Traitor Trump Says He Would Accept Dirt on Political Rivals From Foreign Governments [VIDEO]

President Donald Trump says he would listen if a foreign government approached him with damaging information about a political rival — and wouldn’t necessarily report the contact to the FBI.

“I think you might want to listen,” Trump said in an interview with ABC News that aired on Wednesday. “There isn’t anything wrong with listening.”

It was a stark — if not entirely surprising — expression of nonchalance from the President over foreign efforts to influence US politics. Trump has consistently downplayed Russian efforts to interfere in the 2016 contest, and cast doubts on US intelligence agencies’ assessments of the meddling.

It’s a crime for a campaign to knowingly solicit or accept items of value from foreign nationals.

“I think I’d want to hear it,” Trump said, downplaying the idea such a move by another country would amount to election interference.

Trump: โ€˜I think Iโ€™d take itโ€™ if foreign power offers dirt on opponents
Did we really learn nothing from that whole Trump Tower to-do with Russia in 2016? In an interview with ABCโ€™s George Stephanopoulos, the president admitted that he would accept information on a political opponent from a foreign government.

โ€œItโ€™s not an interference, they have information – I think Iโ€™d take it,โ€ President Trump said. โ€œIf I thought there was something wrong, Iโ€™d go maybe to the FBI – if I thought there was something wrong. But when somebody comes up with oppo research, right, they come up with oppo research, โ€˜oh letโ€™s call the FBIโ€™. The FBI doesnโ€™t have enough agents to take care of it. When you go and talk, honestly, to congressman, they all do it, they always have, and thatโ€™s the way it is. Itโ€™s called oppo research.โ€

Stephanopoulos asked about Donald Trump Jr and the regrettable role he played in the Trump Tower meeting in June 2016. He asked if Trumpโ€™s son should have brought the Russiansโ€™ offer for โ€œdirtโ€ on Hillary Clinton to the FBI.

โ€œSomebody comes up and says, โ€˜hey, I have information on your opponentโ€™, do you call the FBI?โ€ Trump responded.

โ€œIโ€™ll tell you what, Iโ€™ve seen a lot of things over my life. I donโ€™t think in my whole life Iโ€™ve ever called the FBI. In my whole life. You donโ€™t call the FBI. You throw somebody out of your office, you do whatever you do,โ€ Trump continued. โ€œOh, give me a break โ€“ life doesnโ€™t work that way.โ€

โ€œThe FBI director said that is what should happen,โ€ Stephanopoulos replied. (During congressional testimony last month, FBI director Christopher Wray told lawmakers โ€œthe FBI would want to know aboutโ€ any foreign election meddling).

โ€œThe FBI director is wrong, because frankly it doesnโ€™t happen like that in life,โ€ Trump said. โ€œNow maybe it will start happening, maybe today youโ€™d think differently.โ€