by Jacqueline Thomsen · April 14, 2018
President Trump’s longtime personal lawyer Michael Cohen on Saturday responded to a report that special counsel Robert Mueller has evidence that Cohen went to Prague during the 2016 election, slamming it as “bad reporting.”
“Bad reporting, bad information and bad story,” Cohen tweeted, calling out the reporter behind the story by name.
“No matter how many times or ways they write it, I have never been to Prague. I was in LA with my son. Proven!”
Bad reporting, bad information and bad story by same reporter Peter Stone @McClatchyDC. No matter how many times or ways they write it, I have never been to Prague. I was in LA with my son. Proven! https://t.co/ra7nwjUA0X
— Michael Cohen (@MichaelCohen212) April 14, 2018
McClatchy reported Friday that Mueller has evidence that Cohen traveled to Prague in the summer of 2016, a claim first made in the so-called Steele dossier compiled by former British spy Christopher Steele.
The document alleged that Cohen had secretly traveled to Prague during the 2016 campaign and met with a prominent ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin, purportedly Konstantin Kosachev.
It’s not clear whether Mueller has evidence of such a meeting.
Cohen denied that he had been to Prague shortly after the dossier was publicly released early last year:
I have never been to Prague in my life. #fakenews pic.twitter.com/CMil9Rha3D
— Michael Cohen (@MichaelCohen212) January 10, 2017
The McClatchy report Friday came after federal prosecutors confirmed that Cohen has been under criminal investigation for months.
FBI agents raided Cohen’s office and hotel room on Monday, parly on a referral by Mueller.
The Hill · by Jacqueline Thomsen · April 14, 2018