Top Intel Democrat uses Eric Trump's words to accuse family of buying Turnberry golf course with Russian cash
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The Democrat serving as the ranking member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence linked President Donald Trump's weekend golf vacation at his troubled Trump Turnberry resort with the commander-in-chief's refusal to cancel Monday's Helsinki summit with Russian Federation President Vladimir Putin.


Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) is a former federal prosecutor who gained prominence prosecuting former FBI Agent Richard Miller of passing secret documents to the Soviet Union in exchange for gold and cash.

Schiff is now once again following the money, and zeroing in on comments by Eric Trump, the president's middle son who is helping manage the Trump organization.

Adding to a public discussion about the Scottish golf course's troubled finances, Rep. Schiff connected the dots

"Before meeting Putin, the President will play golf at his course in Scotland, which he paid for with millions in cash. Where did the cash come from?" Rep. Schiff asked.

"His son, Eric, has said they get all the money they need from Russia," Schiff noted.

During a radio interview with golf writer James Dodson, Eric Trump reportedly bragged about Russian financing of Trump's golf course acquisitions.

"Is that why [President Trump] won’t confront Putin? We need to know," Schiff concluded.

Watch the MSNBC report by Richard Engel that prompted Rep. Schiff to wonder foreign investments which may have compromised the president.