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Wed Jun 12, 2019, 07:01 PM

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

Source: ABC News

President Donald Trump may not alert the FBI if foreign governments offered damaging information against his 2020 rivals during the upcoming presidential race, he said, despite the deluge of investigations stemming from his campaign’s interactions with Russians during the 2016 campaign.

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.”

President Trump made the remark during an exclusive interview with ABC News over the course of two days, wherein Stephanopoulos joined the president on a visit to Iowa and back to Washington for a day inside the White House.

Read more: https://abcnews.go.com/amp/Politics/id-exclusive-interview-trump-listen-foreigners-offered-dirt/story?id=63669304



Fucking traitor

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Reply 'I think I'd take it': In exclusive interview, Trump says he would listen if foreigners offered dirt (Original post)
47of74 Jun 12 OP
The Velveteen Ocelot Jun 12 #1
mobeau69 Jun 12 #3
The Velveteen Ocelot Jun 12 #5
mobeau69 Jun 12 #8
CTyankee Jun 12 #18
moonscape Jun 13 #38
Harker Jun 12 #2
keithbvadu2 Jun 12 #4
sop Jun 12 #6
Botany Jun 12 #7
mobeau69 Jun 12 #9
Botany Jun 12 #22
N_E_1 for Tennis Jun 12 #10
gldstwmn Jun 12 #11
Wuddles440 Jun 12 #16
Rebl2 Jun 12 #31
gldstwmn Jun 12 #32
Skittles Jun 13 #44
Satch59 Jun 12 #12
calimary Jun 12 #29
Guilded Lilly Jun 12 #13
duforsure Jun 12 #14
Zoonart Jun 12 #26
sop Jun 12 #15
UpInArms Jun 12 #17
CTyankee Jun 12 #19
SWBTATTReg Jun 12 #20
gldstwmn Jun 12 #33
SWBTATTReg Jun 13 #43
dem in texas Jun 12 #21
trueblue2007 Jun 12 #25
C_eh_N_eh_D_eh Jun 12 #23
DeminPennswoods Jun 12 #36
MBS Jun 13 #41
IggleDuer Jun 12 #24
47of74 Jun 12 #27
orangecrush Jun 12 #28
DallasNE Jun 12 #30
iluvtennis Jun 12 #34
DeminPennswoods Jun 12 #35
Bernardo de La Paz Jun 13 #37
JonLP24 Jun 13 #39
rickford66 Jun 13 #40
matt819 Jun 13 #42
Captain Zero Jun 15 #45

Response to 47of74 (Original post)

Wed Jun 12, 2019, 07:04 PM

1. Tweety is totally having a cow about this. He's spluttering and can barely talk.

It really is outrageous; he's as good as admitted he let the Russians give him "oppo research." But will any GOPers care?

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #1)

Wed Jun 12, 2019, 07:08 PM

3. Nope, they won't care.

"They all do it" is what thy'll say.

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Response to mobeau69 (Reply #3)

Wed Jun 12, 2019, 07:09 PM

5. Sadly, you're probably right.

They're too deep into the cult.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #5)

Wed Jun 12, 2019, 07:13 PM

8. We're gonna need some new laws after he's gone.

A lot of 'em.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #5)

Wed Jun 12, 2019, 07:50 PM

18. it's good to hear Tweety is having such fits and spells, tho!

It shows some moral outrage on the part of the MSM to do so.

I don't watch MSNBC a lot but it seems they're pretty much done with the pubs. MJ has some good folks on each show (I don't watch the whole thing as it is too long but I try to catch the good interviews). I watch a smattering of its other shows later in the day and find them pretty honest.

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Response to mobeau69 (Reply #3)

Thu Jun 13, 2019, 01:22 AM

38. 'As long as it benefits us' is

what they’ll be thinking.

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Response to 47of74 (Original post)

Wed Jun 12, 2019, 07:08 PM

2. That's been established... no? n/t

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Response to 47of74 (Original post)

Wed Jun 12, 2019, 07:08 PM

4. It doesn't matter what Trump says. He has proven himself a liar.

It doesn't matter what Trump says. He has proven himself a liar.

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Response to 47of74 (Original post)

Wed Jun 12, 2019, 07:10 PM

6. Trump's MO: first deny it ever happened, then after evidence comes out say it's OK

Trump must know there's evidence out there not yet made public proving he sought and accepted damaging information from Russia.

