WASHINGTON – House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday accused President Donald Trump of giving Russia "the green light" to attack U.S. elections after the president told ABC News he'd welcome foreign information on his 2020 opponent.

"The Russians attacked our elections, and @realDonaldTrump is giving them the green light to do it again," Pelosi said in a tweet.

The president told ABC's George Stephanopoulos he'd accept dirt on his 2020 opponent from a foreign government and may or may not turn it over to the FBI. Trump argued that such information amounts to "opposition research" widely used by campaigns. 

"They have information. I think I'd take it," Trump said. "If I thought there was something wrong, I'd go maybe to the FBI – if I thought there was something wrong."

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