Donald Trump has said he would accept damaging information on his opponent during the 2020 election campaign, even if it came from a foreign government.
In an interview with broadcaster ABC News, the president denied this would count as meddling in an election."They have information - I think I'd take it," he said.
Asked if he thought his son should have called the FBI when he received one such email in 2016, he said: "Give me a break, life doesn't work that way."
However, the president later said he would "maybe" contact the FBI if he were offered information and he "thought there was something wrong".