By saying that he would only turn dirt from a foreign country on his opponent over to FBI if it were “incorrect,” Trump admitted that he would commit a felony to win.
Trump appears to say that he would turn the information over the FBI, but he put a qualifier on it.
The president told Fox and Friends, “How are you going to know if it’s bad? Of course, you’d give it to the I don’t listen, you’re not going to know. Now, if I thought anything was incorrect or badly stated, I’d report it to the attorney general, the FBI and I’d report it to law enforcement, absolutely. One thing that is different with the president, I had dinner with the queen. I met with the prime minister of the UK. I was with the head of France. I was with the head of all these nations and I am constantly talking to them and, you know, that puts us in a different — we have many, many conversations and I am just thinking, gee, if they say, we don’t like your opponent, am I supposed to put, you know, the president of France am I supposed to report him to the FBI? I’m in a little bit of a different position.”
— Sarah Reese Jones (@PoliticusSarah) June 14, 2019
Notice that Trump said he would only turn information from a foreign government over to the FBI if it were wrong or incorrect. The law clearly states that candidates don’t get to choose to turn the in-kind donation from a foreign government over the FBI. The law doesn’t make a distinction between correct and incorrect information. If a foreign government tries to help a campaign, it is a felony and must be turned in.
Trump admits that he would commit a felony
Trump was saying that he would commit a felony to win in 2020. His idea that a president talks to a lot of different countries, so he is exempt from the law is absurd because the law isn’t about the presidency, but Trump’s reelection campaign. If Trump takes information from a foreign government to help his campaign, it is a felony.
Democrats must understand that they are running against someone in 2020, who will cheat. He’s not going to follow the law, so to win the White House, they will need to overcome his illegal behavior.
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