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"Ran for president twice. I ran for governor once I ran for Senate twice. I've never had any attempt made by a foreign government to contact me or a member of staff and had that occurred out of contact with the FBI immediately. Do you understand? This is Mitt Romney who was the Republican nominee for president of the United States, and who's been in politics for a very long time. But I have to tell you that with the president's declared willingness to accept help from a foreign government in the election. He has up ended, frankly, the American political system. And I want you to understand as well that when the chair of the Federal Election Commission says that what the president said is wrong without ever mentioning, by the way, the president's name, it should speak. Legions. The president's comments came less than two weeks after his son-in-law, Jared Kushner said he wasn't sure if he would report, a future offer foreign assistance to the FBI calling into question that it was purely hypothetical. And you heard the president's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani. He's been openly gathering information in recent weeks from Ukrainian officials that he says he hopes would be used in the two thousand twenty race against former vice president Joe Biden, if Biden's the democratic nominee. By the way, you know, that Biden's son. Hunter sat on the board of Ukrainian gas company. So what you'll Ianni says, oh, there's nothing illegal about it. Somebody could say it's improper four one five eight zero eight zero eight ten look, we got a lot of problems in American politics. But the president of the United States comments, drew outrage on Capitol Hill. Some Republicans emphasized that they would notify the FBI of approach by foreign entities offering opposition research, and they also sought to highlight the fact that the Democrats financed the work of the former British intelligence officer, Christopher Steele and the dossier, by the way, I'm going to speak if not tonight if somebody asked me about it extensively on the because the Republicans have done is absolutely shameful. Shameful inaccurate wrong. Disgraceful. Four one five eight zero eight zero eight ten. While the Russian government. Interfered in the election in what Robert Mueller called he's weeping and systematic fashion. The president of the United States still has some reluctance indicate. That's true. I want to know what you think. Trevor Potter a former chairman of the Federal Election Commission who has advised Republican presidential campaigns. So the president should understand that the molar investigation, and the experiences of the past two years would mean the prosecutors will assume he and his campaign. Aides. Now understand the law and would be more likely to assess than any violations of the foreign contributions fan in the future. We're made knowingly. I have to tell you something there, right? Lindsey Graham said he talked to the president about his comments today in the morning and told him he could not take help from foreign governments. I want to repeat that Lindsey Graham told the president, you cannot take help from foreign governments Graham said he advised the president, that he would likely get approached by other groups with information calling it routine. That's what the president called it routine. And this is what Lindsey Graham said, we need to send clear signals here if somebody is trying to provide you information from a foreign government. You don't take it. Four one five eight zero eight zero eight ten. I want to know what you think, and of course, ram and other Republicans are working to pivot Trump's remarks to the dossier commissioned. We are told by Democrats force it really wasn't. It was the free beacon. It was a very conservative group that initially started the dossier underway. So I wanna get your comments on this. I've been in politics, a long time. And I've been an analyst for a long time, and I have never ever ever encountered a situation where the president of the United States is an listen to what I'm saying. Now is slapped"