Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer, made a cryptic claim on Twitter about special counsel Robert Mueller while denying reports that he went to Prague to collude with Russians, according to The Washington Times.
McClatchy published a report Thursday repeating a Steele dossier claim that Cohen met with Russian officials in the summer of 2016 to work with Russia to influence the presidential election.
"I hear #Prague #CzechRepublic is beautiful in the summertime. I wouldn't know as I have never been. #Mueller knows everything!" Cohen tweeted Thursday.
Some challenged Cohen's denial, asking him whether he had been somewhere else in the Czech Republic, such as a suburb near Prague.
What McClatchy reported: McClatchy reported that a cellphone tower ping from Cohen's phone indicated that he made or received a phone call while near Prague, and that Russian communications about Cohen's meeting have been intercepted by an Eastern European intelligence agency. From the report:
"The new information regarding the recovery of Cohen's cell phone location doesn't explain why he was apparently there or who he was meeting with, if anyone. But it adds to evidence that Cohen was in or near Prague around the time of the supposed meeting."
What does this mean? McClatchy's report frames the newly-discovered information as more evidence that the Trump campaign colluded with Russia, and they claim Mueller has this same evidence.
To this point, no other sources have corroborated the report that Cohen's cellphone was traced to Prague in late 2016. The Steele dossier, which originally made the claim that Cohen met with Russians in Prague, makes numerous claims about Trump and Russia that have not been confirmed as true.
Mueller's office has declined to comment about McClatchy's report about the alleged evidence of Cohen in Prague.