Trump Cracks That Critics Want Him To ‘Call The FBI’ After Meeting The Queen

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After admitting he probably wouldn’t call the FBI if a foreign entity offered him dirt on a political opponent in 2020, President Trump still doesn’t see what the big deal is.

During a particularly frenzied morning on Twitter, President Trump sarcastically questioned whether he needed to starting calling the FBI every time he met with the Queen of England and other world leaders, a requirement for his job as the leader of the free world.

He then unleashed on Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) and Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) and claimed the entire Russia probe was launched as an “insurance policy” in case Hillary Clinton lost to him.

During an interview with ABC News that aired Wednesday afternoon, Trump made some befuddling, blunt remarks about what he would do if he were offered dirt, or “opposition research” about a political opponent from a foreign power.

“It’s not an interference, they have information — I think I’d take it,” he told ABC. “If I thought there was something wrong, I’d go maybe to the FBI — if I thought there was something wrong. But when somebody comes up with oppo research, right, they come up with oppo research, ‘oh let’s call the FBI.’ The FBI doesn’t have enough agents to take care of it. When you go and talk, honestly, to congressman, they all do it, they always have, and that’s the way it is. It’s called oppo research.”

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