After ABC News chief anchor George Papadopoulos asked Trump during an Oval Office interview Wednesday whether his campaign would accept the damaging information or hand it over to the FBI, Trump responded, "I think maybe you do both". "I think you might want to listen, there isn't anything wrong with listening". "It's not an interference. This will all get another round of fake, phony, moral selective outrage over that interview but it's the flawless set-up because if they're outraged about that, then how can you not be outraged over what I just said?". I don't think in my whole life I've ever called the Federal Bureau of Investigation. At the time, Steele was employed by Fusion GPS, which had been hired by the Democratic National Committee and the Clinton 2016 presidential campaign-through their law firm, Perkins Coie-to produce the dossier on Trump. Lindsey Graham of SC, one of the staunchest allies of the White House in Congress, called the president's assertions a "mistake". "I don't want to send a signal to encourage this".
Rep. Kevin McCarthy repeatedly defended Trump while not fully addressing Trump's statement. Others prominent Republicans were outspoken in their discomfort, without naming Trump.
"I meet and talk to "foreign governments" every day".
"The president's directive, as he said, [it's] a case by case basis. It would strike at the very heart of our democracy". The move was blocked by Republicans who control the chamber.
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The sentiment echoes House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who said earlier that she wants to see Trump behind bars.
'Thing of value' Any foreign contribution of "money or other thing of value" violates USA campaign finance law. "If bad, I'll call the FBI", Hannity said. Mueller, whose investigation examined a 2016 meeting at Trump Tower that Trump's campaign had with Russians promising dirt on Clinton, did not charge Trump campaign staff who attended the meeting.
CNN's Jake Tapper tweeted that what Trump said shouldn't be a surprise to anyone. The top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee expressed alarm at Trump's comments. "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.
Harris, who served as California attorney general before elected to the Senate, said every American needs to be held accountable, including the president - making reference to potential obstruction of justice during the Russian Federation investigation. Now, he said he'd do it all over again.