President Donald Trump speaks at the National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action Leadership Forum in Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Friday, April 26, 2019. (AP/Michael Conroy)

Trump maintains position on accepting dirt on political opponents

Trump maintains that he would accept dirt on political opponents despite given chance to walk it back


Tom Boggioni
June 15, 2019 6:59PM (UTC)
This article originally appeared on Raw Story rawstory-logos(aug15)

In a rambling interview with the hosts of Fox & Friends, President Donald Trump doubled down on accepting dirt on political opponents by saying he still would accept it despite almost universal condemnation.

Given every opportunity to walk back the statements he made on ABC, Trump protested that, of course, he would look at it — saying he would have no prior knowledge beforehand whether it contained critical information.

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Pressed even further by the Fox News hosts if he would turn over the info to the FBI, the president conceded he would do both — accept it and give it to the FBI — but with the caveat that he would only turn it over to the FBI if it was “incorrect or badly stated,” which seemed to derail the line of questioning.


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