Trump lawyer Co­hen de­nies me­dia report of Prague trip

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(Reuters) - US Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump’s per­sonal lawyer Michael Co­hen on Satur­day de­nied a me­dia report that the spe­cial coun­sel in­ves­ti­gat­ing al­leged Rus­sian in­ter­fer­ence in the 2016 pres­i­den­tial elec­tion has ev­i­dence Co­hen vis­ited Prague that year.

Cit­ing uniden­ti­fied sources, Mc­Clatchy said on Fri­day that in­ves­ti­ga­tors for Spe­cial Coun­sel Robert Mueller, who is also prob­ing pos­si­ble col­lu­sion be­tween Moscow and the Trump cam­paign, had proof Co­hen en­tered the Czech Repub­lic through Ger­many.

Mc­Clatchy said in its report that con­fir­ma­tion of the trip would lend cre­dence to a dossier com­piled by a for­mer Bri­tish in­tel­li­gence agent that al­leged Co­hen met in Prague with a prom­i­nent ally of Rus­sian Pres­i­dent Vladimir Putin.

Rus­sia has de­nied in­ter­fer­ing in the elec­tion and Trump has said there was no col­lu­sion. Co­hen has de­nied ever vis­it­ing the Czech cap­i­tal.

“Bad re­port­ing, bad in­for­ma­tion and bad story,” Co­hen wrote on Twit­ter, with a link to the news agency’s report. “No mat­ter how many times or ways they write it, I have never been to Prague. I was in LA with my son. Proven!”

Co­hen is due to ap­pear in fed­eral court on Mon­day in con­nec­tion with a raid this week on his New York of­fice and home by agents with the Fed­eral Bureau of In­ves­ti­ga­tion that was based in part on a re­fer­ral from Mueller.

They were seek­ing in­for­ma­tion on a $130,000 pay­ment made by Co­hen just be­fore the 2016 elec­tion to porn star Stormy Daniels, who has said she had sex with Trump in 2006, a per­son fa­mil­iar with the mat­ter said. Trump has said he did not know about the pay­ment.

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