Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump‘s notorious attack dog attorney, is vigorously denying a recent report that he is under a FBI probe for his alleged ties to the Kremlin, and that he hand delivered a proposal to lift Russian sanctions to now former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn.
“100 percent untrue. I have not been contacted by anyone from the FBI or any government organization. It would take any half decent, unbiased journalist 10 minutes to verify the inaccuracies in the dossier,” Cohen said to LawNewz.com in an emailed statement.
A New York Times piece that ran over the weekend stated that Cohen personally delivered a peace plan proposal for Ukraine and Russia to Michael Flynn’s office before he resigned. The article further states that several of Trump’s confidantes are under “scrutiny” in an FBI counterintelligence examination of links with Russia, including Cohen.
“I acknowledge that the brief meeting took place (about Russia and Ukraine referenced in the NY Times article), but emphatically deny discussing this topic or delivering any documents to the White House and/or General Flynn,” Cohen stated, “Despite the multitude of statements issued denying any nexus between Presidents Trump and Putin, the main stream media just keeps on trying to perpetuate this lie.”
The report also states that the FBI is investigating the infamous dossier, put together by a former British spy, that claims Cohen met with a Russian representative in Prague during Trump’s presidential campaign. However, both the Russian official and Cohen have vigorously denied the meeting ever took place. Cohen’s wife is also from Ukraine, the report notes. Cohen came under the national spotlight during the campaign after a combative interview on CNN in which he replied “says who” when an anchor confronted him about being down in the polls.
Cohen joined the Trump Organization in 2007, and has been integrally involved in many of Trump’s business dealings and legal affairs. He left the company on January 20th, 2017 to become Trump’s personal attorney. He is currently defending Trump against a number of lawsuits, including a defamation suit filed by Summer Zervos, who accused Trump of sexually assaulting her.
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