Democrats: Trump comments give green light to foreign election meddling

Remigio Civitarese
Giugno 14, 2019

Trump's remarks suggested he still sees nothing wrong with a U.S. political candidate accepting help from a foreign power.

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. "The president has either learned nothing in the last two years or picked up exactly the wrong lesson - that he can accept gleefully foreign assistance again and escape the punishment of the law", Representative Adam Schiff said.

Sen. Lindsey Graham reacted to the news by supporting the Federal Bureau of Investigation director and not President Trump. "It's time to impeach Donald Trump", Warren said.

Democratic lawmakers accused President Donald Trump on Thursday of giving Russian Federation the green light to interfere in the 2020 United States presidential race, while a top Republican ally said Trump was wrong to say he would accept political dirt from foreign sources. Democratic presidential candidates who renewed calls for Trump's impeachment included US Senators Elizabeth Warren and Kirsten Gillibrand and US Representative Eric Swalwell.

"I'll tell you what, I've seen a lot of things over my life. 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". "If somebody called from a country, Norway, [and said, ] "We have information on your opponent" - Oh, I think I'd want to hear it".

"I don't think anybody would present me with anything because they know how much I love the country", he said of foreign governments offering him intel.

Trump went on to say that "the FBI Director is wrong" when he says you should call the FBI in that kind of situation.

"Not only does life work that way, the law works that way", said Lieu. He denied the suggestion that that would amount to foreign meddling in USA polls.

"Trump just blew way past 'no collusion, ' he's broadcasting his willingness to receive help from a hostile foreign power in 2020", Rep. Don Beyer (D-Va.) tweeted Wednesday. He said he would likely do both: "Listen to what they have to say, but also report it to the FBI", McEnany said. "Yes we absolutely need an impeachment inquiry".

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