Grassley “a little astonished” at outrage over Trump’s comments on foreign interference in elections

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WASHINGTON, D.C. –  The spotlight is back on foreign interference in America’s elections.

In an exclusive interview with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos, President Trump said he would accept information on his opponents provided by representatives of other countries.

“I think you might want to listen. There’s nothing wrong with listening. If somebody called from a country, Norway, “We have information on your opponent.” Oh, I think I’d want to hear,” Trump said.

Some in Congress have called out the president for his remarks, while others aren’t as quick to judge the president’s comments so harshly.

“I’m a little astonished at the outrage that I’ve heard here,” said Sen. Chuck Grassley. “Hillary Clinton, the DNC paid a foreign spy to gather information from Russia. I didn’t hear any outrage. Now lately, the news come out that at people working for a Democratic candidate trying to get information from the Ukraine, which is a foreign country. I think the bottom line of it is that whether you’re a Republican campaign or Democratic campaign, you’ve got to be very protective of making sure that you don’t do anything that enhances a goal of a foreign national or a foreign country.”

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