In an interview with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos, Donald Trump expressed a continued openness to accept information about his potential 2020 campaign opponents offered by foreign governments.
STEPHANOPOULOS: If in the next election someone from a foreign country offers you information, do you take it or do you call the FBI?TRUMP: I think maybe you do both. I think you might want to listen, there isn’t anything wrong with listening. If somebody called from a country, Norway, we have information on your opponent—oh. I think I’d want to hear it. […]
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. If I thought there was something wrong.
An argumentative Trump in fact repeatedly objected to Stephanopoulos’ suggestions that informing the FBI would be required if such information was offered.
STEPHANOPOULOS: The FBI Director says that’s what you have to do.TRUMP: The FBI Director is wrong.