Phone Signal Picked Up In Prague In 2016 Confirms Key Part Of Trump Dossier That Exposed His Ties With Russia
A cell phone signal obtained by Eastern European intelligence suggests that former Donald Trump attorney Michael Cohen was in Prague during the summer of 2016, confirming a key part of a former British spy’s dossier of Kremlin intelligence describing purported coordination between Trump’s campaign and Russia’s election meddling operation.
“Michael Cohen briefly sent signals ricocheting off cell towers in the Prague area in late summer 2016, at the height of the presidential campaign, leaving an electronic record to support claims that Cohen met secretly there with Russian officials, four people with knowledge of the matter say,” according to cell phone records reported by McClatchy on Thursday.
As reported by McClatchy:
During the same period of late August or early September, electronic eavesdropping by an Eastern European intelligence agency picked up a conversation among Russians, one of whom remarked that Cohen was in Prague, two people familiar with the incident said.
The phone and surveillance data, which have not previously been disclosed, lend new credence to a key part of a former British spy’s dossier of Kremlin intelligence describing purported coordination between Trump’s campaign and Russia’s election meddling operation.
Although President Donald Trump has referred to the dossier as a “pile of garbage,” much of it has been authenticated by news and intelligence services.
The cell phone signal intelligence has reportedly been shared with special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation.
You can read the entire McClatchy report here.