Unfazed by the allegations of Russian meddling in 2016 elections, President Donald Trump has said he would not mind taking incriminating information from foreign governments pertaining to political rivals for the 2020 presidential election.

Trump called the process “opposition research” and justified collecting such information. It is not interference, “if they have information -- I think I'd take it," Trump said.

Trump said he may listen to it but will not necessarily report the matter to the FBI.

“I think there isn't anything wrong with listening,”  Trump told ABC News in an interview.

“I think I'd want to hear it,” Trump said, dismissing the consequences of involving a foreign country in the campaign process could amount to election interference.

Trump said it was not his habit or practice reporting things to FBI including on matters he would hear from foreign governments.

“I'll tell you what, I've seen a lot of things over my life. I don't think in my whole life I've ever called the FBI.,” the President said.

George Stephanopoulos, the interviewer, pointed out to Trump that the F.B.I director has urged candidates to call the law enforcement agency for any incriminating information. Trump retorted that “the F.B.I. the director is wrong.”

Trump news has a good chunk of the controversy of Russian meddling in his last election. The contents of the Robert Mueller probe on Trump polls known as Mueller report is used by rivals to prick him with warnings of impeachment.

Donald Trump Junior testifies on the Russian connection

Interestingly,  Trump’s remarks came the same day when his son Donald Trump Jr was summoned at Capitol Hill to answer the questions of lawmakers.

The allegation was that during the 2016 campaign, the younger Trump along with Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner and campaign chairman Paul Manafort met a lawyer having links with Kremlin.

The lawyer promised she has “dirt” on Hillary Clinton and would like to share it as a gesture of Russia’s support to Trump.

The special counsel Robert Mueller investigated Trump’s 2016 election and contacts with Russians. Mueller’s finding was that Trump’s contacts with Russians did not amount to a criminal conspiracy.

Biden’s China connection

Trump’s new stand of “listening to foreign governments on rivals’ dirt” may help him to sharpen his campaign against Democrat rival Joe Bidden. The former Vice President of the Obama era has emerged as a serious contender for Trump.

Trump has already accused Biden of being soft on China and that his family has secret financial ties with the Asian rival.

Trump mentioned that a government-owned China bank made some investment in Hunter Biden’s business when senior Biden was the U.S vice president.  Donald Trump President Donald Trump looks on during an event recognizing the Wounded Warrior Project Soldier Ride in the East Room of the White House, Washington, D.C., April 18, 2019. Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

“They ate us alive and then Biden has some kind of relationship financially or his son with China?” Trump asked. “Tell me about that!

Beau Biden, Joe Biden’s elder son had died when he was in power. The former was an attorney.

Biden is noted for his distinct China policy and is a contrast to Trump’s chest-thumping trade war style.

Trump also called Biden a “dummy” for being dovish on China’s “economic subterfuge against the United States.”

Meanwhile, Trump hit out at the media for publishing polling results that showed the president in a weaker spot for the 2020 re-election bid.

One of the surveys had said six Democratic presidential candidates are in a position to beat Trump in a head-to-head contest.

Flaying the media, Trump said, “fake polling” is the new antic in addition to fake news. Trump also denied reports that his own campaign team had found him trailing in 17 states.