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Trump Defends Accepting Dirt on 2020 Rivals From Foreign Nations

  • Mueller warned a ‘foreign entity’ could compromise a candidate
  • Graham says politicians should alert FBI of foreign contact
U.S. President Donald Trump

U.S. President Donald Trump

Photographer: Shawn Thew/Pool via Bloomberg

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President Donald Trump said he’d want to hear damaging information about a political opponent in the 2020 election even if it were provided by a foreigner -- a remark that triggered pushback from lawmakers as it evokes some of the controversial conduct at the heart of Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation.

“I think I’d take it,” the president said in an interview with ABC News’s George Stephanopoulos that aired Wednesday.