Trump: ‘I think I’d take’ dirt on political opponents from foreign governments in 2020 election
By Blake Alsup
Jun 12, 2019 at 9:05 PM
President Trump said on Wednesday that he would be open to accepting information on political opponents from a foreign government during the 2020 election.
During an interview with ABC News' George Stephanopoulos, Trump was asked if he would take information from a foreign country such as Russia or China if it was offered or turn it over to the FBI.
"I think you might want to listen," Trump said. "There's nothing wrong with listening. If somebody called from a country —- Norway — [and said] 'We have information on your opponent,' oh, I think I'd want to hear it."
"I've seen a lot of things over my life. I don't think in my whole life I've ever called the FBI," he added.
Trump's remarks came on the same day Donald Trump, Jr. reportedly testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee about a controversial meeting he had with a Russian lawyer at Trump Tower to get dirt on Hillary Clinton during the 2016 presidential election.