Eric Trump On Deutsche Suit: ‘What The Hell Is The Legislative Purpose’ Of Subpoenas

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April 30, 2019 2:00 p.m.

Eric Trump, who is involved in the Trump family’s lawsuit against Deutsche Bank and Capital One, whined to “Fox and Friends” on Tuesday morning about House Democrats’ subpoenas requesting records associated with his family’s finances.

Eric Trump said the suit isn’t about the banks, but rather an effort to block lawmakers’ subpoenas and cry “presidential harassment.”

Honestly we’re not adversarial to any of the banks. We’re just saying this is presidential harassment,” he said. “That’s all these people do. … What they want to do, they want to harass Trump. They don’t want to do their jobs. They want to harass Trump.”

“By the way, it’s not just my father,” he continued. “It’s, ‘Eric, I want to see all your bank records, I want to know how much money Lara spent for baby formula for Luke. I want to know how many beers Tiffany had on Friday afternoon in Georgetown.’ These are literally things they’re asking for.”

Eric Trump then launched into a diatribe about his father’s past interest in purchasing the Buffalo Bills, which never came to fruition.

“When Congress subpoenas somebody they have to have legislative purpose, right?… What the hell is the legislative purpose of subpoenaing for records associated with possibly buying the Buffalo Bills?” he said.

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