Lieu trolls Trump with 'warning' to foreign powers on office door

Rep. Ted LieuTed W. LieuMilley confirms soldiers deployed to DC amid unrest were given bayonets Trump campaign touts 4M online viewers for Tulsa rally Trump mocked for low attendance at rally MORE (D-Calif.) is using a new sign posted outside his Capitol Hill office to swipe at President TrumpDonald John TrumpWayfair refutes QAnon-like conspiracy theory that it's trafficking children Stone rails against US justice system in first TV interview since Trump commuted his sentence Federal appeals court rules Trump admin can't withhold federal grants from California sanctuary cities MORE for his recent comments about accepting political dirt on his opponents from a foreign entity.

The California congressman, a frequent critic of Trump, tweeted a photo of the new sign, which reads: "If you are a foreign power and you try something shady, we'll report you to the FBI."


The jab comes in response to Trump's comments earlier this week that he wasn't sure he'd call the FBI if a foreign power offered damaging information on a political opponent. 

"I think maybe you do both," Trump told ABC's George StephanopoulosGeorge Robert StephanopoulosChris Christie: I wouldn't have commuted Roger Stone sentence CDC won't revise school opening guidelines after Trump criticism Pelosi: Nationwide mask mandate 'definitely long overdue' MORE when asked whether he would alert the FBI, or listen if Russia, China or another foreign government reached out to his campaign with intelligence on an opponent.

"I think you might want to listen. There’s nothing wrong with listening," Trump said in the interview. "It’s not an interference. They have information. I think I’d take it. If I thought there was something wrong, I’d go maybe to the FBI."

The question comes after special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerCNN's Toobin warns McCabe is in 'perilous condition' with emboldened Trump CNN anchor rips Trump over Stone while evoking Clinton-Lynch tarmac meeting The Hill's 12:30 Report: New Hampshire fallout MORE's final report, released earlier this year, detailed numerous efforts by Russia to interfere in the 2016 election. As part of his probe, Mueller investigated Donald Trump Jr.Don John TrumpSouth Dakota governor flew with Trump on Air Force One after being exposed to coronavirus: report Gianforte halts in-person campaigning after wife, running mate attend event with Guilfoyle Trump Jr. knocks CNN's Chris Cuomo over interview with father: 'I'm not pretending to be a journalist' MORE's meeting at Trump Tower with a Russian lawyer who had promised damaging information on the president’s Democratic opponent, Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonHillicon Valley: Wells Fargo tells employees to delete TikTok from work phones | Google, Facebook join legal challenge to ICE foreign students rule | House Republican introduces bills to bolster federal cybersecurity Biden lets Trump be Trump 4 Texas GOP congressional primary runoffs to watch MORE.

Among those who have criticized Trump's comment to Stephanopoulos is the chair of the Federal Election Commission, who said Thursday that not reporting such an incident to the FBI is illegal.

"Let me make something 100 percent clear to the American public and anyone running for public office: It is illegal for any person to solicit, accept, or receive anything of value from a foreign national in connection with a U.S. election," Chairwoman Ellen Weintraub said.