Trump clarifies comments on receiving foreign ‘dirt’

Trump reportedly clarified his comments this morning from his interview with George Stephanopoulos where he suggested he might not contact the FBI if someone from a foreign government offered him information about this opponent:

FOX NEWS – “If I was, and of course you have to look at it because if you don’t look at it you’re not going to know if it’s bad … of course you give it to the FBI or report it to the attorney general or somebody like that. But of course you’d do that, you couldn’t have that happen with our country,” he said.

On Friday, he seemed to say he’d report it to the FBI, at least if he sensed something was wrong. “If I thought anything was incorrect or badly stated, I’d report it to the attorney general, the FBI, I’d report it to law enforcement absolutely.”

But he also noted he is in constant contact with allies, such as during his recent trip to Europe where he spoke to Queen Elizabeth II, U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May and French President Emmanuel Macron. “We have many conversations, and I’m thinking gee if they say ‘we don’t like your opponent’ am I supposed to, the president of France, am I supposed to report him to the FBI?” he asked.

Honestly this doesn’t sound a far cry different from what he said the other day. In that interview he said if he thought something was wrong he would contact the FBI.



Fox News continues…

Instead, he sought to bring attention back to the origins of the Russia probe, particularly the Democrat-funded anti-Trump dossier that was used by the FBI to begin surveillance on a Trump campaign aide. The Department of Justice is currently investigating its surveillance during the 2016 campaign, but Trump directly blamed the Democrats.

“Here’s the bottom line: they spied on my campaign and they got caught,” he said.

Saying the actions could constitute the biggest political crime in American history, he said: “They spied on the opposing party’s campaign using the intelligence apparatus of the United States.”

Trump slams Pelosi for her comments about a “criminal coverup” and suggests it’s her party that’s trying to cover up with Hillary did in 2016:

When presented with comments by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., who accused him of a “criminal coverup” in terms of his conduct during the Russia investigation, Trump said that “it’s a fascist statement, it’s a disgraceful statement.”

“Her party got caught spying. If you look at what happened, Hillary Clinton with the money that ultimately went to Russia for the fake dossier, the totally fake pile of stuff….and the amount of money that was paid and was paid by Hillary Clinton and the DNC and it went to Russia, that’s the criminal,” he said.

He’s not wrong about this. Heck, I’m starting to see reports now that Democrats are trying to say that what Trump suggested in his interview is far worse than what Hillary did in 2016, which is preposterous.

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Ciceroni Excogitatoris
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Ciceroni Excogitatoris

Trump is trolling the media, once again. I mentioned it before… he’s making the MSM and the Democrats “explain” why Hillary and the DNC receiving information from foreign agents is okay. He’s literally making the Democrats admit Hillary did it.

ShantiGirl
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Trump should have thought more about his reply to Little Georgie. But he often says things in a way that are wide open for parsing by the Left. He’s not the most articulate man in politics, that’s for sure. However, I love him. He’s my Prez, and I’ll stand by him.

DinoDoc
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In that interview he said if he thought something was wrong he would contact the FBI.

He said that he’d maybe contact the FBI and went onto say the FBI director was wrong when he said that you had a duty to report such conversations

bob434
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the day he made his comment to stephanieopolis, stephie asked something like ‘would you look at it, and would you report it’ and trump clumsily said he would look at it, then he said ‘BOTH’ when stephie asked again- meaning he would look at it then report it- NONE of the msm is reporting that he said “BOTH”

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We’re on the brink (hopefully) of seeing exposure of the unprecedented scandal wrought by Hillary and Obama, and Staphyllococcus baits Trump with a sneaky question, trying to make it look as if T. is no better, and Trump falls for it, muddying the water. Bad Trump. Never give the enemy any ammunition. If you’re not as smart as Ted Cruz, then don’t accept interviews with Leftist reporters in the first place!

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Naturally, after George posed the question to the President, the press then IMMEDIATELY changed the question from “Foreign Figures” to “Foreign Governments” thus creating the narrative that Trump admitted that he’d “violate Federal Election Laws.” Detestable but predictable.

sjmom
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Let the Dems keep foaming at the mouth about Trump because when the truth is exposed they are going to look even worse then they would have if they would have just zipped it.

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Please stop talking about what Trump did or said (which is nothing bad, really) and please START talking about what Killary did or said (which was treasonous and criminal).

Ciceroni Excogitatoris
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By Trump making those comments, he’s making the MSM and Democrats admit Hillary did it… and the reasons they’re coming up with isn’t cutting it.

Michelle Lee
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Hillary seeking dirt from foreigners is worse than Trump being offered dirt from foreigners.

kong1967
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The Democrats and the MSM are going to try to keep the focus on Trump’s “wrongdoings”. They don’t have anything so they have to come up with hypotheticals. Anything to keep the news away from Barr’s investigation.

toon
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What if you heard that the sitting president is doing oppo research and approves of spying on the opposition candidate? Would you go to the FBI?

Tracy
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Hm. This would be newsy. idea

Tracy
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Yep that is exactly what he said in the interview released the other day.

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