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|New York Daily News||-|
President Trump's adult sons denied that their visit from the FBI about an attempted cyberattack had any effect on James Comey's firing the next day.
FBI agents met with Eric and Donald Trump Jr. May 8 to discuss a botched hack on the Trump Organization, which the two sons run while President Trump still retains control of it.
One day later, Trump unexpectedly fired Comey as FBI director, setting off a month of chaos that will culminate in Comey’s Senate testimony later this week.
It remains unclear what exactly the Trump sons discussed May 8 and whether Comey played any part in that conversation.
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But the sons insisted this had no impact on the axing that came the next day.
“Obviously, as a company in America, we're susceptible like so many others to potential cyberattacks,” Donald Jr. told ABC’s “Good Morning America" on Tuesday.
“So that was the extent of what I can actually talk about.”
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In their Thursday interview, both sons dismissed the sprawling probe as a “witch hunt,” parroting the same term Trump has used.
“It's the greatest hoax of all time,” Eric said.
Donald Jr. said the investigation was “a political establishment working to make it difficult for (President Trump) to succeed.”
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Both of the sons hinted years ago — long before Trump’s political career — that the family business funnels in money from Russia.
Donald Jr. said in a 2008 real estate conference that Russians “make up a pretty disproportionate cross-section of a lot of our assets.”
“We see a lot of money pouring in from Russia,” he said.
Golf writer James Dodson said this year that Eric allegedly told him in 2014 that Russians funded the family’s new golf courses. Eric denied that story.
Comey is set to testify after weeks of revelations about his stunning ouster.
Memos from Comey revealed that Trump had asked him about ending the investigation into Michael Flynn, the former national security adviser with suspected Russian ties. Trump also asked Comey if he personally was under investigation, and questioned the loyalty of the FBI leader.