Sen. Bernie Sanders Bernie SandersThe consultant of Top Sanders says the mediated convention is definitely possible. Top Sanders' advisor says the mediated convention is definitely possible.) Said on Thursday that he would call the FBI if he was offered foreign intelligence services to his political opponents.
At the urging of MSNBC host Chris Hayes to inform the FBI about such an offer, the Democratic presidential candidate for 2020 responded: "It's illegal, so I would do it."
Sanders utterances came after President Trump
"I think you might want to listen. There's nothing wrong with listening, "Trump told ABC News. They have information, I think I would take it, if I thought something was wrong, I might contact the FBI. "
In the interview, ABC News pointed out Host George Stephanopoulos points out that Trump's FBI director Christopher Wray has warned in campaigns that such contacts should be reported to the office by foreign agencies.
"The FBI director is wrong," Trump replied  Trump's comments met with broad opposition from Democrats who rejected Trump's proposal, and the Republican legislature has distanced itself from the president's remarks.
The statement also prompted Bundestag election chair Ellen Weintraub to make a statement on Thursday clarifying that it is "illegal for someone to ask, accept, or take away from the value of something foreigner in connection with a US election. "