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Democrats worry as Trump unleashes money on 2020 digital ads

Democrats worry as Trump unleashes money on 2020 digital ads

Trump's comments came less than three months after Special Counsel Robert Mueller submitted a report that found Russian Federation waged a hacking and influence campaign to help Trump defeat Democrat Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election.

"For a president to invite foreign powers to offer political candidates stolen information about his opponents is disgraceful", said Malinowski, a former assistant US secretary of state.

Booker was responding to Trump's comments to ABC News that he would listen if a foreign adversary of the US had damaging information about his 2020 opponent. Trump replied, "It's not an interference, they have information-I think I'd take it". While some 2020 Democratic presidential candidates renewed their call to impeach the president, Trump's comments did not seem to move House Democrats who have been on the fence closer to initiating impeachment proceedings. Lindsey Graham of SC, one of the staunchest allies of the White House in Congress, called the president's assertions a "mistake". "But when somebody comes up with oppo research, right, they come up with oppo research, 'Oh, let's call the FBI.' The FBI doesn't have enough agents to take care of it". "It is never appropriate to allow a foreign government or its agents to interfere in our election process". "The President has given Russian Federation the green light to interfere in the 2020 election", Warner wrote on Twitter earlier. "I don't want to send a signal to encourage this".

'Thing of value' Any foreign contribution of "money or other thing of value" violates U.S. campaign finance law.

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Hannity was referring to comments that Trump made during an interview with ABC News' George Stephanopoulos in the Oval Office.

"When Senator @MarkWarnerVA spoke at length, and in great detail, about extremely negative information on me, with a talented entertainer purporting to be a Russian Operative, did he immediately call the Federal Bureau of Investigation? NO, in fact he didn't even tell the Senate Intelligence Committee of which he is a member", Trump wrote.

President Donald Trump hit back at California Senator Kamala Harris for claiming her Department of Justice would have "no choice" but to prosecute Trump if she became president.

Trump's comments came just hours after Rep. Tom Malinowski, D-7th Dist., introduced legislation requiring campaign committees to tell the Justice Department if they are approached by foreign powers, the same way banks must file suspicious activity reports.