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In Italy, where she was once imprisoned in a sensational, international case, ABC's, Jillian MacFarlane reports. No. Unemotional Amanda, Knox back in the spotlight. And speaking in the talian in a discussion on the media's impact on trials her mother sitting in the very front row. Nokes returning to Italy Thusday for the first time since finally being acquitted in twenty fifteen joined by her mother and half feel say Christopher Robinson. A scrum of reporters and photographers greeting, HUD. She began her controversial. Visit the thirty one year old describing what she went through and the sensational coverage of the case, including infamous media nickname, generally theon. Foxy knock scene, but knock saying, whilst full, narratives, I'm through the media can undermine Justice. The media can also have the power to find the truth calling journalists the first line of defense against the thirties. Police arrested knocks in two thousand seven accusing the exchange student from Seattle and then boyfriend, killing Knox's roommate British student Meredith Katcha in a so-called sex game gone wrong to pellet court trials unto Italian supreme court decisions later. Knox was eventually found not guilty in two thousand fifteen after she'd spent nearly four years in prison. The European Court of human rights ordering its lead to pay about twenty thousand dollars. The note providing her access to annoy and translator during police questioning. In the wake of President Trump's comments to ABC news, that he would be open to foreign offers a political dirt on his twenty twenty rivals before. Maybe contact in the FBI Democrats on Capitol Hill used the controversial remarks to renew their push for legislation targeting foreign assistance in American campaigns. A push that's already run up against some Republican opposition is foreign interference criminal or apple research, ABC's Devon Dwyer, spoke to an expert spring, independent election watchdog in a lawyer Sheila krumholz is executive director of the center for responsive politics. She tracks this stuff, along with money and politics. She will thank you so much for joining us wanted. You sort of just simply lay out for everybody. Where is the line here? What does the law say about what is or is not permissible when it comes to having these sorts of conversations? In fact, the line is very clear, very bright. And very read is not permissible for, according to federal election law for any foreign, national or government, provide anything of value to any for any US election at any level, federal, state, or local. So this is really quite clear, and I think that is why we saw President Trump try to walk it back this morning. And it does seem she loved that the president is sort of zeroing in what is perhaps a gray area this, what if unsolicited information comes to you does the law say anything about whether or not, you could hear out a foreign government, a foreign leader for foreign interest, when presenting something related to American politics. You know, I think there is a potential for gray area. If it is not as it was in two thousand sixteen a foreign government saying, we have something of interest on your opponent, but rather conversation about diplomatic relations, and, oh, by the way, off, hand comment comes up. But in the case of the two thousand sixteen election, I think that example is quite clear, which is why Robert Muller spend so much time on his report on that event in real quickly. I know that a lot of media outlets and, and other members of congress rely on the work that you're doing as an independent organization, nonpartisan organization, the center for responsive politics to police, a lot of this stuff. But is there is there a governmental agency that would enforce these sorts of behaviors I is it the courts who actually would say, you know, call call a campaign, call a candidate out for this behavior. There. There is no exception for this behavior. If they campaign knowingly invites accepts receives information on an opponent from a foreign government or foreign national, the supreme court has consistently upheld, this and people have gone to jail, both foreigners, and who gave information and Americans who facilitated that passage of information, and the department of Justice is would that would be a criminal violation pursued by the department of Justice in that case Sheila krumholz, executive director of the center for reponse of politics. Thanks so much for coming on and breaking it down for us. Your money at twenty and fifty past the hour on KOMO news now it's time, but throw Pell insurance money update. Stocks ended a shopping week of trading with modest losses Fridays investors.

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