Michael Cohen’s cell phone signal being traced to Prague during the presidential election is the smoking gun that leads to the Trump/Russia conspiracy.
A mobile phone traced to President Donald Trump’s former lawyer and “fixer” 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.
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.
Both of the newly surfaced foreign electronic intelligence intercepts were shared with Special Counsel Robert Mueller, people familiar with the matter said. Mueller is investigating Russia’s 2016 election interference and whether Trump’s campaign colluded in the scheme. Mueller also is examining whether Trump has obstructed the sweeping inquiry.
It is the last paragraph above that terrifies Trump. Michael Cohen was in Prague and Robert Mueller knows about it. Trump repeats no collusion as if it was some sort of zen mantra, but the president never denies a conspiracy. Cohen cell phone signal backs up the claim in Steele Dossier that Cohen was meeting Russians for Trump in Prague during the election.
Mueller seems to have the goods on Trump, which is why the president is doing everything in his power to discredit the investigation. Michael Cohen was in Prague when both he and Trump said that he wasn’t. The cell phone signal doesn’t explain who was meeting or what was said, but it is a smoking gun that is pointed straight at the Oval Office and Donald Trump.
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Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA.Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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