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"During...late 8/16 or early 9/16, electronic eavesdropping by an East Euro intel agency picked up a convo among Russians, one of whom remarked that COHEN was in Prague..."

Cell signal puts Cohen outside Prague around time of purported Russian meeting…
(8/16 or 9/16) "A mobile ph traced to...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...Cohen met secretly there w/Russian officials..."
"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."
"The dossier, which Trump has dismissed as “a pile of garbage,” said Cohen and one or more Kremlin officials huddled in or around the Czech capital to plot ways to limit discovery of the close “liaison” between the Trump campaign and Russia."
"The new info regarding the recovery of COHEN's cell phone loc doesn’t explain why he was apparently there or who he was meeting with, if anyone. But it adds to EVIDENCE that COHEN WAS IN OR NEAR PRAGUE around the time of the supposed meeting."
"Both of the newly surfaced foreign electronic intel intercepts were shared w/Special Counsel Mueller, people familiar with the matter said."

"McClatchy reported in April 2018 that Mueller had obtained evidence Cohen traveled to Prague from Germany in late 8/16 or early 9/16, but it could not be learned how that information was gleaned."
"FOUR people spoke w/McClatchy on condition of anonymity due to the sensitivity of info shared by their foreign intelligence connections. Each obtained their info INDEPENDENTLY from foreign intelligence connections."

LOL, check this next bit:

More recently, Cohen has avoided discussing Mueller’s inquiry, saying he does not “want to jeopardize the investigation.”

Cohen’s spokesman, Lanny Davis, reiterated his client’s denials about Prague in a phone interview this week...." AND....
"Cohen “has said one million times he was never in Prague,” Davis said. “One million and one times. He’s never been to Prague. … He’s never been to the Czech Republic.”

[Lanny] Davis, declined to comment about the new foreign intelligence...."

AND.... wait for it....😁
"[LANNY] DAVIS, however, IS NO LONGER PART OF COHEN'S LEGAL TEAM. He acknowledged that he has NOT been fully briefed on what Cohen has told Mueller’s investigative staff in some 70 hours of interviews dating to last August, when Cohen pleaded guilty. "

BOOM! 🤣 👏🏽👏🏽
Did we mention that Lanny Davis was simultaneously repping FIRTASH and Michael Cohen?

Firtash, he who was/is one of Manafort's Russian #MOB bosses?

Michael more fully cooperating, Lanny, OUT? 🤓

"[Lanny] served as a reg'd foreign agent for Firtash...who faces charges of int'l racketeering and money laundering....DAVIS...was being paid $80K p/ a man an “upper-echelon” associate of Russian org'd crime."

Does everyone know that Firtash's headaches in Chicago stem from an Indian company and their BOEING offices?…
Back to McCatchy:

"Former Watergate prosecutor Jill Wine-Banks said that if disclosures of the foreign intelligence intercepts are true, “THIS IS A VERY SIGNIFICANT BREAK..."
"....because it looks like a DIRECT LINK between Donald Trump’s personal fixer and Russians most likely involved in the disruption of our election.”
"It would prove that LYING was going on, NOT ONLY ABOUT BEING IN PRAGUE, but much beyond the Prague episode,” [Jill Wine-Banks] said."
"It said Konstantin Kosachev, a longtime member of the Russian Senate and chairman of the Federation Council’s Foreign Affairs Committee, “facilitated” the gathering.

Steele reported that Kosachev may well have represented the Russians in Prague, where he had extensive ties. "
"Among the goals of the meeting...was to limit neg news reports about the Russia-friendly relationships of two Trump campaign aides— foreign policy adviser PAGE and just-ousted....Manafort — and to ensure that European hackers were PAID and told to “LIE LOW.”
"While the foreign intelligence about Cohen does not confirm a meeting even occurred, it provides EVIDENCE that HE TRAVELED TO CZECH REPUBLIC, where the sources said his phone was momentarily activated to download emails or other data."
"Cohen’s denials about Prague stand in the face of court admissions that have damaged his credibility.

In his second guilty plea in late 11/16, he confessed to a single count of lying to Congress..."
"Cohen NOW acknowledges his contacts with Russians about the hotel continued for nearly six more months while Trump wrapped up the Republican presidential nomination."

Buh-bye Lanny, your services are no longer needed 😁
"The cell phone evidence, the sources said, was discovered sometime after Cohen apparently made his way to the Czech Republic.

The recs show that the brief activation from Cohen’s phone near Prague sent beacons that left a traceable electronic signature, said the FOUR sources."
"Such data might enable investigators to track Cohen’s whereabouts whenever the phone was in his possession, EVEN IF IT WAS TURNED OFF, said several experts, including a former senior Justice Department official who declined to be identified."

"Jan Neumann, the assumed name of a former Russian intelligence officer who defected to the United States years ago, said that Cohen’s electronic cell tower trail appears to reflect sloppy “tradecraft.”

"You can monitor and control cell phones in Europe same as you do it here in US....As long as the battery is physically located in the phone, EVEN WHEN IT'S TURNED OFF, the mobile phs approx loc can be detected and tracked...."
"Any attempt to use an app, to get mail, send texts, connect to a Wifi network, your phone and YOUR LOCATION WILL BE DETECTED.”
"It would not be very professional to take your ph to a secret meeting,” said Neumann, who has consulted for the U.S. intel community...."it would be more logical to leave it turned on and connected to a WIFI network in a hotel in Germany.”

🤫 Don't tell the MORONS. 😁
Dig on your dates for late 8/16 and early 9/16 - WHO was WHERE: 🧐

"It was during the same late Aug-early Sept time span in 2016 that an East European intel agency eavesdropped on a convo in which a Russian official advised another that Cohen was in Prague, two...sources said."
"sources could not definitively pin down the date/dates the intel indicated Cohen was in the vicinity of Prague. Cohen...insisted...he was in So California w/his son from 8/23-29/16, but his public alibis haven't....preclude[d] flights to/from Europe during the relevant period."
"If Cohen indeed made the journey to the Czech Republic, one lingering mystery is how he entered Europe’s visa-free, 29-nation Schengen area w/o detection...."

"While those countries’ open-border arrangements would have spared Cohen from having to produce a visa to travel between Germany and Prague, U.S. and European authorities should have a record if he took a trip to Europe. Those records are not public."
"Congressional committee chairs, including California Rep. Adam Schiff, who will lead the House Intelligence Committee beginning in January when Democrats take control, have asked Cohen to return to Capitol Hill to testify further about his knowledge of Trump’s ties to Russia."
Link back to original piece: "Cell signal puts Cohen outside Prague around time of purported Russian meeting" EOT ✌🏽…
Did I clip my own thread, again? 🤦🏽‍♀️It picks back up here. 😁

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