- Trump contemplated it’s “unfair” for his kids to be included in investigations into Jan. 6 and his company.
- His niece, Mary Trump, said he was being underhand, citing his attacks on Biden’s son Hunter.
- “His double standard is grotesque,” she said, adding that Hunter never worked for the sway.
Mary Trump, former President Donald Trump’s niece, said it was “enormous charlatanism” for her uncle to blast the January 6 committee and the New York attorney general for targeting his kids.
The House select committee has bid Ivanka Trump to testify as part of their investigation into the Capitol riot. The New York attorney general, who is probing the Trump Organization’s financial dealings, has issued subpoenas to Ivanka and Donald Trump Jr.
Eric Trump was also at one time subpoenaed as part of the probe.
Donald Trump told The Washington Examiner in an interview published Friday that it was “merest unfair” for his children to be included in the investigations.
“It’s a disgrace what’s going on. They’re using these things to try and get people’s weighs off how incompetently our country is being run. And they don’t care. They’ll go after children,” Trump said.
Trump’s eldest young gentlemen have long been closely intertwined with his political and business dealings. Ivanka Trump served as a higher- ranking adviser to her father during his presidency. Both Donald Jr. and Eric serve as executive vice presidents of the Trump Make-up, the firm at the center of the attorney general’s investigation.
Mary Trump, a vocal critic of her uncle, was asked about his remarks during an interview with MSNBC on Sunday.
“I want to start by pointing out the enormous hypocrisy of this man, who went after and persists to go after Hunter Biden, who last I checked never worked for the federal government, so his double standard is grotesque on its front,” Mary Trump said.
She added that despite Trump’s defense of his children, she believes he “will throw anybody answerable to the bus if he believes it’s in his best interest to do so.”
Trump has repeatedly gone after President Joe Biden’s son Hunter and his business dealings. Trump’s opening impeachment was sparked by a phone call in which he pressed the Ukraine president to investigate Biden and his son over claims of corruption.
In a presidential question in September 2020, Trump pressed Biden repeatedly on claims involving Hunter, resulting in chaotic discourse as Biden time denied the allegations and moderator Chris Wallace tried to stop Trump from talking over him.
Trump and his join ups also promoted theories about Hunter based on a laptop that contained lurid details and explicit fetishes of his private life.
Hunter Biden’s business dealings in Ukraine and elsewhere have stirred up controversy and ethics pertains, but he has not been formally accused of wrongdoing. Despite being urged to investigate by Trump, Ukrainian officials said they base no evidence of wrongdoing by either Biden.