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Politics2020 hopefuls on Trump comment on taking foreign dirt on foes

13:11  13 june  2019
13:11  13 june  2019 Source:   cbsnews.com

Rick Santorum: Trump Was Just Using ‘Filler Words’ When He Said He’d Accept Foreign Help

Rick Santorum: Trump Was Just Using ‘Filler Words’ When He Said He’d Accept Foreign Help Rick Santorum, one of CNN’s resident Trump defenders, tried with all his might Wednesday night to rally to President Trump’s defense after the president openly said he’d be open to accepting dirt on a 2020 opponent from a foreign country, claiming the president was merely speaking “colloquially.” During a blockbuster interview with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos, Trump said there was “nothing wrong with listening” if a foreign national showed up and offered compromising material on an opponent, adding that if they “have information” he’d “take it.

President Trump shakes hands with former vice president Joe Biden as former president Barack Obama looks on. But if anything, it shows the premium on being as anti- Trump as possible in the 2020 Democratic primary — so much so that a respected former vice president decided this was how

Donald Trump has said he would accept damaging information on his opponent during the 2020 election campaign, even if it came from a foreign Ms Veselnitskaya had emailed Donald Jr ahead of the meeting claiming she had " dirt " on Mr Trump 's presidential rival Hillary Clinton - to which Donald

2020 hopefuls on Trump comment on taking foreign dirt on foes© Kevin Lamarque / REUTERS FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Trump speaks with Poland's President Duda at the White House in Washington

The Democrats and the lone Republican hoping to defeat President Trump in 2020 were quick to react to the president's comments that he would be open to listening to information from a foreign country that could damage his opponent in the next election. Several candidates used the opportunity to repeat for calls for impeachment, while frontrunner Joe Biden said it was a "threat to our national security."

In an interview that aired Wednesday, Mr. Trump tod ABC News' George Stephanopoulos "there's nothing wrong with listening" if a foreign actor offered him information on a candidate.

Trump plays defense after comments about getting dirt from foreign powers

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Several possible 2020 candidates quickly condemned the policy shift before Trump confirmed it. "This is another reason why Congress needs to take action and pass the Equality Act. Before Trump himself weighed in, the White House referred comments to HHS, whose spokesperson Caitlin Oakley

President Trump told reporters on Monday that he will not use “ dirt ” from foreign countries in the 2020 campaign. In February, the Trump campaign refused to pledge not to use hacked materials in 2020 , when asked about it by The Daily Beast . “We’re not in the business of taking pledges invented by the

Here are the candidates' reaction:

Joe Biden

"President Trump is once again welcoming foreign interference in our elections. This isn't about politics. It is a threat to our national security. An American President should not seek their aid and abet those who seek to undermine democracy." -- posted Twitter

Bernie Sanders

"Well, Anderson, to tell you the truth, I'm not exactly shocked. I think we have a president who neither understand the constitution of the United States or respects the constitution. Somebody who doesn't believe in the separation of powers.And somebody who thinks he's above the law." -- said on CNN's Anderson Cooper 360

Elizabeth Warren

"The #MuellerReport made it clear: A foreign government attacked our 2016 elections to support Trump, Trump welcomed that help, and Trump obstructed the investigation. Now, he said he'd do it all over again. It's time to impeach Donald Trump." -- posted on Twitter

Pelosi says Trump giving Russians 'green light' to attack U.S. elections

Pelosi says Trump giving Russians 'green light' to attack U.S. elections "The Russians attacked our elections, and @realDonaldTrump is giving them the green light to do it again. We can’t stand by and just hope for the best," the House speaker tweeted.

Trump and hawkish foreign policy advisers like national security adviser John Bolton and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo want Tehran to give up its Trump has tightened economic sanctions against Iran, aimed at forcing its leaders into negotiations. Pompeo last year outlined a list of demands on Iran

The relationship between Washington and Tehran has become increasingly strained in recent weeks, raising concerns about a potential U.S.-Iran conflict. Trump and hawkish foreign policy advisers like national security adviser John Bolton and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo want Tehran to give up its

Kamala Harris

"He's the commander in chief and has a duty and a responsibility to the American people to be a defender if not the greatest defender of our democracy. But to quite the contrary, what we hear tonight is that he is yet again open to the idea of working with foreign governments to undermine the integrity of our election system. It's outrageous." -- said on MSNBC

Beto O'Rourke

"When the President of the United States openly welcomes foreign help to win an election, he threatens the very core of our democracy. If we are to secure justice and ensure this never happens again, we must impeach him." -- posted on Twitter

