McClatchy: Mueller Has Evidence Cohen Traveled To Prague During Campaign

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 13: Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's attorney, chats with friends near the Loews Regency hotel on Park Ave on April 13, 2018 in New York City. Following FBI raids on his home, office and hotel room, the Department of Justice announced that they are placing him under criminal investigation. (Photo by Yana Paskova/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 13: Michael Cohen (C), U.S. President Donald Trump's personal attorney, chats with friends near the Loews Regency hotel on Park Ave on April 13, 2018 in New York City. Following FBI raids on his... NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 13: Michael Cohen (C), U.S. President Donald Trump's personal attorney, chats with friends near the Loews Regency hotel on Park Ave on April 13, 2018 in New York City. Following FBI raids on his home, office and hotel room, the Department of Justice announced that they are placing him under criminal investigation. (Photo by Yana Paskova/Getty Images) MORE LESS

Special Counsel Robert Mueller has evidence that Michael Cohen made a trip to Prague in the summer of 2016, McClatchy reports, citing two sources with familiar with the matter.

The report represents a potentially significant development in Mueller’s Russia investigation. If the meeting occurred, it could undercut President Trump’s repeated claim that there was “no collusion” between his campaign and Russia.

The Steele dossier, which is unverified, contained claims that Cohen, Trump’s long-time fixer, met secretly with Russian intelligence agents in Prague in 2016 to strategize about the campaign. Congressional investigators have said they’ve looked into the issue.

Cohen has denied traveling to Prague. Neither he nor his lawyer responded to McClatchy’s requests for comment.

Mueller’s team has evidence that Cohen entered the Czech Republic through Germany, which he could have done without a passport, according to McClatchy’s sources.

The report comes days after the FBI raided Cohen’s offices and hotel room. Federal prosecutors revealed Friday that Cohen has been under grand jury investigation for months related to his personal business dealings.

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