FEC Chair responds after Trump says he'd accept foreign intel
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The chair of the Federal Elections Commission released a statement on Thursday condemning any public official who accepts foreign intelligence on their opponents — just 1 day after President Trump said he'd be open to such an information exchange.
What they're saying: FEC Chair Ellen Weintraub wanted to make it "100% clear" that it is illegal for anybody to accept anything from a foreign national relating to a public U.S. election. During an exclusive ABC interview clip, Trump claimed accepting "dirt" on political opponents is commonplace.