New Michael Cohen Travel Wrinkle Could Be a Big Deal

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There are 2 comments on the Yahoo! story from 12 hrs ago, titled Trump lawyer: "I have never been to Prague".

In a footnote, the prosecutors wrote that although the investigation was referred to prosecutors in NY by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, it was proceeding independently.

Special Counsel Robert Mueller's team reportedly has proof President Donald Trump's personal attorney Michael Cohen held a secret meeting in 2016 with Russians in Prague. It doesn't appear the raid was directly tied to Mueller's investigation.

On Saturday, he tweeted, "Bad reporting, bad information, and bad story" in reference to the article by reporters Peter Stone and Greg Gordon.

Reuters/Getty ImagesPresident Donald Trump's lawyer Michael Cohen (left) and Stormy Daniels.

The Steele dossier is not only crucial because of all the salacious and sordid details about the president but also because it revealed the extent of supposed ties between members of the Trump campaign and officials in Moscow, which prompted the FBI to launch an investigation and conclude Russian government indeed interfered during the 2016 presidential election.

In the scenario reported by McClatchy, investigators have found evidence Cohen entered the Czech Republic through Germany in the Schengen Area, where the borders are open.

Castro added that if it's found that Cohen was dishonest about this, the entire story about possible collusion with Russian Federation falls apart. The plan would have ended USA sanctions imposed on Russia in 2014 in response to its incursion into Ukraine in exchange for minimal Russian concessions.

I believe that the government is investigating whether there was, in connection with Trump's White House bid, a conspiracy to commit fraud and extortion for the objective of silencing potentially compromising sources - specifically, people in a position to portray Donald Trump as a womanizer.

Further, it alleges that Cohen, Kosachev and other attendees discussed "how deniable cash payments were to be made to hackers in Europe who had worked under Kremlin direction against the Clinton campaign".

The judge also heard a request from Michael Avenatti, Daniels' lawyer, to weigh in on the files because they likely involved her, and the judge consented.

Wood said the intervention of a court or special master in the process was not unprecedented, citing the prosecution of Lynne Stewart, a radical Manhattan lawyer who was charged with smuggling communications out of prison for one of her clients.

The web of investigative threads surrounding Cohen has not only eliminated his effectiveness of as an advocate for the president: they've made him a massive liability, offering a dizzying array of avenues for Mueller to explore.