FEC/INTELLIGENCE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The head of the Federal Election Commission issued a scathing response Thursday [6-13-19] night to President Donald Trump’s willingness to receive foreign dirt on political opponents, saying doing so risks being on the wrong end of a federal investigation.’ ‘Let me make something 100% clear to the American public or anyone running for public office: It is illegal to solicit, accept, or receive anything of value from a foreign national in connection with a U.S. election,’ Ellen Weintraub, a Democrat, tweeted. She prefaced the statement on Twitter by writing, ‘I would not have thought that I needed to say this.’ Trump came under heavy criticism earlier this week when he told ABC News he would be open to any information from a foreign power and wouldn’t necessarily report such an outreach to federal authorities.”

Savannah Behrmann, “FEC chief blasts Trump over willingness to receive foreign dirt on opponents,” CNN Politics, CNN.com, June 14, 2019 8:41 pm