Donald Trump Jr slams probe into Trump Org as 'political persecution' in fiery Tucker Carlson appearance

DONALD Trump Jr said that the New York attorney general's investigation into his father's company is "political persecution."

Trump Jr slammed AG Letitia James as having a vendetta against his father during a fiery appearance on Tucker Carlson Tonight on Tuesday.

"I think it's a political persecution," he said of the investigation into the Trump Organization.

"I know that because [AG James] literally campaigned on it – she was going to investigate the crimes," he said. "The problem is, it wasn't as if she was a part of this office.

"She had no idea, but in New York it's OK to try and persecute your political enemies, to try to target them, to try to hurt them. And they've been doing that for over five years."

Trump Jr went on to allege that the investigations into the Trump Organization are just left-leaning officials trying to create a crime.

He also accused New York politicians of ignoring problems within the state to go after the Trump family.

"In New York, crime is going through the roof, taxes are going to go through the roof, property values are going down, murder rates are skyrocketing," he said.

"And yet, rather than using taxpayers dollars to actually go and solve those issues … they're going to continue to spend those taxpayer dollars targeting their enemies – and that's pretty disgusting."

Last month, the New York attorney general's office announced that their probe into the Trump Organization was now criminal in nature.

Trump's response to the news was similar to his son's, slamming the probe as a witch hunt and calling on New York officials to turn their focus elsewhere.

“There is nothing more corrupt than an investigation that is in desperate search of a crime. But make no mistake, that is exactly what is happening here," Trump said in a statement.

“The Attorney General of New York literally campaigned on prosecuting Donald Trump even before she knew anything about me.”

The former president claimed that prosecutors are “consumed” with a “political and partisan witch hunt” at a time of rising crime rates.

Trump is also being investigated by Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr.

Trump slammed that probe as "a continuation of the greatest Witch Hunt in American history" after news broke that a grand jury had convened to determine whether to indict the former president.

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