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Federal Elections Commission subtly threatens POTUS regarding ‘foreign help’

The scathing tone of the FEC chairwoman’s tweet was unmistakable.

Just days ago, President Donald Trump dropped a soundbite that has democratic lawmakers foaming at the mouth like rabid dogs.

The President, when asked about the potential of obtaining “dirt” on future political opponents from foreign governments, admitted that he would likely be interested in just such an occurrence. ¬†Given that Washington DC is still reeling from the Russian interference plots exposed in volume I of the Mueller report, the timing couldn’t have been more unfortunate, and it has reinvigorated democrats’ calls for the impeachment of the Commander in Chief.

Now, to add fuel to that already blistering fire, the FEC is weighing in with a thinly veiled shot at the President himself.

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Federal Election Commission Chairwoman Ellen Weintraub released a statement Thursday making clear that candidates for public office may not receive help from a foreign government, in an apparent warning to President Donald Trump, who said he would consider taking information about an opponent from another country.

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Tweeting her statement, Weintraub wrote, “I would not have thought I needed to say this.”

The head of the agency responsible for campaign finance laws clarified that any campaign that accepts help from a foreign government “risks being on the wrong end of a federal investigation.”

“Let me make something 100% clear to the American public and anyone running for public office,” Weintraub wrote. “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. This is not a novel concept.”

While the President continues to receive exorbitant flak for his comment, news outlets have been keen to remind the nation that former Hillary Clinton campaign staffers admitted to their fondness for such foreign “dirt”, with one such operative even going so far as to say that he would travel to Europe to procure such information.

 

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