Amy Klobuchar

"This is inexcusable. The President of the United States just effectively gave permission to foreign agents to interfere in our elections. We need my Secure Elections Act and Honest Ads Act passed immediately. The 2020 elections are not secure. Disgraceful." -- posted on Twitter

Lindsey Graham: Accepting foreign political dirt a 'mistake'

Lindsey Graham: Accepting foreign political dirt a 'mistake' Sen. Lindsey Graham, often a vocal supporter of President Donald Trump, admonished him Thursday, saying it would be "a mistake" to accept political opposition information from a foreign agent. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); "If a foreign government comes to you as a public official and offers to help your campaign, giving you anything of value -- whether it be money or information on your opponent -- the right answer is no," the South Carolina Republican told reporters on Capitol Hill.

President Trump said Monday he'll win re-election in 2020 fair and square and pledged not to use dirt dug He was asked about foreign intervention during a public appearance at the White House with Brandon Maxwell, Rick Owens take top CFDA fashion awards Brandon Maxwell, Rick Owens take

The relationship between Washington and Tehran has become increasingly strained in recent weeks, raising concerns about a potential U.S.-Iran conflict. Trump and hawkish foreign policy advisers like national security adviser John Bolton and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo want Tehran to give up its

Cory Booker

"It's not 'oppo research' — it's foreign interference in US elections. That you would say this is disgraceful. That you would do it from the Oval Office (yet again) proves you're unfit for the office you hold." -- posted on Twitter

Michael Benet

"My reaction is that this is weak and pathetic. This is what he has been doing since the beginning of his presidency even before he was president He said wikileaks if you're out there, send me the stuff. He said Russia, if you're out there, send me the stuff.

"Now he's actually president of the United States, and he's effectively inviting foreign interference into our election. He has never held Putin responsible for what Putin did. And he stood next to Putin and said I take his word for it.

"Every single Western democracy is under attack from Russia, and the President of the United States needs to be someone who stands up not just for America but for our allies as well, and he's failed that test again." -- said on CNN

Seth Moulton

"The definition of collusion from the man guilty of obstruction." -- posted on Twitter

Senate Republicans Dance Around Trump Criticism as 2020 Nears

Senate Republicans Dance Around Trump Criticism as 2020 Nears Senate Republicans are honing their playbook for distancing themselves from President Donald Trump‘s comments while avoiding criticizing him by name or taking concrete action. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); This strategy was apparent Thursday as GOP lawmakers made clear they disagreed with Trump’s ABC News interview in which he said he would accept a foreign government’s offer of dirt on a political opponent without necessarily calling the FBI.

President Trump says 2020 Democratic hopeful Joe Biden is slower than he used to be, weak President Trump unleashed an arsenal of insults Tuesday at Joe Biden as the potential 2020 foes Trump went on to blast Biden, a former vice president and a former senator from Delaware for almost

All signs point to everything 2020 coming up Trump . Even economists have predicted that if Trump can maintain a surging economy then, then his win is in the Meanwhile, Democrats can’t even seem to agree which avenue they should go down, with two sides of the party fighting over taking a moderate

Julian Castro

"After seeking and receiving the help of our adversaries to to get elected in 2016, Donald Trump is now essentially calling for an open season on our 2020 elections. Once again, he's putting his interests above our nation's, and risking and the integrity of our elections." -- posted on Twitter

Jay Inslee

"Let's be clear: Donald Trump is talking about conspiring with a foreign government to win an election — again. This is dangerous and un-American." -- posted on Twitter

Kirsten Gillibrand

"It's time for Congress to begin impeachment hearings." -- posted on Twitter

Eric Swalwell

"Let me make it clear for @realDonaldTrump, I will never take dirt from a foreign adversary — EVEN if it means beating someone as corrupt as you. *But Trump said every Congressman would take the help. So, every @HouseGOP member should have to answer this: is Trump right?" -- posted on Twitter

Steve Bullock

"1-800-CALL-FBI

If he's telling foreign countries to dig up dirt on political opponents, it's no wonder he also made it easier to pour dark and foreign money into our elections. In MT, we banned foreign spending altogether. Together we can take that nationwide." -- posted on Twitter

Republican William Weld

I have previously called for Donald Trump to resign for the good of the country. This latest statement again proves we have a president with no respect for the rule of law and lacking a basic sense of right and wrong. Mr. President, resign. For once in your life put the good of the country first. America deserves better.

Dem chairman introduces bill to strengthen law barring campaigns from accepting foreign dirt.
A top House Democrat has introduced legislation designed to clarify and strengthen the federal law that bars political campaigns from accepting or receiving foreign assistance in an election. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); The bill spearheaded by House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.

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