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Response to 47of74 (Original post)

Wed Jun 12, 2019, 07:12 PM

7. Trump is trying to set up a cover story that it was OK to get Russian help in 2016

In 2016 the FBI went to the Trump campaign and told them to contact them
if and when the Russians tried to contact the campaign and when the Russians
did just that the Trump campaign did not tell the FBI.

If Trump isn't ripped from the White House soon and McConnell/Fox and so on
are giving these acts of treason cover.

We are so far down the rabbit hole that it is not funny.

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Response to Botany (Reply #7)

Wed Jun 12, 2019, 07:14 PM

9. Thats his MO. Very freaking obvious.

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Response to mobeau69 (Reply #9)

Wed Jun 12, 2019, 08:46 PM

22. I wish that George Stephanopoulos had asked 2 follow ups?

So did you get help from foreign countries in 2016 Mr. President?

Was the June 2016 meeting in Trump Tower about getting Russian help?

BTW I watched a little (minutes) Fox tonight and they were 24/7 about democrat
lawlessness.

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Response to 47of74 (Original post)

Wed Jun 12, 2019, 07:16 PM

10. That man lies, says whatever he wants...

No repercussions. He accepts enemy interference here in our country... why the freaking hell do I have to hold back and NOT say “Why don’t we just frag the guy” ?

I could say I lied, I could I’ll “walk,it back” , I could say it was a joke, I could say anything.... oh yes only if I’m a republican. Well I’m not sooo...hey I’ve been in trouble before.

The fairness doctrine... forgotten, unused, an artifact of politics.

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Response to 47of74 (Original post)

Wed Jun 12, 2019, 07:17 PM

11. He really thinks he is untouchable.

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Response to gldstwmn (Reply #11)

Wed Jun 12, 2019, 07:33 PM

16. Sadly....

I think he may well be such. He continues to ignore norms, protocols, and laws without any repercussions and grows more confident by the day that there's no person, group, organization, or governmental unit that can stop him. He was able to identify serious weaknesses and flaws in our society and is successfully exploiting them to his advantage. We're fucked!

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Response to gldstwmn (Reply #11)

Wed Jun 12, 2019, 10:16 PM

31. Probably because

he has gotten away with criminal activity long before he became president.

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Response to Rebl2 (Reply #31)

Wed Jun 12, 2019, 10:18 PM

32. So true. It doesn't even occur to him

that these statements could end his presidency. I have a feeling this one will come back to bite him in the ass.

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Response to gldstwmn (Reply #11)

Thu Jun 13, 2019, 08:34 PM

44. who exactly is going to hold him accountable

Nancy?

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Response to 47of74 (Original post)

Wed Jun 12, 2019, 07:20 PM

12. What more do the Dems need????

Come on...it's on a silver platter on TV!!! Force Hope to testify in public now, send out subpoenas to the whole gang, get court dates set up...light a fire!!!

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Response to Satch59 (Reply #12)

Wed Jun 12, 2019, 10:01 PM

29. Galling, isn't it!

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Response to 47of74 (Original post)

Wed Jun 12, 2019, 07:21 PM

13. The Cretin has NO concept of loyalty to country. NONE. Just himself...

Unapologetically, and that makes him not only unfit and criminal, that makes him a dangerous traitor.
It’s just unf’ingbelievable this nightmare is our reality.

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Response to 47of74 (Original post)

Wed Jun 12, 2019, 07:31 PM

14. He's trying to normalize

What he's going to be exposed for doing. He knows it'll be coming out, so this is trying to make it sound like it should be ok to do, when its illegal , and he knows it is.

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Response to duforsure (Reply #14)

Wed Jun 12, 2019, 09:32 PM

26. THIS

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Response to 47of74 (Original post)

Wed Jun 12, 2019, 07:31 PM

15. One of his lawyers probably said to Trump, "In DC the coverup is worse than the crime"

Now he thinks if he commits his crimes in the open, and doesn't bother hiding them, he's in the clear.

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Response to 47of74 (Original post)

Wed Jun 12, 2019, 07:48 PM

17. Have I said lately

How much I despise this traitorous piece is shit?

It is almost immeasurable

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Response to UpInArms (Reply #17)

Wed Jun 12, 2019, 07:54 PM

19. I've pretty much stopped my ranting. Hubby got tired of hearing it, even tho he is as upset as I am

about Trump. I went through a real stage of mourning right after Trump moved into the White House. I mourned for the loss of Obama, I wanted him back so badly, I missed Michelle and the girls and the dogs. But slowly I accepted the reality of trump.

It was like going through the steps of mourning, ending up in acceptance.

