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Trump Sons Claim "We Had Nothing To Do With Russia" - Echo "Witch Hunt" Sentiment

As evidence of links between the Trump campaign and Russia continues to mount, the president’s two adult sons are rising to his defense, the Daily Mail reported.

The allegation that Trump associates conspired with Russians to influence the outcome of the 2016 election “is the greatest hoax of all time,” Eric Trump declared on ABC’s “Good Morning America.” He insisted that “we had no deals in Russia, we had no projects in Russia, we had nothing to do with Russia.” The president’s eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., spoke on the same show. He ridiculed investigations of the Russian scandal by the Justice Department, FBI and several congressional committees. “It’s without a question, it reads and smells like a witch hunt,” he said.

The “first sons” made the joint television appearance to promote a new red-white-and-blue product for the Trump Organization’s hotels. When an interviewer suggested they are profiting from their father’s position, Donald Trump Jr. shot back: “It has nothing to do with politics. We’re trying to make money off a hotel brand we feel there’s an underserved market to. I think more companies could do better by being a little bit more patriotic.” Eric Trump claimed he and his brother “just don’t mix” business with politics. “The president of the United States has zero conflicts of interests,” he said.

When asked whether he planned to watch former FBI Director James Comey’s testimony to the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday, the second-eldest presidential son replied: “Yeah, sure, absolutely.” Comey agreed to tell lawmakers on the panel about the bureau’s investigation, as well as his conversations with Trump before the president fired him. According to Comey, Trump asked him in February to end the FBI probe of former national security adviser Michael Flynn’s Russian connections. The president has admitted he sacked Comey in an attempt to thwart the collusion investigation. U.S. intelligence agencies have accused Russian leader Vladimir Putin of ordering last year’s cyber attacks on Democratic Party officials, and planting damaging “fake news” about Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton on social media.

The president’s sons revealed that the Trump Organization also has been hacked. They said they met with FBI officials in New York City, just one day before Comey’s dismissal, to discuss an attack on their computers. “It was a totally separate topic” from the Trump-Russia inquiry, Eric Trump explained.

Donald Jr., when asked whether he is confident that the White House staff is adequately serving his father, responded: “I am, but the immediate team. But I think there’s plenty in D.C., there’s probably plenty still in the White House, there’s plenty of holdovers that aren’t necessarily working in his best interest.” He said that, “without question,” some insiders are undermining the president.

The sons backed up their father’s claim that the Russian collusion allegations are “fake news.” Trump insists that Democrats, upset about losing the election, fabricated the charges. The president continues to deny having ties to Russia, even though many of his campaign officials had contact with Russia’s ambassador to the United States before and after the election.

Source: Daily Mail
Photo: MailOnline

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