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Fox’s Judge Jeanine: If the devil had dirt on an opponent I’d be ‘on the first trolley to Hell’

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Fox News host Jeanine Pirro said on Sunday made an interesting admission with regards to her morals around electoral help from hostile foreign powers or other unsavory sources.

The Hill reported that Pirro said she would ride “the first trolley to Hell” if the devil had incriminating information on a political rival.

Pirro was defending the actions of President Donald Trump’s eldest son Donald Jr. who met with a Kremlin-aligned Russian Lawyer and a Russian-born lobbyist along with the top brass of the Donald Trump 2016 campaign staff.

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“This hysteria has nothing to do with Russia and everything to do with Donald Trump,” Pirro said, “their hatred, their intolerance, their venom for him. And if it doesn’t stop, then the Democrats alone will be responsible for the demise of a workable and effective government for the people.”

She went on, ““As someone who’s run for office five times, if the Devil called me and said he wanted to set up a meeting to give me opposition research on my opponent, I’d be on the first trolley to Hell to get it.”

She added, “And any politician who tells you otherwise is a bald-faced liar.”

“There is no law that says a campaign cannot accept information from a foreign government,” she insisted.

However, The Federal Election Campaign Act stipulates, “Federal law prohibits a foreign national from directly or indirectly making a “contribution or donation of money or other thing of value, or to make an express or implied promise to make a contribution or donation, in connection with a Federal, State, or local election[.]” 52 U.S.C. § 30121(a)(1)(A), and prohibits a person from soliciting, accepting or receiving such a contribution or donation from a foreign national, id. a § 30121(a)(2).”

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The term “thing of value” is the key element of the statute here, which courts have ruled can include information about a political opponent, meaning that if anyone on or related to the Trump campaign received opposition research information from a foreign national, they have placed themselves in legal jeopardy.

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Trump’s path to re-election ‘smashed to splinters’ as his only achievement is swallowed up by the pandemic: report

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"The fundamental pillars of Donald Trump’s presidency — a hot economy, strong job growth and a rocking stock market — are all being smashed to splinters by the ravaging coronavirus, which has shuttered much of the nation and now officially ended a streak of 113 months of job gains dating back to the end of the Great Recession a decade ago," he wrote before noting the explosion of unemployment claims -- over ten million so far -- that has the country reeling.

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