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House Dem: Russians 'own' Trump and his family

Rep. Steve CohenStephen (Steve) Ira CohenDo Democrats really want unity? Rep. Cohen responds to Denver Post editorial on criticism of Boebert Denver Post editorial board defends Boebert against 'blatantly sexist and elitist attacks' MORE (D-Tenn.) on Tuesday said President TrumpDonald TrumpBlinken holds first calls as Biden's secretary of State Senators discussing Trump censure resolution Dobbs: Republicans lost in 2020 because they 'forgot who was the true leader' 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) MuellerWhy a special counsel is guaranteed if Biden chooses Yates, Cuomo or Jones as AG Barr taps attorney investigating Russia probe origins as special counsel CNN's Toobin warns McCabe is in 'perilous condition' with emboldened Trump 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