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Susan Collins admits she shouldn’t have said she ‘believes’ Trump learned his lesson on extorting Ukraine

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Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) -- (Photo: screenshot)

Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) is already admitting that she got it wrong when she said she “believes” that President Donald Trump has learned that he shouldn’t extort foreign countries to investigate his political opponents.

In an interview with reporter Gregg Lagerquist of Maine-based local news station WGME, Collins said that it was premature for her to say that “I believe that the president has learned from this case.”

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Instead, Collins told Lagerquist, she should have said that she “hopes” Trump learned to not shake down foreign countries for political dirt after going through being impeached.

Within literal hours of Collins saying that Trump will likely be more careful in the future, the president himself denied that he had learned any lessons and insisted that he made a “perfect” phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, whom he repeatedly pressed to launch investigations into former Vice President Joe Biden.


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Georgia Republicans slammed for only caring about Trump’s voter fraud lies when it threatens to harm them

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"Georgia Republicans don’t mind when Trump lies about the integrity of their elections in a way that they think will help them," he writes. "They only mind when Trump lies about the integrity of their elections in a way that threatens to harm them."

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More Republican Senators seem open to another huge stimulus — despite McConnell’s resistance

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Trump’s legal challenge faces another setback in Wisconsin

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President Donald Trump's legal challenges suffered yet another loss in his long-shot bid to overturn his election defeat.

Wisconsin's Supreme Court denied a petition by his lawyers to challenge the president's loss there, bringing their record in such cases to one win and 41 losses, reported the Associated Press.

The lawsuit, filed Tuesday morning against the state's Democratic Gov. Tony Evers and various county election officials, asked to exclude 221,000 ballots fro the results over alleged instances of fraud and illegal conduct.

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