Dems Worry About Political Blowback From Coming Down Hard On Trump Kids

US President-elect Donald Trump along with his children Eric(L) Ivanka and Donald Jr. arrive for a press conference January 11, 2017 at Trump Tower in New York. Trump held his first news conference in nearly six mont... US President-elect Donald Trump along with his children Eric(L) Ivanka and Donald Jr. arrive for a press conference January 11, 2017 at Trump Tower in New York. Trump held his first news conference in nearly six months Wednesday, amid explosive allegations over his ties to Russia, a little more than a week before his inauguration. / AFP / Timothy A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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March 7, 2019 9:11 a.m.

Democrats worry that targeting President Donald Trump’s children will have political ramifications and hope to shift the brunt of that legal burden to federal prosecutors, according to a Wednesday Politico report.

They worry that targeting his family could earn Trump sympathy from onlookers.

By the same token, Trump’s children — particularly Ivanka, Donald Jr. and Eric — are so intertwined in his businesses and political career that it would be difficult to leave them out of the investigations altogether. Ivanka’s husband Jared Kushner is also clearly a significant person of interest.

The chairpeople of the most important House committees may try to put off calling the Trump children in to testify until absolutely necessary.

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