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Trump Sons Agree: Russia Probe a 'Witch Hunt'

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By    |   Tuesday, 06 June 2017 09:00 AM

President Donald Trump's sons say they agreed with their father that the probe into possible collusion between Russia and Trump's 2016 campaign is a "witch hunt," but they still plan to watch as fired FBI Director James Comey takes the stand Thursday.

"It's the greatest hoax of all time," Eric Trump told ABC News Chief National Correspondent Tom Llamas in an interview recorded Monday and airing on "Good Morning America" Tuesday. 

"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."

The investigations, the sons insisted, are coming from fake stories and leaks from "holdovers" who want to bring down their father's presidency.

"I definitely see a political establishment working to make it difficult for him to succeed," Donald Trump Jr. told Llamas. "But I don't know enough about the details of Comey and what he's going to do there."

Even the appointment of former FBI Director Robert Mueller as a special counsel for the investigation does not add weight to the probe, Eric Trump said, while repeating his father's claim about it.

"But it is nothing more than a witch hunt," he said, while admitting Mueller had to be added to the case to help it "optically."

According to a recent ABC result, the FBI visited the sons on May 8, the day before Comey was fired, to discuss a cyberattack attempt on the Trump organization, but both sons said there was no mention of the Russia investigation, and that they did not tell their father about the interview.

The sons also defended their father's Twitter attack against London Mayor Sadiq Khan, arguing that London was not doing enough to root out terrorism.

"Every time he puts something out there, he gets criticized by the media all day every day and guess what, two weeks later he's proven to be right. It happened again," said Donald Trump Jr.

"We keep saying, 'Okay, it's gonna be great. We're gonna hold fast and we're gonna keep calm and carry on.' Maybe we have to keep calm and actually do something."

Eric Trump said he also agreed with his father that Khan and others in England "should be alarmed," echoing his father's tweet after Khan had said not to be alarmed over seeing additional police in the streets of London.

"This has become the new norm," he told Llamas. "It's not right, and we, as a society, especially as Americans, better do something about it."

Donald Trump Jr. further argued that Khan has engaged the president in arguments over his proposed travel ban on people coming into the United States from six Muslim-majority countries, and said he should "do something" rather than attack his father.

"Maybe he should do something to fix the problem rather than just sit there and pretend there isn't one," he said.

He further commented that he has not ruled out a run for office on his own, mentioning a possible run for governor.

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