Nothing wrong with accepting dirt from foreign govts

Remigio Civitarese
Giugno 15, 2019

"I think you might want to listen, there's nothing wrong with listening".

The Democratic denunciations were swift and overwhelming.

"What the President said last night shows clearly once again, over and over again that he does not know the difference between right and wrong". Robert Mueller, the special counsel, concluded that Russian Federation made a concerted effort to help Trump get elected and that Trump's campaign benefited from it, but he established no illegal conspiracy between the two.

Pelosi was asked three questions in a row about whether this changes her thinking on impeachment, but she continued to argue Democrats are going to continue with their investigations - and will consider his comments in that effort.

Trump on Thursday also took aim at California Rep. Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee. This isn't about politics.

That stance has put him at odds with national security professionals within his own administration.

Warner said that if the president "does not have enough of a moral compass" to understand this is wrong, "perhaps we need legislation saying that there is a duty to report such offers of assistance to laws enforcement".

Speaking with ABC News anchor George Stephanopoulos in the Oval Office, Trump said his son was right not to inform the Federal Bureau of Investigation about the 2016 Trump Tower meeting.

Trump's interview with ABC came on the same day his son Donald Jr was grilled by United States senators about his contacts with Russians.

Mr Trump dismissed concerns that this would amount to electoral interference by a foreign power.

"I meet and talk to "foreign governments" every day", Trump said. Marco Rubio of Florida.

Interfering in the election is what the Justice Department maintains Russian Federation did in 2016.

The special counsel examined the issue in analyzing whether criminal charges could be brought as a result of the June 2016 Trump Tower meeting hosted by Trump Jr.

"It would strike at the heart of our democracy to have a foreign government providing information to a campaign or a candidate of a substantial nature to try and influence an election", Romney told reporters. He called such interference "unthinkable". And Idaho Sen. Jim Risch was at a loss for words in the matter: "I do not want to do any interviews on that subject".

FBI Director Christopher Wray told lawmakers that Donald Trump Jr., as an organizer of the meeting with the Russian who offered the dirt on Clinton, should have called his agency to report the episode. "Oh, give me a break - life doesn't work that way".

Graham was responding to Trump's interview with ABC News' George Stephanopoulos Wednesday in which the president said there "isn't anything wrong with listening" to a foreign government such as China or Russian Federation if they have negative information about a 2020 Democratic rival. If somebody called, from a country - Norway - we have information on your opponent. "I don't want to send a signal to encourage this".

The comments revived calls from 2020 Democratic presidential candidates for Congress to begin impeachment proceedings against Trump, including from Sens.

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