Where Things Stand: Why Did Collins Turn Down Trump Just To Defy His Party, Pursue Pipe Dream?

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WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 17: House Judiciary Committee ranking member Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA) attends a House Rules Committee hearing on the impeachment against President Donald Trump on December 17, 2019 in Washin... WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 17: House Judiciary Committee ranking member Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA) attends a House Rules Committee hearing on the impeachment against President Donald Trump on December 17, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick Semansky-Pool/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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February 21, 2020 10:50 a.m.

There’s got to be something going on behind the scenes here.

Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA) has been a bulldog for President Trump from his perch on the House Judiciary Committee for months, most notably with his aggressive defense of the President throughout the impeachment inquiry. Trump rewarded his loyalty by floating to reporters Thursday night that the lawmakers is among the candidates he’s considering to become director of national intelligence.

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