FEC Chair warns Trump: Anyone who ... accepts foreign assistance risks being on the wrong end of a federal investigation

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Of course, Trump supporters will either deny the long-serving W. Bush appointee Ellen Weintraub is talking about Trump and immediately reacting to his unprecedented statement, or they will deny that the president openly flirted with the notion of accepting this type of illegal contribution to win re-election, or they will just pretend like none of this has happened, nothing they need concern themselves with, and wander off.



The purpose of this thread is in part to study which option they take, perhaps a combination of the three.
 
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Of course, Trump supporters will either deny the long-serving W. Bush appointee Ellen Weintraub is talking about Trump and immediately reacting to his unprecedented statement, or they will deny that the president openly flirted with the notion of accepting this type of illegal contribution to win re-election, or they will just pretend like none of this has happened, nothing they need concern themselves with, and wander off.



The purpose of this thread is in part to study which option they take, perhaps a combination of the three.
If I read your 3 options correctly, today GOP Sen. Marsha Blackburn (TN) chose opetion 2 when she stopped a Senate bill from progressing regarding sleazy Trump's comments last night.
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I love watching the freak out.

Everyone seems to have missed the reference, that he was talking about getting foreign assistance from Assange. Who has all the details about who was all getting foreign assistance against Trump.

Then he can use their own quotes to hang them with.
 
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Of course, Trump supporters will either deny the long-serving W. Bush appointee Ellen Weintraub is talking about Trump and immediately reacting to his unprecedented statement, or they will deny that the president openly flirted with the notion of accepting this type of illegal contribution to win re-election, or they will just pretend like none of this has happened, nothing they need concern themselves with, and wander off.



The purpose of this thread is in part to study which option they take, perhaps a combination of the three.
They don't give a SHIT! Trump is scum. SELFISH SELF SERVING IMMORAL SCUM.

Some old ugly bureaucrat--a WOMAN? Did anyone even bother to listen to her?
 
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They don't give a SHIT! Trump is scum. SELFISH SELF SERVING IMMORAL SCUM.

Some old ugly bureaucrat--a WOMAN? Did anyone even bother to listen to her?
You don't get it... He, without saying it, got the FEC to make this 5:5 statement about foreign influence. That was a shot across the bow for all those who did engage in that.
 
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I love watching the freak out. Everyone seems to have missed the reference, that he was talking about getting foreign assistance from Assange. Who has all the details about who was all getting foreign assistance against Trump.

Then he can use their own quotes to hang them with.
No, that's not what he was talking about. Go here, and then scroll down and you will find a transcript of exactly what Trump said, and the full context.

The question Trump was asked was:

Stephanopoulos: Your campaign this time around, if foreigners, if Russia, if China, if someone else offers you information on opponents, should they accept it or should they call the FBI?
That's not about getting foreign assistance from Assange - who wasn't even mentioned in the discussion. It was about "your campaign this time around."
 
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The president specifically referenced Norway as an example of what he would do should any given nation state provide information directly.
Yes, and Norway was not some random nation picked off the top of his head. It was a deliberate statement, and deliberately phrased.
 

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Yes, and Norway was not some random nation picked off the top of his head. It was a deliberate statement, and deliberately phrased.
Fucking gaslight.

He was directly asked, is it illegitimate to accept campaign assistance directly from a foreign government?

He directly replied, No, Norway did it there'd be no harm in listening.

ABC followed up: You wouldn't go to the FBI?

He said no, that's not how the world works you don't go to the FBI over something like that.

ABC followed up: The FBI director says you should, no matter what.

Trump: "The FBI director is wrong."

Now the FEC chairwoman has directly stated that the law prohibits foreign state contributions, including valuable campaign information.

We get it. This happened and you don't care. But don't just state completely false information.

This has NOTHING to do with Assange or any other non-state actor. Assange wasn't even mentioned during the conversation.