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The Latest: Trump Org: House probe tainted, feds Stalin-like

February 25, 2019 - 3:27 PM

WASHINGTON - The Latest on Trump Organization attacks on investigations into its business (all times local):

6:30 p.m.

The Trump Organization is firing back at investigations into its business, demanding that a House panel end its probe because of ethical conflicts and accusing federal prosecutors in Manhattan of "Stalinist" tactics.

The Trump Organization says in a letter to the House Judiciary Committee on Monday that a lawyer assisting its investigation, Barry Berke, has tainted the panel's work because he is partner for a law firm that has represented the family company for more than a quarter of a century. It is calling for the committee to cease its probe.

Separately, President Donald Trump's eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., accused federal prosecutors in a "Fox & Friends" interview of resorting to "Stalinist" tactics as they investigate the president's inaugural committee and company.

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12:45 p.m.

President Donald Trump's eldest son is accusing federal authorities of using "Stalinist" tactics as they investigate the president's inaugural committee and family enterprise.

Donald Trump Jr. told "Fox & Friends" in an interview Monday that the investigation is "as political as it gets." He says the "dream" of federal prosecutors in the Southern District of New York is to "try to find something to get Trump," adding: "It's that old Stalinist tactic, you know?"

Joseph Stalin led the former Soviet Union from the mid-1920s until 1953.

But Trump Jr., who is helping run the family business while his father is president, says he's not worried about the investigations "because we know there's nothing there."

Prosecutors are investigating, among other potential crimes, whether foreigners illegally contributed to inaugural events in 2017.

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