Sen. Blumenthal announces “Duty To Report” act after Trump comments

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President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with governors on “workforce freedom and mobility” in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Thursday, June 13, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal is taking action after President Donald Trump‘s recent comments about welcoming campaign dirt on opponents from a foreign government.

During an exclusive interview with ABC’s George Stephanopolous, the president insisted that doing so was not an act of interference in our election but information.

Related: Trump says he’d ‘want to hear’ foreign dirt on 2020 rivals

“I think I’d take it.  If I thought there was something wrong, I’d go maybe to the FBI. 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,” said Trump. 

Members of both parties have criticized the president’s response. 

Senator Blumenthal called on Congress Friday to pass his “Duty To Report” act.

Under The measure, federal campaigns, candidates and pacs would have to report offers of help from foreign nationals to the federal election commission and the FBI.

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