President Trump Donald John TrumpEx-Obama's National Security Officer: Trump Confuses "Troops Visit with an Election Rally" Watergate Prosecutor Compares Trump "Poor Me" – Tweet the end of the presidency of Nixon Trump showing no signs of a setback boundary wall, closure During Iraq Visit MORE 's former private attorney Michael Cohen denied on Thursday a report adding the unconfirmed allegation that Cohen had made a trip to Prague in the summer of 201
Cohen, who has collaborated with a special lawyer Robert Mueller Robert Swan MuellerSasse: The US should cheer Mueller's election as leader for the investigation of Russia [MORE] because of Russian interference since this summer , tweeted that he had never been there The Czech capital added: "Mueller knows everything."
Cohen's tweet came after McClatchy reported that foreign intelligence agencies identified a mobile phone connected to Cohen Pingin Between August and September 2016, Prague promenade towers were around. McClatchy also reported that a European intelligence service had intercepted a conversation between Russians, which found that Cohen was in Prague.
The report confirmed the allegation in the controversial Trump-Russia dossier that Cohen, then Trump's attorney, secretly met with representatives of the Kremlin in Prague in August 2016. At this time, Trump was the Republican presidential candidate.
Cohen was captured earlier this year in the Russia investigation after the FBI raided his Manhattan office on the recommendation of Muller. Cohen pleaded guilty to a series of unrelated federal indictments in August, later confessing that he lied to Congress about the plans to build a Trump Tower in Moscow and called for a plea against the Special Prosecutor to cooperate in the probe ,
Müller examines whether members of the Trump campaign co-ordinated with Moscow to intervene in the elections, and stated that Cohen had provided valuable information and made great efforts to support the investigation. Cohen was sentenced to three years in prison for his crimes.
The dossier compiled by former British spy Christopher Steele for a Democratic-appointed Washington research firm has undergone a comprehensive review since the release of BuzzFeed just before Trump's opening. The document contains numerous allegations of interference by Russia and Trump's ties to Moscow, which have not been confirmed, and some that have been confirmed.
Cohen initially sued BuzzFeed and the research firm Fusion GPS for slandering the dossier, but eventually dismissed the lawsuits.
Trump's conservatives and allies have tried to highlight the dossier in their criticism of the Russia investigation and its origins. Specifically, the FBI's goal was to use parts of Steele's research in a renewal request to oversee Carter Page, who was a foreign policy consultant to the Trump campaign.