Trump campaign says it will handle foreign intel offers on 'case by case basis'

Source: The Hill | June 13, 2019 | Owen Daugherty

The top spokesperson for President Trump’s 2020 reelection bid said the campaign would handle offers of information on opponents from foreign entities on a “case by case basis.”

Kayleigh McEnany, the campaign’s national press secretary, said on CBS News’s “Red & Blue” Thursday that the campaign will follow Trump’s lead when it comes to handling potential offers.

“The president’s directive, as he said, [it’s] a case by case basis. He said he would likely do both: Listen to what they have to say, but also report it to the FBI,” McEnany said.

McEnany’s comments come after Trump said in an interview with ABC News on Wednesday that he would “maybe” call the FBI should a foreign operative offer him dirt on a political opponent.

“I think maybe you do both,” Trump said when asked whether he would call the FBI or listen if Russia, China or another foreign government reached out.

“I think you might want to listen. There’s nothing wrong with listening,” he continued. “It’s not an interference. They have information. I think I’d take it. If I thought there was something wrong, I’d go maybe to the FBI.”


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