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'I think I’d take it': In exclusive interview, Trump says he would listen if foreigners offered dirt on opponents

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Asked by ABC News Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos in the Oval Office on Wednesday whether his campaign would accept such information from foreigners -- such as China or Russia -- or hand it over the FBI, Trump said, "I think maybe you do both."

"I think you might want to listen, there isn't anything wrong with listening," Trump continued. "If somebody called from a country, Norway, [and said] ‘we have information on your opponent' -- oh, I think I'd want to hear it."
Been watching TV for much of the evening. Interesting reactions. Pres. Trump calls it oppo research.

Others argue it's a campaign finance violation and he's admitting to everything that caused the Mueller investigation.
 
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Been watching TV for much of the evening. Interesting reactions. Pres. Trump calls it oppo research. Others argue it's a campaign finance violation and he's admitting to everything that caused the Mueller investigation.
so he would do what Hillary did, but you wont see that take from the MSM.
 

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Hillary paid foreign agents to lie about the President. Not a big deal of course because she is on the right side of history.
Hillary’s campaign paid Fusion GPS, a Washington DC based firm to dig up dirt. Fusion GPS used Steele, a British info dealer who used sources in the Ukraine. Fusion GPS never disclosed to Hillary that Steele was working for them and Steele didn’t know his research was being funded by Hillarys campaign... so the story goes.

Honestly how that is different from Trump using his son and others to act as a proxy like Fusion GPS for information from another country is beyond me.

This troubles me that both sides did it. I am not for foreign intervention. Yes, Julian Assange, Chelsea Manning, and others exposed some evils of the Bush and Obama administration, but their overall goals was to damage the United States. And as all can see, Hillary releasing unverified British/Ukrainian info has done more damage to the US, some irreversible.

Trump doing this again, makes me not want to vote Independent, but Democrat. Then again, they’ll probably do the same too now Trump said he was open to foreign intel. The damage this will cause, my God.
 

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Maybe we should leave the boogeyman, Russia, out since that seems to be distracting the liberals from what Trump said in the interview. He made it clear that there is no law that says the campaign cannot listen to rumors. One of the reason why his son was not charge with any crime was because he didn't do anything with the supposed info he was given. Crime generally need an act, and Trump has enough legal savvy to know not to cross that line.

The dishonest democrat are framing this nonstory as if Trump himself said he's going to be colluding with the scary Russians again. I guess they must not have good memory since Mueller just concluded no collusion, meaning Trump did nothing wrong as far as working with the Russians to win the last election. Let's not forget that it was the democrats who not only paid someone to spread rumors about Trump, they then authorized spying on Trump based on the rumors they started. It's ironic that most of the government officials responsible for the initial investigation have been fired, resigned, or are facing impending criminal or civil ligations.
 
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The opposition makes up crimes and lies about him 24/7 on a global scale via their media for 3 years regardless of facts anyway.
 
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Well, Trump is immune to that stuff. Like, whether it is true or not, one side will believe it, while the other side won't. And vice versa. :messenger_tears_of_joy:
 

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Republicans and their voters have deteriorated the respect and status of the presidential office.
I hate to be all 'both sides', but dignity, respect and good character in any political position world wide left the building years ago with the rise of social media, outrage mobs and corrupt big business pressure groups.

It's just more obvious with trump because he's such a blusterous oaf.
 
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I don't know if I'd call anyone involved savvy. For example, look at Don Jr.

Mueller wanted to nail him to the wall and did a good bit of digging. The media was pushing the narrative that he was going to have to kiss his family goodbye real soon.

However, the fact Don Jr. was new to politics saved the day. People like him and Kushner just didn't know better.

But now that folks like Jr have been through the fishing expedition and seen the circus...no excuses.

If he puts himself in the same situation all over again in 2020, he's going to get locked up.

And you know anti-Trump officials are itching for him to make a mistake going forward. Once they set their sights on you, then it's never over.
 

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If you support this you don't support democracy. It's not gangster, it's not trolling democrats, it's out in the open collusion.
Support?
Do you honestly believe that if Putin supplied Dems with dirt on Trump, they wouldn't use it, cause it's coming from Putin?

Politics is a stinky dirty business, at least, that is my perception.
 
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If you support this you don't support democracy. It's not gangster, it's not trolling democrats, it's out in the open collusion.

Disgusting.
If people support this shit, then they don't care about America, period.

People such as myself hated Trump from Day One & what he just said cements it (as well as all of the other controversial shit that he's said & done since his campaign).

He's far from redemption at this point.
 

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If people support this shit, then they don't care about America, period.

People such as myself hated Trump from Day One & what he just said cements it (as well as all of the other controversial shit that he's said & done since his campaign).

He's far from redemption at this point.
orange man bad?

if someone is giving you information, you should take it

then you decide to hand it to intelligence agencies or not (perhaps both, as he said)
the information may be bad, even inaccurate

beep boop
 
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That's cute, real cute.
not as cute as your stupid one liner ultimatum about not caring about america period if the president of the united states receives intel from people

Trump has been spanked by a porn star with a magazine that has his face on the cover while being married to the third woman who's 30 years younger than he is.
it is indeed an envious position
 
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Wouldn’t you have to do both? You can’t hand the information over to the FBI if you don’t listen to it.
it's like passing on the vegetables with duct tape over your mouth like a good boy
 
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If you support this you don't support democracy. It's not gangster, it's not trolling democrats, it's out in the open collusion.

