WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he would see nothing wrong in accepting damaging information on a U.S. political opponent if it were offered to his re-election campaign by a foreign government.
Asked in an interview with ABC News if he would accept the information or alert the FBI, Trump said: “I think maybe you do both. I think you might want to listen, there’s nothing wrong with listening.”
“If somebody called from a country, Norway, ‘we have information on your opponent’ – oh, I think I’d want to hear it,” Trump said.
Trump’s son Donald Trump Jr. was questioned by a U.S. Senate committee on Wednesday in a closed session about a June 2016 meeting at Trump Tower in New York in which a Russian lawyer had offered damaging information on Hillary Clinton, the elder Trump’s Democratic opponent in the 2016 presidential election.