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Trump said it's OK to take campaign dirt from foreign powers. Is it legal?

After three years of scandal over Russia's interference in America's 2016 election, President Donald Trump drew a storm of criticism for saying he would not tell the FBI if a foreign country offered him dirt on an opponent.

Even after Trump backed off Friday and said he would indeed notify law enforcement, his maneuvering still raised questions about what's legal and what's not when it comes to foreign influence in U.S. elections.

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Q. What exactly did Trump say?

A. In an ABC News interview with George Stephanopoulos on Wednesday, Trump was asked whether his son

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