FEC Chair: It's Illegal To Accept Election Help From Foreign Governments

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    ryan
    So let me get this straight...

    "...It is illegal for any person to solicit, accept, or receive anything of value from a foreign national in connection with a U.S. election."

    Pretty sure trump already solicited by publicly requesting that russia obtain those 30,000 e-mails. So, knowing that he's willingly done something deemed illegal, why is he still in office?
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    Seen It All
    But trump has repeatedly said said it was illegal to provide opposition research to the FBI, and illegal for the FBI to investigate based on it. So was he lying then, or is he lying now?
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    Richard
    guessing the FEC chair is NOT a Trump appointee or elected official and, therefore, more inclined to SPEAK THE TRUTH
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    Eoh
    Why is this man and his family members not in jail? Mueller failed the country by not charging him or any of his family members. He did publicly solicit and accepted help from Russia. What happened to the rule of law in America?
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    Karl
    “Let me make something 100% clear to the American public and anyone running for public office: It is illegal for any person to solicit, accept, or receive anything of value from a foreign national in connection with a U.S. election.”

    Why have we not had this opinion articulated earlier about the Steele dossier? What about reported election related interactions between the CIA, FBI and counterparts from Britain, Australia, Italy, and perhaps others?

    All of these interactions need to be made public including declassification as needed. That includes any foreign content utilized to authorize election related spying on Americans. The American public has requisite clearance via citizenship and the need-to-know to do informed voting.
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    Steven T
    While Trump's defenders continue to claim Trump is a newcomer and couldnt possibly know...Trump asserts in the interview that the knows better than the FBI the law and that he would do it. Next time I get caught speeding I will tell the officer I didnt know I wasnt allowed to speed on that particular street. With my followup argument being I know better than him so he should let me go.
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    Zene
    And that is for everyone who must obey the law.....everyone knows that does not apply to himself (45th)...even his staff Kellyanne scoff at the idea she was violating the Hatch Act....why, because she works for the 'boss' and he is also the 'boss' of the person in charge of monitoring and upholding the Hatch Act...and as long as she is breaking the law to support the 45th....she is safe from prosecution....nice law abiding country, this America!!
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    Aaron
    Great, so no more accepting multimillion dollar campaign contributions from Saudi Arabia
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    LOUIS
    Trump is just rationalizing and justifying that which he has already done - had a foreign government assist him in winning an election.
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    chitos
    please explain since when? has the Don Con ! ever cared? about US Law! he built his' fortune circumventing it'