I actually read this Collins interview less negatively than others. Except for this. If you've worn heels and need to run, sacrifice the hose.

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As noted, when Collins texted the WH for help, Trump only encouraged the insurgents. She uses the term, incitement, that is the article of impeachment. Image
She calls them insurrectionists and thugs. Image
She calls them violent extremists and rioters. ImageImage
Perhaps most important point is she had a sleepover with Murkowski that night/morning. Murkowski woke up the next day saying that if Trump wasn't ousted, she'd leave the GOP.

I feel like the convos one has with the woman you've just shared trauma with can be very powerful.

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Flynn admits he knew he got involved in policy in his 12/29/16 call, which is why he didn't talk about the call with ODNI briefer Ted Gistaro.

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Here's an ongoing investigation redaction pertaining to the leaks about Flynn's conversations -- likely pertaining to the Durham investigation. Image
DOJ still hid all the interesting Trump stuff behind b5, including the discussion leading up to his "resignation."

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Too late, Deb.
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