“I have never been to Prague in my life” is not a normal thing for someone to say if they have not only been to Prague but went there as an emissary of Donald Trump to discuss corrupting the U.S. election with some Russians. But hey — former Trump personal lawyer Michael Cohen has never exactly been a “normal” person.
— Michael Cohen (@MichaelCohen212) January 11, 2017
McClatchy’s Peter Stone and Greg Gordon reported Friday that Robert Mueller has obtained evidence that Cohen — contrary to the former Trump lawyer’s protestations to the contrary — had visited Prague in 2016 for some pretty nefarious reasons according to multiple sources familiar with the investigation.
The report says that the reason for Cohen’s trip was to strategize “about Russian meddling in the U.S. election.” This evidence would completely ruin Trump’s repeated “NO COLLUSION” all-caps Twitter rages and would also confirm yet another aspect of the Steele Dossier, which says that Cohen visited Prague at that time to “‘clean up the mess’ created by public disclosures of other Trump associates’ reported ties to Russia.”
Cohen, whose office was recently raided as part of a criminal investigation, maintains that he has never ever ever been to Prague. Pinky swear.
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
The report says that Mueller traced Cohen’s entry to the Czech Republic through Germany, where he would not need a passport because of open border laws between some European nations.
Things are heating up, and we can expect Trump to lash out (see Syria for an example) in an effort to distract from his problems more and more as time goes on.