Cell Phone Signal Puts Michael Cohen Near Prague In 2016 During Russia Meeting, As Steele Dossier Claimed: Report
UPDATE: Michael Cohen claims on Twitter that he has never been to Prague.
A cell phone traced to President Donald Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen reportedly briefly sent signals to cell towers in Prague, Czech Republic in 2016, which may support Christopher Steele’s dossier that claimed Cohen met secretly there with Russian officials.
Sources told McClatchy that electronic eavesdropping by an Eastern European intelligence agency picked up conversation among Russians, one of whom said Cohen was in Prague.
Special Counsel Robert Mueller is reportedly aware of the intercepts. Peter Carr, a spokesman for Mueller’s office, declined to comment about the electronic evidence.
Trump has dismissed the dossier as “a pile of garbage,” but the dossier said that Cohen and one or more Kremlin officials huddled in or around Prague to plot how to keep secret the close “liaison” between the Trump campaign and Russia.
The new information regarding Cohen’s cell phone location adds to evidence that Cohen was in or near Prague around the time of the meeting.
Cohen pleaded guilty on Aug. 21 to charges of bank fraud, tax fraud and campaign finance law violations. Cohen also pleaded guilty to one count of lying to Congress, and was sentenced in early December to three years in prison.