“With respect to opposition research, the Federal Election Commission decided in other cases that that is a thing of value. That comes from a statute that prohibits receipt money or a thing of value from a foreign national. Whether the person is working for a foreign government or not. He would be committing a felony. This is not an area of the freedom of speech. This is not the president saying, ‘Well, I speak to foreign leaders all the time.’ The president of the United States of America is prepared to commit a felony to get re-elected. That was my reaction and it was not a happy one. I wish he didn’t say it.” – Fox News legal analyst Andrew Napolitano, on Shep Smith’s show this afternoon.
SHEP SMITH: "So what the president said he would do, to George Stephanopolous, if he did it, would be felonious?"
ANDREW NAPOLITANO: "Correct, meaning he would be committing a felony and the person giving it to him … would be committing a felony as well."
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) June 13, 2019