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Trump Ally Publicly Rebuffs Trump's Offer to Be His Intelligence Chief Just Hours After He Floated It

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President Donald Trump replaced former Acting Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats with longtime Trump ally and ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell. The move came after Trump rebuffed Coats for announcing Russia's ongoing attempts to interfere in the 2020 election.

Grenell was deemed vastly unqualified for the position, to the point that officials had to assure Americans that the new Director of National Intelligence would be announced soon.

Trump said he was considering his longtime ally in Congress, Representative Doug Collins (R-GA), for the position...but there's just one problem.


Despite his vocal—often theatrical—support of Trump in Congress, Collins doesn't want the position.

He's instead vying for a Georgia Senate seat and currently embroiled in a bitter primary with Republican incumbent Senator Kelly Loeffler, who was appointed by Governor Brian Kemp late last year.

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Collins ruled out talk of him replacing Grenell.

"This is not a job that interests me, at this time it's not one that I would accept because I'm running a Senate race down here in Georgia."

The Congressman repeatedly assured that he was one of the President's most fervent supporters, but wanted instead to focus on his Senate race.

This made things kind of embarrassing for the President.








Looks like yet another potential Trump appointment has fallen apart.