Dems hammer Trump for openness to foreign campaign intel, stay silent on Clinton, DNC outreach

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Prominent Democrats voiced outrage Wednesday after President Trump admitted he would be willing to listen to political opposition research by foreign actors — even as they failed to condemn Democrats, including representatives of Hillary Clinton’s campaign and the Democratic National Committee (DNC), for funding the creation of the anti-Trump “Steele dossier” by a former British spy.

Trump told ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos that he would not necessarily contact the FBI if such an approach was made. Video from the interview went public Wednesday evening.

“I think I’d want to hear it. … I think you might want to listen, there isn’t anything wrong with listening,” Trump said. “It’s not an interference, 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.”

Some legal scholars have…

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