FEC chair responds to Trump saying he'd accept foreign intel on opponent: 'It is illegal'

Source: The Hill | June 13, 2019 | Rebecca Klar

Federal Elections Commission chair Ellen Weintraub said Thursday it is illegal to accept foreign interference during elections after President Trump publicly suggested he would accept foreign intel on opponents.

“I would not have thought that I needed to say this,” Weintraub tweeted Thursday with her statement.

“Let me make something 100 percent 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,” Weintraub said.

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