According to an explosive report from McClatchy, Special Counsel Robert Mueller is in the possession of evidence that corroborates part of the dossier compiled by former British spy Christopher Steele — by way of President Trump’s personal lawyer Michael Cohen.
Despite claiming he had never been there, Cohen secretly traveled to Prague during the 2016 campaign. Although it’s not clear why he went, Cohen’s trip was mentioned in the dossier.
In a tweet from January 2017, Cohen posted a picture of his passport and wrote, “I have never been to Prague in my life.”
— Michael Cohen (@MichaelCohen212) January 11, 2017
It turns out that was a lie.
According to the McClatchy report, Cohen entered Prague by way of Germany in either August or early September 2016 — a trip that did not require a stamp on his passport. The dossier claims that Cohen met with a powerful ally of Russian president Vladimir Putin while he was there. Whether or not Mueller has evidence of such a meeting isn’t clear at this time.
As The Hill points out, the dossier also claims that Cohen was deeply involved in a “cover up and damage limitation operation in the attempt to prevent the full details of Trump’s relationship with Russia being exposed.”
The revelation comes on the same day that The Hill reported that prosecutors confirmed for the first time that Cohen has been under criminal investigation for months.
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