You’ve got to hand it him. This was pure genius. It is a thing of beauty. In an interview with Clinton water boy George Stephanopoulos Donald Trump made some entertaining comments:
President Donald Trump is not ruling out receiving dirt from foreign agents in the future and doesn’t necessarily think he needs to notify the FBI if such information were offered.
Trump’s comments came during an interview with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos.
Trump had just noted that when the Mueller report came out, they hardly even talked about his son, Donald Trump Jr.
“Should he have gone to the FBI when he got that email?” Stephanopoulos asked.
Trump replied: “Okay, let’s put yourself in a position. You’re a congressman, somebody comes up and says, ‘hey, I have information on your opponent,’ do you call the FBI? I don’t think …”
Stephanopoulos then stressed that if it’s Russians you do.
“I’ll tell you what, I’ve seen a lot of things over my life,” he said. “I don’t think in my whole life I’ve ever called the FBI. In my whole life. You don’t call the FBI.”
And if offered such dirt?
He also insisted it was not election interference.
“It’s not interference. They have information. I think I’d take it,” the president said, before suggesting it was oppo research.
Well, he set the left ablaze with indignation and self-righteousness:
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi unleashed on President Donald Trump for his comments on accepting election assistance from foreign countries, with Pelosi saying Trump didn’t know “right from wrong.”
Trump told ABC News that he would be open to receiving foreign intelligence on election opponents.
“It’s not interference. They have information. I think I’d take it,” the president said, before suggesting it was opposition research.
“What the president said last night shows clearly once again over and over again that he does not know the difference between right and wrong,” Pelosi said. “And that’s probably the nicest thing I can say about him.”
“If he doesn’t know the difference, it could explain some of this ridiculous behavior,” Pelosi said.
CNN’s John Avlon was apoplectic:
Avlon noted “in Washington’s farewell address he warned ‘history and experience teach us that foreign influence is the foe of Republican government.’” He then added how Alexander Hamilton talked in Federalist Paper #68 about the “danger of foreign influence elevating someone to the executive.” “Also, Adams and Jefferson wrote about it. This is basic.”
“What Donald Trump did was the Founding Fathers’ worst nightmare,” Avlon concluded.
The moronic Steve Cohen about blew out an artery:
Cohen further speculated that Trump would then try to explain away his actions by saying all members of Congress do oppo research when in reality no member of Congress has likely been offered up oppo research by a foreign entity.
“He’s so wacko,” Cohen fumed. “Last week, it was go to Mars and forget the Moon. A month ago, it was go to the Moon.”
They threw Trump right into the briar patch. Right where he wanted to be. They missed something yuge.
This is what hillary clinton and the DNC did to Trump in the 2016 election.
Mark Warner, no stranger to the Russians, basically admitted it:
“But I would say this, when I had contact with someone that, that’s been reported, first thing I did was, of course I contacted the FBI,” Warner said. He also notified the members of his committee, contrary to Trump’s attack.
“Republicans this morning are also equating Christopher Steele’s work as a former British agent, and his effort to help take up dirt in Hillary Clinton’s campaign, saying she should have contacted the FBI. Is there even an analogy here?” Raju asked.
“I would say on going forward basis, if there are foreign agents trying to intervene in our election, there are to be an affirmative obligation for any presidential candidate to report to the FBI,” Warner said.
“Going forward” says Warner. Let’s not look back at what hillary and the DNC did. Steele is the very definition of foreign agent.
And Pelosi? She did exactly what Trump wanted her to do. What, you ask? Right here:
Pelosi: Democrats will take up measure to ban foreign opposition research
“There is a law that you cannot accept contributions and that includes in-kind from a foreign government,” Pelosi said. “But if it needs more clarity than we will go to the ‘duty to report.’ Not only that you don’t accept it, but you report it to the FBI.”
Pelosi called such research “an invitation of of our democracy” and said Democrats want to make it illegal.
“We want to make sure it has more clarity and a responsibility to report.”
You will remember that Trump has repeatedly said what happened to him “should never happen to another President.”
Did Pelosi left a finger to begin that effort?
So Trump said something outrageous enough to compel Pelosi to act. He suggested that he might do to the next democrat Presidential candidate what was done to him. He might do what Clinton and the DNC did- use foreign oppo research from a foreign spy with Russian disinformation in an attempt to prevent Trump from being elected and then try to remove him from office for a hoax the Clinton campaign and the DNC fabricated.
Pelosi and democrats were content to let this happen to Trump, thus they weren’t going to to help him stop these activities until such time as those actions could visit harm on a democrat candidate.
That’s a no no and Pelosi was not going to allow it, so she says she will take up legislation to prevent it.
Which is exactly what Trump wanted in the first place. If Pelosi’s legislation passes, it will be what Trump sought.
This was like watching DaVinci paint.