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Trump says he would listen if foreigners offered dirt on political opponent


Added 06-12-19 06:57:01pm EST - “President Trump on Wednesday wouldn't commit to calling the FBI if a foreign power offered damaging information on a political opponent.” - Thehill.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Thehill.com: “Trump says he would listen if foreigners offered dirt on political opponent”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump judicial nominee withdraws amid Republican opposition: report Trump judicial nominee withdraws amid Republican opposition: report Cummings offers to delay contempt vote for Wednesday deadline on subpoenaed census docs MORE on Wednesday wouldn't commit to calling the FBI if a foreign power offered damaging information on a political opponent.

The comments in an interview with ABC's George StephanopoulosGeorge Robert StephanopoulosIowa poll makes waves among 2020 Democrats Iowa poll makes waves among 2020 Democrats O'Rourke dismisses Iowa Poll showing him at 2 percent support MORE come after the Mueller report, released earlier this year, detailed numerous efforts by Russia to interfere in the 2016 election.

"I think maybe you do both," Trump said when asked whether he would call the FBI or listen if Russia, China or another adversary reached out.

"I think you might want to listen. There’s nothing wrong with listening," he continued. "It’s not an interference, they have information. I think I’d take it. If I thought there was something wrong I’d go maybe to the FBI. If I thought there was something wrong."

Stephanopoulos noted that FBI Director Christopher Wray has said campaigns should reach out to the bureau if they are contacted by a foreign entity.

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