McConnell dismisses outrage over Trump’s comments about accepting foreign dirt on opponents

Washington (CNN)Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Thursday night shrugged off outrage over President Donald Trump’s willingness to receive foreign dirt on political opponents, chalking it up to partisan bitterness over the 2016 election. “He gets picked at every day about every different aspect of it,” McConnell replied, “but the fundamental point is they are trying to keep the 2016 election alive.” Trump told ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos in an interview published Wednesday that if a foreign power were to offer dirt on an opponent in 2020, he could likely accept it and not report it to the FBI. “You don’t call the FBI. You throw somebody out of your office, you do whatever you do,” he said. “Oh, give …

McConnell dismisses outrage over Trump’s comments about accepting foreign dirt on opponents

Washington (CNN)Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Thursday night shrugged off outrage over President Donald Trump’s willingness to receive foreign dirt on political opponents, chalking it up to partisan bitterness over the 2016 election. “He gets picked at every day about every different aspect of it,” McConnell replied, “but the fundamental point is they are trying to keep the 2016 election alive.” Trump told ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos in an interview published Wednesday that if a foreign power were to offer dirt on an opponent in 2020, he could likely accept it and not report it to the FBI. “You don’t call the FBI. You throw somebody out of your office, you do whatever you do,” he said. “Oh, give …