection next year.

But the Republican expressed confidence he’ll be exonerated on charges he leaked information about a biopharmaceutical company as friends and family dodged $800,000 in stock losses.

He also predicted that if he seeks reelection, he’ll win that battle, too.

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