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Trump Sons Criticize Comey During Testimony

| by Sheena Vasani

President Donald Trump's adult sons criticized former FBI Director James Comey during his testimony at the Senate on June 8.

Initially it was only Donald Trump Jr. lashing out against Comey on Twitter before his brother, Eric, joined a few hours later, reports the Daily Mail.

Donald Trump Jr. re-tweeted his father's words, "The real story turns out to be SURVEILLANCE and LEAKING! Find the leakers."

"Once again he's right way before anyone else sees it... and they found another leaker today," Donald Trump Jr. added.

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"Knowing my father for 39 years when he 'orders or tells' you to do something there is no ambiguity, you will know exactly what he means," read one of Donald Trump Jr.'s own comments during the hearing.

"Hoping and telling are two very different things, you would think that a guy like Comey would know that. #givemeabreak," he continued. "So if he was a 'Stronger guy' he might have actually followed procedure & the law? You were the director of the FBI, who are you kidding?"

"Washington DC at its finest," he later added. "This is what America rallied against, but the DC elite don't get it or know any other way."

Donald Trump Jr. also repeatedly shared other viewpoints defending his father, including tweets from Harvard Law School professor Alan Dershowitz.

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"Powerful oral statement by Comey criticizing President Trump," reads one of Dershowitz' tweets Donald Trump Jr. shared. "Doesn't claim he committed any crime. Again important distinction."

Donald Trump Jr. later added his own commentary, saying, "Interesting! When [Alan Dershowitz] (not exactly the alt right) is continually backing up [Donald Trump] you know its over."

Meanwhile, Eric was busy defending his charity against allegations he gave donations to the Trump Organization.

"Respectfully, I have raised $16.3 Million for dying children with an expense ratio of less than 12.3%," he tweeted. "Let's not politicize pediatric cancer."

"Unfortunately, the only people who lose are sick kids receiving millions a year," he added. "In 2016 that was $3,600,310.00 to be exact."

He then joined his brother a few hours later in defending his father.

Eric re-tweeted a comment made by Republican chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel reading, "Can we go back to the fact that Comey leaked memos and shared them with the media before Congress for political impact? #ComeyHearing."

Surprisingly, while Eric and Donald Trump Jr. tweeted during the hearings, their father remained silent.

Reports indicate the president watched the hearing from the White House dining room before heading out deliver a speech to the Faith and Freedom Coalition, missing the end of the testimony.

Sources: Daily Mail, Donald Trump Jr./Twitter (2, 3, 4, 5, 6), Eric Trump/Twitter / Photo credit: Max Goldberg/Wikimedia Commons

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