Former Obama Justice Department Spokesperson Matt Miller did his best yesterday to justify the DNC and Clinton campaign's hiring of foreign spy Christopher Steele during the 2016 presidential election.
During an interview on MSNBC, Miller said it was perfectly legal to hire a foreigner for information, but illegal to receive free information or "help" from a foreigner.
"It is legal under United States law for a campaign to hire a foreign individual, to hire someone, to pay them to go out and conduct research or do other things for you. Campaigns do that from time to time. That's what the DNC did," Miller said. "It is illegal to accept help from a foreigner."
Mind-numbing spin right here— Elizabeth Harrington (@LizRNC) June 13, 2019
Matt Miller says it is perfectly OK for Hillary and DNC to accept disinformation on their opponent from a foreign national as long as they *hired* them and paid for it
"Campaigns do that from time to time, that's what the DNC did" pic.twitter.com/xUzB5t2SNm
Miller's comments came after President Trump said he would listen to information presented to him by a foreign individual about a campaign opponent before potentially calling the FBI.
EXCLUSIVE: Pres. Trump tells @GStephanopoulos he wouldn't necessarily alert the FBI if approached by foreign figures with information on his 2020 opponent: "It’s not an interference. They have information. I think I’d take it." https://t.co/yWRxMOaFqW pic.twitter.com/qwLw53s5yc— ABC News (@ABC) June 12, 2019
Apparently accepting foreign help during a campaign, paid or unpaid, is ethical only if you're a Democrat. If you're President Trump, it's an impeachable offense.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy summed it up nicely:
“Where is the outrage there? Where is this country to make sure this never gets repeated again?”— Official Trump War Room (@TrumpWarRoom) June 13, 2019
Democrats used FALSE INFORMATION from FOREIGN SOURCES to drum up the Russia investigation. Where is the outrage from the media? pic.twitter.com/oH1AXhfb9L