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

Rep. Ted LieuTed W. LieuCities are the future: We need to coordinate their international diplomacy George Conway opposes #unfollowTrump movement Puerto Rico resignations spur constitutional crisis MORE (D-Calif.) is using a new sign posted outside his Capitol Hill office to swipe at President TrumpDonald John TrumpWarren unveils Native American policy plan Live-action 'Mulan' star spurs calls for boycott with support of Hong Kong police Don't let other countries unfairly tax America's most innovative companies 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 StephanopoulosTrump allies defend attacks on Cummings amid Democratic denunciations De Blasio: Democratic debates should address 'why did we lose and what do we do differently' Nadler: Resolution condemning Trump's Cummings tweets 'wouldn't be a bad idea' 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) Swan MuellerTrump calls for probe of Obama book deal Democrats express private disappointment with Mueller testimony Kellyanne Conway: 'I'd like to know' if Mueller read his own report 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.Donald (Don) John TrumpHouse chairman warns foreign governments to 'cease and desist' spending money at Trump properties Chris Cuomo: 'I should be better than the guys baiting me' Trump Jr. dismisses conflicts of interest, touts projects in Indonesia 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 ClintonThe Hill's Morning Report — Trump and the new Israel-'squad' controversy Colorado candidates vying to take on Gardner warn Hickenlooper they won't back down Trump seeks to project confidence on economy at New Hampshire rally 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.