House Dem: Russians 'own' Trump and his family

Rep. Steve CohenStephen (Steve) Ira CohenProgressives win again: No infrastructure vote Thursday Liberals defy Pelosi, say they'll block infrastructure bill Can the US Navy fight and win a war? MORE (D-Tenn.) on Tuesday said President TrumpDonald TrumpHillicon Valley — State Dept. employees targets of spyware Ohio Republican Party meeting ends abruptly over anti-DeWine protesters Jan. 6 panel faces new test as first witness pleads the Fifth MORE has compromising business ties with Russia, to the point that the country "owns him and his family."

“I think he is definitely compromised," Cohen said on Hill.TV's "Rising" after being asked by co-host Krystal Ball if he thinks Trump is an enemy of the state. "I think he has certain financial interests, probably through Deutsche Bank, and the Russians own him and his family.”

“I also think they have compromising material on him when he was in Moscow during the Miss Universe contest,” Cohen added.

He went on to say that even if there isn’t evidence yet, Trump’s questionable business actions already make it clear.

“If it walks like a duck, if it quacks like a duck, it’s a duck. And you don’t have to be a genius to see it,” Cohen told Hill.TV. “He is Donald Duck.”

On Monday, Russian President Vladimir Putin denied that he has compromising information on Trump, calling the suggestion “nonsense.”

Special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerAn unquestioning press promotes Rep. Adam Schiff's book based on Russia fiction Senate Democrats urge Garland not to fight court order to release Trump obstruction memo Why a special counsel is guaranteed if Biden chooses Yates, Cuomo or Jones as AG MORE and his team subpoenaed the Trump Organization earlier this year for any business-related documents related to Russia, according to The New York Times.

— Tess Bonn