FEC chief blasts Trump over willingness to receive foreign dirt on opponents

Trump Says He Would Take Political Intel from Foreign Power Rather Than Call FBI: WATCH

Trump Says He Would Take Political Intel from Foreign Power Rather Than Call FBI: WATCH

Trump team contacts with Russians during the 2016 presidential race led to special counsel Robert Mueller's probe into possible collusion and obstruction of justice.

Sen. Mitt Romney said that it was unthinkable that any presidential candidate would accept and encourage foreign interference.

Trump's son Donald Trump Jr. was questioned https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-congress-son/trump-jr-says-nothing-to-correct-after-closed-interview-with-senate-committee-idUSKCN1TD1U6 by a U.S. Senate committee in a closed session on Wednesday about a June 2016 meeting at Trump Tower in NY, in which a Russian lawyer had offered damaging information on Hillary Clinton, the elder Trump's Democratic opponent in the 2016 presidential election. She denied that the president's comments were an "open invitation" for foreign actors to interfere in the 2020 campaign. They have information, I think I'd take it.

"I think you might want to listen, there isn't anything wrong with listening".

Sen. Lindsey Graham reacted to the news by supporting the Federal Bureau of Investigation director and not President Trump. The move was blocked by Republicans who control the chamber. "If I thought anything was incorrect or badly stated I'd report it to attorney general, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, I'd report it to law enforcement absolutely". "The President has given Russian Federation the green light to interfere in the 2020 election", Warner wrote on Twitter earlier.

'Thing of value' Any foreign contribution of "money or other thing of value" violates USA campaign finance law.

He also told ABC he disagreed with FBI Director Christopher Wray's position that political campaigns should report suspicious communications from foreign governments.

Top Democrats on the House and Senate intelligence committee expressed alarm at Trump's comments.

President Trump's 2020 reelection campaign will handle damaging information on political opponents provided by foreign governments and entities on a "case by case basis", according to the campaign's top spokesperson. Now, he said he'd do it all over again. Democratic presidential candidates who renewed calls for Trump's impeachment included US Senators Elizabeth Warren and Kirsten Gillibrand and US Representative Eric Swalwell. Now, he said he'd do it all over again. "It's time to impeach Donald Trump", Warren said.

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