Trump says he'd 'of course' tell FBI if he gets foreign dirt

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump attend a Polish-American reception with Polish President Andrzej Duda in the East Room of the White House, Wednesday June 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

WASHINGTON (AP) President Donald Trump said Friday that "of course" he would go to the FBI or the attorney general if a foreign power offered him dirt about an opponent.

Trump, in an interview Friday with "Fox & Friends," said he would "of course" look at the information in order to determine whether or not it was "incorrect." But he added that, "of course you give it to the FBI or report it to the attorney general or somebody like that."

Trump made comments earlier in the week to ABC, when he said he would consider accepting information from an outside nation and may not contact law enforcement.

Asked by ABC News what he would do if Russia or another country offered him dirt on his election opponent, Trump said: "I think I'd want to hear it." He added that he'd have no obligation to call the FBI. "There's nothing wrong with listening."

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Trump "doesn't know right from wrong," and added: "Everybody in the country should be totally appalled by what the president said."

Special counsel Robert Mueller painstakingly documented Russian efforts to boost Trump's campaign and undermine that of his Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton.

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