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'We like having our name on our buildings': Eric Trump blasts 'maddening' stories of Trump-Russia business ties

March 19,2017 19:09

President Donald Trump's son, Eric, vehemently dismissed claims that his father had business ties to Russian government officials in an interview Sunday. In an interview with Fox Business host Maria Bartiromo, the president's son dubbed stories ...



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President Donald Trump's son, Eric, vehemently dismissed
claims that his father had business ties to Russian government
officials in an interview Sunday.

In an interview with Fox Business host Maria Bartiromo, the
president's son dubbed stories outlining ties
between Russia and the Trump Organization "ridiculous,"
saying the claims were "a little bit maddening."

"It actually infuriates me," said Eric Trump, who stepped into
the role of executive vice president of the Trump Organization
earlier this year.

"We have no projects in Russia," he added. "If we had projects in
Russia, you'd have our name on those projects. We're not exactly
bashful about hiding our name. We like having our name on our
buildings, including Trump Tower."

Eric Trump also blasted Democrats who have suggested
potential business ties between Trump companies and Russia.
Apparently referring to Russian hacks of the Democratic National
Committee and Hillary Clinton campaign chair John Podesta's
email, Eric said party leaders should take greater
precautions with cybersecurity to avoid hacks. 

"Their party lost an election and they needed to try and put
someone else down. And there's zero truth behind it," he said.
"I'd like to see that party take an inward look at themselves.
Maybe the leaders of that party shouldn't be making the password
to their computers 'password,' maybe start there. It's
maddening."

Eric Trump's comments came as congressional and
intelligence-community inquiries continue into Russia's
meddling in the 2016 election.

Trump's business ties to Russia have faced heightened scrutiny

amid revelations of top Trump campaign figures' cozy
relationships with Russian officials, which some have been
reluctant to disclose.

Despite
numerous attempts to build hotels in Russia, the Trumps
indeed do not own any real-estate properties in the country. The
majority of Trump's known ties include
work with Russian financiers and developers on
various projects in the US, as well as some of his top
campaign aides'
consultations with Kremlin allies.

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