Harris doubled down on her statements, claiming Attorney General Bill Barr, the head of the DOJ, ran "interference" on the president's behalf when he said Special Council Robert Mueller's report cleared Trump of any crimes.
Trump made the comment during an interview broadcast on June 12 with ABC News' George Stephanopoulos, when asked whether his campaign would accept the information about political opponents from foreign governments like China or Russian Federation or pass them to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. "I think you might want to listen. there's nothing wrong with listening", Trump said when asked by ABC News what he would do if a country such as Russian Federation or China offered him information.
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) echoed his 2020 rival, saying Trump's comments - which came during an ABC News interview that aired Wednesday - demonstrated once more that "w$3 e have a president who thinks he is above the law".
"I think you might want to listen, there isn't anything wrong with listening".
Trump responded to the criticism on twitter trying to cover himself by saying that he talks to world leaders everyday and that's who he was referring to. Trump's statement drew a rebuke, however, from one of his closest allies in Congress, Republican Senator Lindsey Graham. "It is never appropriate to allow a foreign government or its agents to interfere in our election process".
'I don't want to see him impeached, I want to see him in prison, ' Pelosi reportedly told other members of Congress. The move was blocked by Republicans who control the chamber.
Harris, a former prosecutor, has previously said if she or any of her fellow Democratic candidates unseat Trump in 2020, she expects the Justice Department to prosecute him.
'Thing of value' Any foreign contribution of "money or other thing of value" violates United States campaign finance law. "Now, he said he'd do it all over again". She said that could even include conversations with immigrants who have not yet earned citizenship here. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) also called for impeachment hearings in response to Trump's remarks.
President Donald Trump's welcoming of assistance from Russian Federation or China for his 2020 re-election campaign was "dangerous and destructive".
The Justice Department is now investigating the origins of the 2016 counterintelligence probe into Trump campaign as well as the FBI's use of Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrants to spy on Trump campaign associate Carter Page.