Even in the presidency, which has long burned through all the possible superlatives, Trump's statement was stunning.
This is the president of the United States, the man charged with the defense of the Constitution, American Democracy and the Western World, sitting at the desk in the Oval Office, saying he would receive harmful information from Russia and China over his enemy in 2020.
Leading George Stephanopoulos calls out the warning of FBI Director Christopher Ure, that anyone who receives criminalizes information from a foreign power, you should call the desk. "The FBI director is not right," Trump said. His voice. He denied that intervention in the US elections – as Russia did in 2016 to help him win – is even a problem.
"It's not an interference, they have information, I think I would take it, something is wrong, I could go to the FBI if I think there's something wrong," the president said. Trump had said earlier: "I do not think I've ever called the FBI all my life."
New Calling for Immunity
The immediate political effect of Trump's interview was to spark more democratic calls for president's impeachment – and make life of Nancy Pelosi's chairman harder. "It's been sad. This is a disappointment. This is a crime. This is a criminal act. And we must keep this president responsible for this, "Democratic Republic of Brenda Lawrence, D-Michigan, told CNN Erin Burnet
we have to start this process," says Lawrence, one of the growing minority members of the Democratic house, calling for stronger action against Trump regarding impeachment
It would not be excessive to assert that the remarks of the President themselves can do as part of the case of impeachment if things go far
Candidates for Democratic President in 2020, competed with each other to deal with the issue of impeachment – suggesting the growing strength of the argument, although Russia's investigation is not dominating 2020.
"#MuellerReport makes it clear: a foreign government is attacking ours elections in 2016 to support Trump, Trump welcomes this help, and Trump obstructs the investigation, "Senator Elizabeth Warren, D-Massachusetts, tweeted.
Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont said he was not shocked because he believed Trump did not respect the Constitution.
"I believe that Parliament must begin an investigation into impeachment," Sanders told Anderson Cooper of CNN. – China listens. Russia listens. North Korea listens. Let's tell the truth: this president is a threat to national security. "But the political implications of Trump's statements on Wednesday may be pale in comparison with the issues of intelligence and national security that they will affect."
The President just risked the integrity of the vote by 2020, but also reinforced the already strong impression that he would do everything he needed – everything – to win, since he has the authority of the presidency, it is a disturbing thought
this is the reality, every foreign entity that helps him in 2020 he can expect all sorts of undefended premises in politics or otherwise – one of the reasons why Trump's Putin personal meetings