everyone knows by now that the Republicans' president openly and brazenly bragged that, if given the chance, he would gladly break the law to be re-elected.
None of his cultists find anything wrong with this, which only strengthens the observation of millions of sane Americans that Trump's supporters have given up any claims to patriotism and love of country just so they can have a so-called president "stick it to the libtards."
Federal Election Commission Chair Ellen Weintraub offered the reminder one day after President Trump said he’d listen to dirt on his 2020 opponents.
"Weintraub’s warning was direct: “Let me make something 100% clear to the American public and anyone running for public office: It is illegal for any person to solicit, accept, or receive anything of value from a foreign national in connection with a U.S. election.”
“This is not a novel concept,” she added.
In a two-day interview with ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos, Trump said there was nothing wrong with accepting intelligence from foreign entities. He dismissed the act as “oppo research.” “I think you might want to listen,”
Trump said, when asked what he would do if a foreigner reached out to him with election information. “I think there’s nothing wrong with listening. If somebody called from a country, Norway, [and said], ‘We have information on your opponent.’ Oh, I think I’d want to hear it.”
He also suggested that he would only alert the FBI if he “thought there was something wrong.”
In her memo on Thursday, Weintraub said that “electoral intervention from foreign governments” has been unacceptable for as long as the United States has been a country.
Quoting a 1787 letter from John Adams to Thomas Jefferson, Weintraub said the Founding Fathers had already “sounded the alarm about ‘foreign Interference, Intrigue and Influence.’”
Weintraub didn’t name any politicians or presidents on Thursday but she did warn about the consequences of interacting with a foreign national during an election. “Anyone who solicits or accepts foreign assistance risks being on the wrong end of a federal investigation,” she said.