Michael Cohen Disputes Report Claiming Prague Visit

Michael Cohen Disputes Report Claiming Prague Visit

Michael Cohen Disputes Report Claiming Prague Visit

Michael Cohen is denying that he has ever been to Prague, following a new report which claims that a signal from his cell phone was captured in the Czech capital during the summer of 2016 - where he is suspected to have met secretly with Russian officials.

Apart from the cell phone, which reportedly left a record with Prague area cell phone towers, "an Eastern European intelligence agency" purportedly overheard a conversation among unidentified Russians stating that Cohen was in Prague.

This newly-revealed phone and surveillance data support the former British spy's dossier of Kremlin intelligence that describes an alleged coordination between the Kremlin and Trump's campaign.

The Prague claim first surfaced in the so-called Steele Dossier, a package of claims about Trump and the Russians that the president has called "a pile of garbage".


The cell phone signal intelligence has reportedly been shared with special counsel Robert Mueller's Russian Federation investigation.

Cohen has cooperated with the Mueller investigation since he pleaded guilty on August 21 to charges of tax fraud, bank fraud and campaign finance law violations.

Cohen, who entered plea deals with prosecutors from both offices, was sentenced to three years in prison on December 12. It is unknown whether Cohen discussed this or maintained his denial of being in Prague, although McClatchy had reported back in April that Mueller already had evidence that Cohen had been there.

Mueller spokesperson Peter Carr declined to comment about the electronic intercepts.

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