Demagogue and Kremlin asset Donald "Tovarich" Trump has a casting call out for a confirmable Director of National Intelligence, since his acting Director, Richard Grenell is utterly incompetent for that job, among other factors. Trump said he wanted Georgia wingnut Rep. Doug Collins, who performed for Trump on the House Judiciary Committee during the impeachment hearing by trying to obstruct and derail it. Here's what unfolded:
Per the pool, President Trump is considering Doug Collins for Director of National Intelligence. (He’s also running for a Senate seat in Georgia that has put him at odds with his party.)— Kaitlan Collins (@kaitlancollins) February 21, 2020
Humiliation in three, two, one:
And Collins turns it down, telling Fox Business, “I know the problems in our intelligence community, but 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.” https://t.co/UzA9nxxqst— Kaitlan Collins (@kaitlancollins) February 21, 2020
So no one, especially Dear Leader himself, bothered to check with Collins to see if he'd take the job before they floated his name in public. Another win for the Very Stable Genius!
UPDATE: Acting DNI director Joseph Maguire has now resigned from government. Now be a patriot and tell us what you know.
(photo: "If I only had a brain.")