Trump lawyer doubles down on claim he's never been to Prague

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"Bad reporting, bad information and bad story by same reporter", he tweeted, addressing the story's author by name.

The U.S. special counsel in the Russian Federation probe has evidence that President Donald Trump's personal lawyer Michael Cohen traveled to Prague in 2016, refuting Cohen's claim that he never visited the Czech capital and bolstering an intelligence dossier that first described the trip, McClatchy reported on Friday.

However, Gordon and Stone reported he wouldn't have needed a passport because both Germany and the Czech Republic are part of the Schengen Area and "operate with open borders". Congressional investigators have said they've looked into the issue.

Republican lawmakers have repeatedly dismissed the possibility that Trump might terminate Mueller but they've grown increasingly alert to the possibility in recent days after the Federal Bureau of Investigation raided the home, office and hotel room of the president's longtime personal attorney, Michael Cohen.

Collins said on ABC's "This Week" that she doubts Trump would sign such a bill into law and, like other moderate Republicans, has questions about its constitutionality, as it would infringe on the president's power to make personnel decisions.

Cohen has denied traveling to Prague.

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. Neither he nor his lawyer responded to McClatchy's requests for comment.

Agents with the Federal Bureau of Investigation raided Cohen's NY office and home this week, partly based on a referral from Mueller.

"No matter how many times or ways they write it, I have never been to Prague", he explained. "Proven!" he tweeted Saturday. I was in LA with my son.

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