Susan Collins lashes out at reporters for tying her impeachment acquittal to Trump’s subversion of the DOJ
Republican Maine Sen. Susan Collins (Twitter)

Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) expressed anger at members of the press on Wednesday for linking her vote to acquit President Donald Trump to his continued subversion of the Justice Department.


Collins' remarks came after Trump was accused of pressing Attorney General William Barr and the DOJ to reduce the sentencing recommendations for longtime friend Roger Stone, who was found guilty of witness tampering in former special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation.

Collins is on record defending her acquittal vote with the argument that the president had learned his lesson. But on Wednesday, she insisted that her vote could not predict Trump's future actions.

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