Trump Tries To Clean Up Foreign Dirt Comments

Clay Curtis
June 14, 2019

"For a president to invite foreign powers to offer political candidates stolen information about his opponents is disgraceful", said Malinowski, a former assistant USA secretary of state. "I think you might want to listen. there's nothing wrong with listening", Trump said when asked by ABC News what he would do if a country such as Russian Federation or China offered him information.

Booker was responding to Trump's comments to ABC News that he would listen if a foreign adversary of the USA had damaging information about his 2020 opponent. "But nobody is going to say bad things to me, they know I'm a very straight player, they know one thing about me: I love the country more than anything".

"If I thought there was something wrong, I'd go maybe to the FBI-if I thought there was something wrong".

McEnany, however, said the "outrage" over the president's openness to foreign information is "ironic", claiming that Democrats have been receptive to foreign dirt on rivals. Lindsey Graham of SC, one of the staunchest allies of the White House in Congress, called the president's assertions a "mistake".

"The president, let's go back, [said] if called, I'll listen". "It is never appropriate to allow a foreign government or its agents to interfere in our election process". The move was blocked by Republicans who control the chamber.

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The sentiment echoes House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who said earlier that she wants to see Trump behind bars. Legal experts say knowingly soliciting information from a foreign entity would also be illegal.

"First, I believe that it should be practice for all public officials who are contacted by a foreign government with an offer of assistance to their campaign - either directly or indirectly - to inform the Federal Bureau of Investigation and reject the offer", he said.

He again said it's a "genius set-up" because the media "will fall right into [Trump's] trap".

Harris, who served as California attorney general before elected to the Senate, said every American needs to be held accountable, including the president - making reference to potential obstruction of justice during the Russian Federation investigation. An FBI counterintelligence investigation of Russian election activities in the 2016 presidential election sparked Mueller's probe, which confirmed U.S. intelligence agencies' findings that Russia worked to help Trump win. Now, he said he'd do it all over again.

"This was the greatest set-up that Donald Trump has ever made", Hannity told Fox News' "Fox and Friends."

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