No, it is in no way, shape or form “illegal” to speak with people from other countries to dig up dirt on your political opponents; if it was there’d be a great many Democrats in prison right now. The lawyer was not a “hostile foreign power”, she was a Russian national. This was well before the Russia hysteria started and there was no reason to expect any red flags to be raised by information coming from someone who happens to be Russian in the heat of a political campaign.

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