(Megan Cerullo, New York Daily News) New York – President Trump’s personal lawyer Michael Cohen tried to discredit a report alleging he had taken a secret trip to Prague at the height of the 2016 presidential campaign.
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
He claimed he has never visited the country and had instead been in Los Angeles with his son during the supposed trip abroad.
“Bad reporting, bad information and bad story by same reporter,” he tweeted, addressing the story’s author 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!” he tweeted Saturday.
But Cohen contradicted a statement he’d previously made with the denial Friday.
He told The Wall Street Journal in January 2017 that had visited Prague at least once, in 2001.
McClatchy reported Friday that special counsel Robert Mueller has evidence Cohen entered Prague through Germany in August or early September — a claim that was included in former British intelligence officer Christopher Steele’s dossier alleging collusion between the Trump team and Russia to tip the election in Trump’s favor.
The dossier alleges Cohen met secretly with Kremlin-linked Russian officials in an EU country in August 2016.
Steele provided more details about the “clandestine meeting” in a follow up report — which Cohen vehemently denied.
“I have never been to Prague in my life. #fakenews,” Cohen tweeted on January 10, 2017, after the dossier was released.
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