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Response to 47of74 (Original post)

Wed Jun 12, 2019, 08:12 PM

20. Okay. I guess it's okay for democratic candidates to receive opposition research on rump's...

wrongdoing etc. from Russia and / or China, and/or the other five countries (not China, Russia is included in among gang of six countries that conspired together to elect rump / interfere w/ our elections)...

Any and all opposition crap on rump should be allowed.

Added upon edit...also another concern...what other laws will he break because he simply wants to? E.g., provide highly classified information to our enemies, etc.?

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Response to SWBTATTReg (Reply #20)

Wed Jun 12, 2019, 10:20 PM

33. I'm concerned he's already done that.

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Response to gldstwmn (Reply #33)

Thu Jun 13, 2019, 12:27 PM

43. Me too. If any thing, he should be removed for national security reasons. What's even worse, is...

that the republicans in Congress seem to be okay with this crap.

I can't wait until Nov. 2020 to vote this piece of garbage out of our lives forever.

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Response to 47of74 (Original post)

Wed Jun 12, 2019, 08:45 PM

21. HE IS ROTTEN TO THE CORE!

In secret meetings with Putin. Love talk to Kim-Ugh. No one present when he meets with Putin. Setting up meeting with Russians who have info to help him win, He takes my breath away!

He is not representing the United States, he is only representing himself. He is a traitor to our country all in the name of money for himself and his family.


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Response to dem in texas (Reply #21)

Wed Jun 12, 2019, 09:29 PM

25. he is a traitor !!!!!!!

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Response to 47of74 (Original post)

Wed Jun 12, 2019, 09:07 PM

23. He doesn't understand why it would be wrong.

This is a guy who thinks only suckers show up to their court hearings, pay their taxes, or keep their end of a contract without being threatened. The inherent importance of upholding the law, of contributing to society, just doesn't register with him at all. It's what endears him to the burn-it-all-down-if-I-can't-have-it demographic.

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Response to C_eh_N_eh_D_eh (Reply #23)

Wed Jun 12, 2019, 11:45 PM

36. Pretty much this

nt

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Response to C_eh_N_eh_D_eh (Reply #23)

Thu Jun 13, 2019, 07:55 AM

41. Bingo n/t

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Response to 47of74 (Original post)

Wed Jun 12, 2019, 09:21 PM

24. How, pray tell, would he ever pay a foreign entity back?

State secrets, perhaps?

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Response to IggleDuer (Reply #24)

Wed Jun 12, 2019, 09:39 PM

27. Yeah probably

Or some sort of other betrayal.

Like I said, a fucking traitor.

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Response to 47of74 (Original post)

Wed Jun 12, 2019, 09:58 PM

28. WELL!

Someone is certainly going to have something to say about THIS!

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Response to 47of74 (Original post)

Wed Jun 12, 2019, 10:03 PM

30. Norway. Really, George

Why would Norway be doing such a thing? They wouldn't. It was framed as Russia or China. And George, you let him get away with it. For shame.

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Response to 47of74 (Original post)

Wed Jun 12, 2019, 10:22 PM

34. It's a violation of 18 US Code 953 - Private Correspondence with foreign government

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Response to 47of74 (Original post)

Wed Jun 12, 2019, 11:41 PM

35. If Stephanopolous got Trump to admit that,

think about what Mya Wiley, with her quiet, calm, empathetic demeanor, could get him to admit.

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Response to 47of74 (Original post)

Thu Jun 13, 2019, 01:07 AM

37. It's worse. Not only would he listen, but he would BELIEVE. . . . nt

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Response to 47of74 (Original post)

Thu Jun 13, 2019, 01:23 AM

39. This alone would bring down any other President

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Response to 47of74 (Original post)

Thu Jun 13, 2019, 07:10 AM

40. Is it worse that he said it openly ?

We know he would do it.

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Response to 47of74 (Original post)

Thu Jun 13, 2019, 11:34 AM

42. Folks

This is just like his request for Russia to release Hillary's e-mails. It's his official request/agreement that Russia, and others, go right ahead and hack, spy, subvert American democracy and provide the spoils to their agent in place, Donald Trump.

This is treason out in the open. And now he's said he's open to receiving information from any hostile state, not only Russia.

Okay, William Barr. What now. Your client, um, er, your president, has said that he fully intends to break the law. What are you going to do? Under other circumstances, the declaration by an individual that he plans to break the law would probably result in the opening of a criminal investigation. Are they going to do that?

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Response to 47of74 (Original post)

Sat Jun 15, 2019, 09:33 PM

45. Kick nt

Nt

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