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At Trump's Impeachment Trial, Pointed Debate Over Foreign Information In An Election

"I was flabbergasted," said Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., after an attorney for President Trump said there was no problem with a politician accepting information from a foreign contact.

President Trump's legal position welcoming information from foreigners threatens to open Pandora's box in coming elections and nullify one of the key lessons from 2016, critics warned.

"This is setting precedent that is unheard of in our country," said Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich. "It's dangerous, dangerous, dangerous."

She and other members of Congress said they were aghast after Trump attorney Patrick Philbin responded to a question in the president's impeachment trial late Wednesday by saying it would be proper for Trump or another politician to take a tip from a foreigner about a political opponent.

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