Trump Faces Backlash Over Remark on Foreign Interference

Clay Curtis
June 16, 2019

"Of course you give it to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, or report it to the attorney general or somebody like that", Trump said. They do say - I've seen and I've read and I've heard and I did have one very brief meeting on it - but people are saying they're seeing UFOs.

Asked by ABC News what he would do if Russian Federation or another country offered him dirt on his election opponent, Trump said: "I think I'd want to hear it". "If I thought there was something wrong, I'd go maybe to the Federal Bureau of Investigation".

Replied Trump: "Because he wanted to make himself look like a good lawyer. It doesn't matter", the Republican president added.

Former White House counsel Don McGahn, far right.

He made the controversial remarks during an interview with ABC News, after being asked whether his son Donald Trump Jr. should have contacted the Federal Bureau of Investigation when he was contacted in 2016 by a Russian lawyer who promised damaging information on Hillary Clinton. Representatives for the House Judiciary Committee, which has called on McGahn to appear, could not be immediately reached for comment.

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Trump has repeatedly said that Mueller was biased as an investigator because of multiple conflicts, including a past "business dispute" with him and because Mueller asked him for a job.

The president's comments came after he faced a flurry of criticism from both sides of the aisle for suggesting earlier this week that he'd accept opposition research from a foreign power. Kamala Harris' (D-CA) promise to have her Justice Department prosecute Trump if she were elected, the South Bend mayor indicated that he'd leave that decision to the DOJ.

Trump told Fox he did not believe any foreign power would present him with "bad" dirt on his rivals "because they know how much I love this country".

Trump, who provided written answers on some topics to Mueller's investigators but never sat down for an interview, also defended that decision. Or he believed it because I would constantly tell anybody that would listen - including you, including the media - that Robert Mueller was conflicted.

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