US President Donald Trump's son denies alleged statements on Russian funding for golf courses

Washington: US President Donald Trump's son denied that he told a sportswriter that the family's real estate business got money from Russia to fund golf courses.

US President Donald Trump. Reuters

US President Donald Trump. Reuters

In an early morning tweet, Eric Trump said the account from writer James Dodson was "completely fabricated."

His assertion came hours before a new round of testimony on Capitol Hill related to investigations into possible ties between Trump's presidential campaign and Russia's election meddling.

According to Dodson, Eric Trump told him in 2014 that the family was receiving "all the funding we need out of Russia" and wasn't relying on American banks for money to build golf

Dodson, who recounted the alleged exchange Friday in an interview with Boston radio station WBUR, said Eric Trump also said Russians are "really invested in our programs" and "we just go there all the time."

The comments echo earlier remarks from Trump's oldest son, Donald Trump, Jr, who told a real estate conference in 2008 that the family business "sees a lot of money pouring in from Russia."

Still, the president has long denied having financial ties to Russia. But some Democratic lawmakers say that unless Trump releases his tax returns, which he's so far refused to do, questions about possible business links to Russia will persist.

The president turned over control of the Trump Organization to his sons shortly after taking office.

Updated Date: May 08, 2017 21:14 PM

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