President Donald Trump said Monday that he won’t use any information on his 2020 opponent mined by a foreign entity, adding that he “doesn’t need it.”
“All I need is the opponents I’m looking at,” he said with a smirk. “I’m liking what I see.”
Trump was speaking in the Oval Office during a visit by Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban.
Trump says he won’t use opposition research from foreign entities in 2020 pic.twitter.com/kHXEiyb7KS
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Special counsel Robert Mueller cleared Trump of colluding with Russia in 2016, though he did not come to a conclusion on obstruction in part because of his belief that a sitting president cannot be indicted.