The Hill reports:
Attorney General William Barr changed course and stated that it is not appropriate for a presidential candidate to accept foreign assistance after he initially responded to a question from a Democratic congressman stating it “depends” on the assistance.
Rep. David Cicilline (D-R.I.) asked Barr during a Judiciary Committee hearing Tuesday if it is ever appropriate for a president to solicit or accept foreign assistance in an election.
“It depends what kind of assistance,” Barr responded. “Is it ever appropriate for the president or presidential candidate to accept or solicit foreign assistance of any kind in his or her election?” Cicilline pressed. “No, it’s not appropriate,” Barr responded.
Rep. Cicilline: “Is it ever appropriate for the president to solicit or accept foreign assistance in an election?”
AG Barr: “It depends what kind of assistance.”
When Rep. Cicilline asks again, Barr says: “No, it is not appropriate.” pic.twitter.com/fIC4zg8FB6
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