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Doug Collins won’t take over intelligence agencies for Trump: ‘Not a job that would interest me’

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Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA) knocked down speculation that he would take over as President Donald Trump’s director of national intelligence.

The Georgia Republican, who’s one of the president’s staunchest defenders in Congress, had reportedly been considered for the role that Trump just filled on an acting basis with German ambassador Richard Grenell.

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“It’s not a job that would interest me, not one that I would accept,” Collins told Fox Business Network. “I’m running a Senate race in Georgia.”

The president was reportedly angry with his last acting director Joseph Maguire after one of his deputies told the Democratic-led House Intelligence Committee that Russia was again trying to interfere with the 2020 election on Trump’s behalf.

“Let me tell you right now, I know the problems in the Intelligence Committee,” Collins said.

But he won’t be the one to make changes sought by the president.

“It is humbling,” Collins said. “It’s amazing to have the president think that much of you, to mention my name among others to be this position.”

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Trump official removed after illegally serving 424 days as head of the Bureau of Land Management: report

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Yet another Donald Trump official has found himself in trouble with the law for running a federal agency without Senate confirmation.

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Lincoln Project likens Lindsey Graham to an abused dog for being ‘violently out-fundraised’ in South Carolina re-election campaign

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“My opponent will raise almost $100 million in the state of South Carolina,” Graham complained to Fox and Friends on Thursday.

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