Trump told ABC News that if a foreign government gave him information on his 2020 opponent, he might not turn it over to the FBI.
Trump admits he is willing to accept help from foreign governments
Trump said, “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. But when somebody comes up with oppo research, right, they come up with oppo research, ‘oh let’s call the FBI.’ The FBI doesn’t have enough agents to take care of it. When you go and talk, honestly, to congressman, they all do it, they always have, and that’s the way it is. It’s called oppo research.”
EXCLUSIVE: Pres. Trump tells @GStephanopoulos he wouldn't necessarily alert the FBI if approached by foreign figures with information on his 2020 opponent: "It’s not an interference. They have information. I think I’d take it." https://t.co/yWRxMOaFqW pic.twitter.com/qwLw53s5yc
— ABC News (@ABC) June 12, 2019
Trump is admitted that he corrupts democracy and is begging for impeachment
Trump has rationalized jeopardizing national security and destroying democracy as “oppo research.” Foreign governments can’t conduct oppo research. Opposition research is by definition something that is done by political opponents in an election. Trump’s answer is an admission that he is the candidate of Russia, Saudi Arabia, North Korea or any other foreign government that wants to interfere on his behalf.
Donald Trump is going to cheat in 2020, but before he ever gets to election day, he may need to be impeached. His attitude is imperiling democracy and welcoming foreign election interference.
What Trump called opposition research is actually an impeachable offense.
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Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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