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ATLANTA, GA - JANUARY 17: Rifle carrying supporters of the second amendment stand outside of the Georgia Capitol building on January 17, 2021 in Atlanta, United States. Supporters of President Trump gathered at state capitol buildings throughout the nation today to protest the presidential election results and the upcoming inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden.  (Photo by Megan Varner/Getty Images)
Where Things Stand: Why Did Collins Turn Down Trump Just To Defy His Party, Pursue Pipe Dream? Prime Badge
This is your TPM mid-morning briefing.

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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