Media Twitter is on fire Wednesday night after President Trump said in an interview that if he were approached by a foreign figure with dirt on his 2020 opponent, he’d probably take it.
EXCLUSIVE: Pres. Trump tells @GStephanopoulos he wouldn't necessarily alert the FBI if approached by foreign figures with information on his 2020 opponent: "Itâ€™s not an interference. They have information. I think Iâ€™d take it." https://t.co/yWRxMOaFqW pic.twitter.com/qwLw53s5yc
— ABC News (@ABC) June 12, 2019
Trump says heâ€™d consider accepting information on his rivals from foreign governments https://t.co/E13RRKsVw5
— Ben Pershing (@benpershing) June 13, 2019
That led CNN’s Jake Tapper to tweet that he’d love to hear from any member of Congress who’s done the same â€” even one.
Would love to hear from even one Member of Congress who says he takes information on his opponents from foreign countries. https://t.co/hMDNOLxLnS
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) June 13, 2019
You need to call @RepAdamSchiff, Jake.
— Christie (@RepRepublic) June 13, 2019
Yeah, remember the time when Rep. Adam Schiff got all excited when two Russian comedians prank called him and said they had naked blackmail photos of Trump? We do.
Pencil Neck Schiff, come on down!
— Mark Jakubik (@mjakubik) June 13, 2019
— Joseph Braccia (@JosephBraccia) June 13, 2019
@RepAdamSchiff can likely speak to this.
— J.R.S (@_JRS79) June 13, 2019
There is a recording we suggest you listen toâ€”search for Rep Adam Schiff.
— Audra SðŸ‡ºðŸ‡¸ (@audra_shumaker) June 13, 2019
Here's Adam Schiff.
Believing he's getting "kompromat" on Trump.
He was pranked but thought it was real.https://t.co/tu3u7GRy4b
— Keith Appell (@keithcrc) June 13, 2019
Schiff is literally on tape foaming at the mouth taking dirt from Russian about Trump.. only it was a prank. Jake you are not a journalist. You are an Dem Party operative posing as objective. & You know the steel dossier was foreign dirt bought by Hilary. Just stop the nonsense
— Melissa A. (@TheRightMelissa) June 13, 2019
Oh yeah, the Steele dossier. Hillary Clinton was a senator, so does she count?
— Boston Bitcoin (@BostonBTC) June 13, 2019
How about a Presidential Candidate?
This, plus the Steele Dossier.
How is this different than what they accused Trump of?https://t.co/kmAAabVyG7
— BonkPolitics (@BonkPolitics) June 13, 2019
Hillary Clinton paid for it….
— Habitual Linestepper (@FergusFSU) June 13, 2019
Why don't you just interview Hillary?
— Sandy Parker (@RHWOOBsandy) June 13, 2019
Uhm…right. Letâ€™s just see what unfolds from the investigation into the Russian dossier hoax. Then weâ€™ll talk.
— Michele Gowing (@MicheleGowing) June 13, 2019
Good thing the Steele dossier is 100% American.
— Ed Ludeman (@EdLudeman) June 13, 2019
Ask Hillary. I believe Russia and Ukraine are foreign countries. But surprisingly enough all of them will deny it.
— Betoâ€™s Bildo (@yakmoot) June 13, 2019
But wait, there’s moreâ€¦
— paul charnetzki (@charnetzki3) June 13, 2019
— Larry O'Connor (@LarryOConnor) June 13, 2019
Heck, we’ll even throw in a Republican to keep Tapper happy.
There was one in Florida who used hacked materials provided via Russia.
— Steed, We're Needed! (@ironwillwoman) June 13, 2019
@jaketapper – you should ask @RepBrianMast. He supposedly got info that helped him win in 2016. He wonâ€™t answer anyone in #FL18. Maybe heâ€™ll answer you. We deserve answers! #Florida https://t.co/y4qEmhn8Zj
— LoveIsLoveIsLoveIsLoveIsLove (@ImThatFriend) June 13, 2019
So, is Tapper just going to wait by the phone for Schiff and company to call him, or does CNN have some reporters who could look into it?
Daily Mail: Rep. Adam Schiff's staff engaged with Russian pranksters claiming to have dirt on Trump https://t.co/CkrNFnRRjR
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) February 7, 2018