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Where Things Stand: Ex-GOP Rep On Trump’s Legal Team Won’t Try To Block Testimony From Some Former Officials Prime Badge
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Former Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA), who served on Trump’s impeachment defense team and who represented the former president in his legal bid to overturn election results in Georgia, signaled on Monday that Trump’s legal team will not block congressional requests for testimony from at least a handful of former Trump administration officials.

But there’s a caveat.

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Where Things Stand: Why Did Collins Turn Down Trump Just To Defy His Party, Pursue Pipe Dream? Prime Badge
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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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House Judiciary Committee ranking member Rep. Doug Collins, R-Ga., during a House Rules Committee hearing on the impeachment against President Donald Trump, Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, Pool)
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 24: Senator Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) leaves the Senate floor after the Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump was adjourned for the day on January 24, 2020 in Washington, DC. Democratic House managers concluded their opening arguments on Friday as the Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump continued into its fourth day. (Photo by Samuel Corum/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Kelly Loeffler
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