GRAHAM says TRUMP wrong on accepting “dirt” from foreign government, pivots to STEELE dossier:
"I’m hoping some of my Democratic colleagues will take more seriously the fact that Christopher Steele was a foreign agent paid for by the Democratic Party to gather dirt on Trump"
Two key distinctions between Steele and Russia:
1) Paying Christopher Steele is a *legal* campaign *expenditure* — accepting anything of value from a noncitizen is an *illegal* campaign *contribution*
2) Russia was offering *stolen* material to Trump
FEC chair ELLEN WEINTRAUB:
“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 w/ a US election”
‘Absolutely unprecedented’: Trump upends long-held views with openness to foreign assistance https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/absolutely-unprecedented-trump-upends-long-held-views-with-openness-to-foreign-assistance/2019/06/13/13f94f66-8df6-11e9-b08e-cfd89bd36d4e_story.html?utm_term=.40bd25da1c7a …
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