A visibly emotional Eric Trump made a hilariously accurate Freudian slip while discussing a recent filing by Justice Department special counsel John Durham alleging that Hillary Clinton's campaign had paid a tech company to hack into Trump Tower servers to look for links between then-candidate Donald Trump, and Russia.
Speaking to Fox News personality Sean Hannity, Eric Trump expressed considerable frustration regarding the filing's revelation that Michael Sussmann, a lawyer for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, met with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and shared documents relating to the Trump Organization and its communications with the Russian Alfa-Bank.
You can hear what he said in the video below.
Eric Trump, without citing any evidence, suggested that federal prosecutors were not taking the allegations as seriously as they've taken investigations into the Trump family's financial misdeeds:
“Sean, where are the prosecutors right now? The same prosecutors that go after my father every single day for nothing, right? Just because he’s clearly the frontrunner for 2024."
"Hillary Rodham Clinton is a New York resident, let me just break that down that for you. She lives in Chappaqua, New York and guess where Trump Towers is located? It’s located on 5th Avenue, in New York.”
He went on to criticize New York Attorney General Letitia James, whose investigation he has repeatedly impugned, claiming that her office has been "ignoring" allegations of "fraud" and "all sorts of offenses" because of political partisanship:
“Is she just going to ignore this because Hillary happens to be in her political party. Where is the equal justice?”
"Three years of my father’s invest— uh administration was spent dealing with this."
It was Eric Trump's slip–"investigation" or "investment" as opposed to "administration"–that garnered the most attention and he became the subject of significant mockery as many criticized the Trump family's preoccupation with Hillary Clinton.
Eric Trump's remarks came after his father responded to the news with a statement saying that the filing “provides indisputable evidence” that the Clinton campaign and its operatives spied on him “in an effort to develop a completely fabricated connection to Russia.”
Last year, former President Trump attacked the Pulitzer Prize Board over its 2018 National Reporting awards. The board awarded Pulitzers to The New York Times and The Washington Post for their coverage of Russian interference in the 2016 general election and its connection to Trump, his campaign, and associates.
Trump, three years after the fact, insisted that the stories were based on "false reporting" and a "complete lack of evidence."
Notably, Trump attempted to discredit this news coverage by pointing to the indictment of Michael Sussmann, claiming that Sussman had misdirected Special Counsel John Durham about what he and others believed were suspicious communications between computer servers at the Russian Alfa-Bank and the Trump Organization.
The connections between Alfa-Bank and the Trump Organization, which were originally reported by Slate in 2016, have not been proven, though investigations continue.