Trump on Foreign Figures Offering Dirt on 2020 Opponents: ‘I Think I’d Take It’

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President Trump has openly said he would not object to hearing out foreign figures if they came to him offering dirt on a 2020 opponent. “There’s nothing wrong with listening. If somebody called from a country… Norway: ‘We have information on your opponent.’ I think I’d wanna hear it,” he told George Stephanopoulos in a new interview with ABC News. “It’s not an interference. They have information. I think I’d take it.” Trump said if he thought there was something wrong, he would turn to the FBI—but said foreign figures offering dirt was simply “oppo research.” “If you go talk honestly to congressmen, they all do it. They always have, and that’s the way it is,” he said in an excerpt of the interview released Wednesday. When Stephanopoulos noted that FBI Director Christopher Wray wanted that kind of incident to be reported to the agency, Trump said Wray was “wrong.” “This is somebody that said ‘We have information on your opponent.’ ‘Oh, let me call the FBI.’ Give me a break,” Trump said. “Life doesn’t work that way.”

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