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Trump Sons Call Russian Investigation A 'Witch Hunt'

| by Sarah Zimmerman

President Donald Trump's sons Eric and Donald Jr. believe that the investigation into their father's ties to Russia is a "witch hunt."

The two sons appeared on ABC's "Good Morning America" to talk about the president's possible collusion with Russia. According to Politico, the Senate and House intelligence committees, as well as special prosecutor Robert Mueller, are looking into whether Trump's 2016 presidential campaign had any ties to the Russian government.

Trump has repeatedly called the investigations a "witch hunt," a term that both his sons seem to agree with. 

"I mean, to me it's without a question, you know, reads and smells like a witch hunt," said Donald Jr. in a prepared interview in which each brother appeared on separate cameras. 

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Both sons say that they haven't talked to their father about the investigation, but that they believe it is a media ploy to slander him.

“It's the greatest hoax of all time. I was there throughout the campaign. We have no dealings in Russia. We have no projects in Russia. We have nothing to do with Russia," he said, according to Politico.

Donald Jr. echoed his brother's sentiments.

"I definitely see a political establishment working to make it difficult for him to succeed," Donald Jr. told ABC.

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Neither son has been contacted by the FBI for any information regarding the investigation. On June 8, fired FBI Director James Comey will deliver testimony on the investigation, which could have major ramifications for the president.

Donald Jr. said that he doesn't personally know Comey and can't guess what the former FBI director might say during his testimony. But, he does believe that, in the end, the investigation is nothing more than a "hoax." 

"It is nothing more than a witch hunt. At the end of the day, I really believe nothing will come out of this in any way."

Both brothers were visited by the FBI on May 8, one day before Comey was fired; however, they say that the meeting focused on an attempted overseas cyberattack on the Trump Organization. There was no discussion about their father's investigation.

"Obviously, as a company in America, we're susceptible like so many others to potential cyberattacks," Donald Jr. explained. "And so that was the extent of what I can actually talk about. But it had nothing to do with the [Russia investigation]."

Although they say that they know their father has no Russian ties, they did say that they plan to tune in to Comey's testimony. 

Sources: Politico, ABC / Photo Credit: ABC Television Group/Flickr

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