quote: Donald Trump said on Wednesday that if a foreign power offered dirt on his 2020 opponent, he would be open to accepting it, claiming he would have no obligation to call in the FBI.
â€œI think Iâ€™d want to hear it,â€ Trump said in an interview with ABC News, adding: â€œThereâ€™s nothing wrong with listening.â€
There is something wrong with listening; it's illegal.
quote: (a) Prohibition. It shall be unlawful forâ€” (1) a foreign national, directly or indirectly, to makeâ€” (A) a contribution or donation of money or other thing of value, or to make an express or implied promise to make a contribution or donation, in connection with a Federal, State, or local election; (B) a contribution or donation to a committee of a political party; or (C) an expenditure, independent expenditure, or disbursement for an electioneering communication (within the meaning of section 30104(f)(3) of this title); or (2) a person to solicit, accept, or receive a contribution or donation described in subparagraph (A) or (B) of paragraph (1) from a foreign national.
Of course Trump has no clue, but you'd think anyone who cares about election integrity would speak up.
ABE Fox and Friends mildly rebuked him. He's supposed to call them Friday morning.