From ELB June 2019 Archives: Trump Says He Would Accept Foreign Government In-Kind Contributions of Opposition Research in the 2020 Elections, in Violation of American Law

In light of the Ukraine story, reupping this:

Trump Says He Would Accept Foreign Government In-Kind Contributions of Opposition Research in the 2020 Elections, in Violation of American Law

Posted on June 12, 2019 5:31 pm by Rick Hasen

Watch the clip:

In a few pieces in Slate, I explained [corrected] why an offer of free opposition research from a foreign government is a crime, and there is no good First Amendment defense for doing so. (I also have explained that the Steele Dossier involved the payment at market rates from a foreign individual for services, which is legal.) I’m not going to rehash it all here. Click the links for more.

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