Obama DOJ Spokesperson Twists Himself in Knots Trying to Explain Why It's Fine For Democrats to Hire Foreigners for Campaigns

Posted: Jun 14, 2019 11:00 AM

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."

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. 

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: 

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