Republican member of the House Intelligence Committee Chris Stewart said that foreign allies can provide valuable information and it would be “foolish” not to take it.
The comment comes after US President Donald Trump’s interview with ABC, where he stated that he might accept damaging information about his political opponents and would call the FBI only if he felt something was wrong. When asked whether he thinks it is appropriate to accept such information Chris Stewart told CNN that “one of our close allies, the UK, Australia, a number of others and they may have information that’s valuable.” He went on saying, “There might be valuable information that comes from one of our allies. If they look at it and it’s credible, I think we’d be foolish not to take that information.”
Stewart said that President just didn’t put it right. “I wish the president would not have said it the way he did, and I don’t think it was helpful. For one thing, it gives his opponents an opportunity to kind of beat up on him,” he said. He also added that while the president just talked about it, the “Democratic National Committee did it,” referring to the infamous Steele dossier.
“The president talked about doing this. Hillary Clinton and the Democratic National Committee did it.”
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