Fox & Friends downplays Trump's admission that he wouldn't report foreign campaign dirt to the FBI: “What's the FBI going to do?”  

Ainsley Earhardt: The FBI would say  “you're crazy. We'll call you back.”  

From the June 13 edition of Fox News' Fox & Friends:

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BRIAN KILMEADE (CO-HOST): And the one sound bite that came out is the president's view on international intrusions on our election process. What if, hypothetically, another government was to give you information on your would-be opponent?

STEVE DOOCY (CO-HOST): Yeah. What would you do if somebody said, “Hey. I've got some dirt on candidate B.” Would you take it? Would you listen? Would you call the FBI?  

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DOOCY: And there is so much oppo research floating around Washington, D.C. Perhaps that's what the president's talking about. 

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AINSLEY EARHARDT (CO-HOST): So what's interesting, he goes on to say -- he said, “You know what? You should call the FBI if you know something on your opponent.” And he said, “Give me a break, George.” He said, “Life doesn't work that way.” He said, “In all of my experience, in everything that I have ever learned, all the information I have learned over the course of my life, I've never once picked up the phone and called the FBI.” And he says they don't even have enough agents. Could you imagine though if you -- what do you say? “Hi, I'm running for Congress and Norway called and they have some information on my opponent.” What's the FBI going to do? You think they're going to be like, “Oh we're right on it. We're going to investigate that.” Probably not. 

DOOCY: Norway?

EARHARDT: Right. They'd be like, “you're crazy. We'll call you back.”  

Related:

Wash. Post: Trump says he’d consider accepting information from foreign governments on his opponents

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