Disgusting.
😂 You are an absolute joke.

Trump has been spanked by a porn star with a magazine that has his face on the cover while being married to the third woman who's 30 years younger than he is.
😂😂

Yep, this is totally worse than rape
 
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not as cute as your stupid one liner ultimatum about not caring about america period if the president of the united states receives intel from people
Defending someone who admits to collusion by wanting other foreign countries help to dig up dirt on possible candidates & using it against them? Yeah, you don't care about America by defending this shit.

Name one other president that has came close to doing the most awful shit possible like Trump. Not even someone like Richard Nixon or Ronald Reagan would do anything of the sort.
 
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Defending someone who wants other foreign countries help to dig up dirt on possible candidates & using it against them? Yeah, you don't care about America by defending this shit.

Name one other president that has came close to doing the most awful shit possible like Trump. Not even someone like Richard Nixon or Ronald Reagan would do anything of the sort.
Uhh.... Hillary Clinton literally did this. 😂😂😂

What a dumb hill to die on.
 

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Defending someone who admits to collusion by wanting other foreign countries help to dig up dirt on possible candidates & using it against them? Yeah, you don't care about America by defending this shit.

Name one other president that has came close to doing the most awful shit possible like Trump. Not even someone like Richard Nixon or Ronald Reagan would do anything of the sort.
you have framed the argument to fit your established narrative about trump

i am eating chicken because you don't care about america

 
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you have framed the argument to fit your established narrative about trump

i am eating chicken because you don't care about america

Whatever, dude. You just can't handle the truth by choosing to ignore it. Just like with most Trump cultists these days.
 
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Whatever, dude. You just can't handle the truth by choosing to ignore it. Just like with most Trump cultists these days.
okay jack nicholson, thanks for delivering the truth to my eyeballs

i'm such a trump cultist that i'm supporting gabbard for president
 
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okay jack nicholson, thanks for delivering the truth to my eyeballs

i'm such a trump cultist that i'm supporting gabbard for president
And she's just as bad as Trump.

Plus if anything, the ones who "frame arguments to fit established narratives about trump" are people like you, especially every time that there's concrete evidence of what Trump has said & done in plain view throughout his campaign & his presidency, whatever it's on National TV or on social media.
 
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And she's just as bad as Trump.

Plus if anything, the ones who "frame arguments to fit established narratives about trump" are people like you, especially every time that there's concrete evidence of what Trump has said & done in plain view throughout his campaign & his presidency.
you are like a turd that won't flush
 

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Let's say Sweden offered the democrats information that could prove trump committed crimes and lead to his arrest.

Are the Democrats not going to take that information lol? Is it collusion if they do?
 

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Obama was investigating his opponent too, I have no problem with this. Remember the whole “Russia Kompramat” meme is cos US politicians worked with British intelligence to produce oppo.

Executive branch just does what they want. That’s the nature of the office
 
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Watch out, gumshoes: Trump might be saying something to get his political opponents to trip over themselves, like he's been doing week after week for years.

Clinton actually bought oppositional research from foreigners. Trump is stirring the pot to get people outraged about "foreigners offering dirt on opponents" ahead of the DOJ revelations. It's not difficult to put 2 and 2 together.
 

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And she's just as bad as Trump.

Plus if anything, the ones who "frame arguments to fit established narratives about trump" are people like you, especially every time that there's concrete evidence of what Trump has said & done in plain view throughout his campaign & his presidency, whatever it's on National TV or on social media.
😂😂😂 "Just as bad as Trump"

There is no winning move

You can stop with that lie anytime.
I won't, because it's true. Deal with it
 
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However, the fact Don Jr. was new to politics saved the day. People like him and Kushner just didn't know better.

But now that folks like Jr have been through the fishing expedition and seen the circus...no excuses.

If he puts himself in the same situation all over again in 2020, he's going to get locked up.
No - he got away clean because there literally is no crime for anything he did.

If you support this you don't support democracy. It's not gangster, it's not trolling democrats, it's out in the open collusion.

Disgusting.
Democratic elections are more fair and more open when the voters are more informed, not less. Russia didn't doctor ant of the conversations pulled from Podesta and the DNC - they were all true, and collectively demonstrated that Clinton was the most uniquely unqualified nominee to ever run for the Presidency.

Honestly, I hope Russia does it again.
 

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trump russia possible collusion

beep boop
I don't think you have a mental capacity to debate - so please keep it to pressing "LOL" emoji on posts to serious for yourself.

If people support this shit, then they don't care about America, period.
Oh they care, but they want it to be a Trumps empire, they are part of the cult.
 

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At least Brian Kilmeade from Fox News gets it:


From the article:

Responding before a live studio audience Thursday morning, Kilmeade said he's looking forward to asking Trump about the remarks in an interview with the president Friday morning at 8 a.m. ET on "Fox & Friends."

"He opened himself wide to attacks," said Kilmeade, adding that Trump knows if a foreign government like Russia or China handed over such information, they would expect something in return down the line.

"There is no free lunch," he added.

Steve Doocy pointed out that the unverified Steele dossier on Trump's ties to Russia was based on foreign sources and turned out to be "dirt from Hillary Clinton and the DNC" in 2016.

Kilmeade responded by saying that was "wrong" and Americans should agree that information from foreigners should be kept out of American elections on all sides.
 
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