Michael Cohen denied he's ever visited Prague and the Czech Republic despite an explosive claim made in the infamous Russia dossier.
The dossier contains allegations against several of Trump's campaign officials and associates of having secret contacts with Russians during the campaign. The dossier also claims Cohen secretly met Russian officials in Prague to coordinate Kremlin interference in the election and do damage control if the alleged collusion was exposed or if Clinton won.
When asked about Prague, here's what Cohen said today:
Rep. Ralph Norman: Have you ever been to Prague?
Cohen: I’ve never been to Prague.
Norman: Never have?
Cohen: I’ve never been to the Czech Republic.
Some background: Last year, Cohen's lawyer at the time told the House Intelligence Committee that his client "has never traveled to Prague, Czech Republic, as evidenced by his US passport" and that Cohen "did not participate in meetings of any kind with Kremlin officials in Prague in August 2016."
Cohen repeated his blanket denials.
He has cooperated with special counsel Robert Mueller, and prosecutors said in a court filing he provided "useful information concerning certain discrete Russia-related matters core to its investigation." Cohen says he has shared "everything" with Mueller and that the Prague claims are false.