Eric Trump threatened to sue a website after it suggested he spoke to Jan. 6 organizers on burner phones
Eric Trump, son of former President Donald Trump.Andrew Harnik / AP
Rolling Stone reported that rally organizers used burner phones to speak to Eric Trump and others.
The Palmer report was linked to the Rolling Stone article but tweeted that Trump allegedly used burner phones.
Threatening to sue the outlet for defamation, Trump said, "I'm an incredibly honest, clean guy."
Eric Trump threatened to sue a website for defamation after it pointed out that he was in the lead up to Jan.
Trump, the second son of former President Donald Trump, threatened The Palmer Report with legal action after alleging, according to a Rolling Stone article, he described the events that led to the January 6 uprising.
In its tweet, the Palmer Report said that Eric and Lara Trump "allegedly used burner phones to talk to the organizers of Sept.
While the Rolling Stone article described the use of burner phones - disposable devices used to avoid tracing communications - it said they were used by others to contact people like Eric and Lara Trump.
It was not alleged that these two people handle burner phones themselves.
Citing the tweet from The Palmer Report, Eric Trump wrote, “Well, here is a point of sale I can sue for defamation. That will be fun."
"I'm an incredibly honest, clean guy - unlike Hunter, no drugs, healthy lifestyle, not the 'burner phone guy," "Trump tweeted, referring to President Joe Biden's son Hunter and his previous struggles with addiction. Trump also appeared to be referring to an article in the New York Post about Biden describing buying a burner phone.
The Palmer Report is a left-wing edition that has often been described as unreliable.
Rolling Stone reported Wednesday that several of the people who organized the January 6th pro-Trump "Stop the Steal" rally near the White House were using burner phones to talk to senior members of Donald Trump's team beforehand communicate.
The outlet reported, citing three unnamed sources, that Kylie Kremer, an officer with the March for Trump group who helped organize the rally, instructed a helper to collect three burner phones before the rally and used one of the phones, to speak to Eric Trump, Lara Trump, and Former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows.
Donald Trump officials did not immediately respond to Insider's request for comment.
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