Pelosi says Trump giving Russians 'green light' to attack US elections




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  • 2019-06-13 15:10:31Z
  • By USA TODAY
 

WASHINGTON - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday accused President Donald Trump of not knowing right from wrong and accused him of perpetrating an "assault" on the nation's democracy after he told ABC News that he'd welcome foreign information on his 2020 opponent.

"It's a very sad thing," Pelosi told reporters about the president's words. "That's an assault on our democracy."

Earlier, Pelosi said said that Trump was giving Russians a "green light" to meddle in the 2020 election.

"The Russians attacked our elections, and @realDonaldTrump is giving them the green light to do it again," Pelosi said in a tweet.

The president told ABC's George Stephanopoulos he'd accept dirt on his 2020 opponent from a foreign government and may or may not turn it over to the FBI. Trump argued that such information amounts to "opposition research" widely used by campaigns.

"They have information. I think I'd take it," Trump said. "If I thought there was something wrong, I'd go maybe to the FBI - if I thought there was something wrong."

Trump also said such political help would not be considered interference.

It wasn't only Democrats who raised concerns about Trump's position. Sen. Lindsey Graham, a South Carolina Republican and close White House ally, also pushed back.

"I think it's a mistake," Graham told reporters on Capitol Hill who quizzed him on the president's remarks. "I think it's a mistake of law."

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Contributing: Kristine Phillips, John Fritze, Michael Collins

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Nancy Pelosi says Trump has made an "assault" on U.S. democracy

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