GOP Senator Susan Collins Implicated In Family Corruption Scandal

Republican senator Susan Collins has been implicated in a corruption scandal involving her family.

“Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, who finds herself trailing Democratic challenger Sara Gideon in a hotly contested election battle with national implications, wrote contracting reforms as a member of the Senate Government Affairs Committee that appear to have directly benefited the lobbying and consulting firm of her future husband’s lobbying and consulting firm.

While that firm had some contracts that coincided with Collins’ tenure on the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee, it also landed a major $48 million contract with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) in 2013 — the year after Collins stepped away from that committee.” [READ MORE]