A newly unearthed letter shows longtime Trump attorney Michael Cohen forcefully pushing back against an intelligence dossier that alleged President Donald Trump had hired prostitutes to perform a “golden shower” in a Russian hotel.
In a letter sent to investigators that was obtained by the Daily Beast, Cohen slammed the dossier as “libelous” and cautioned any investigators from repeating its allegations.
Although he called the entire dossier false, Cohen spent most of the letter trying to refute claims that it made against him personally over his role in allegedly helping the Trump campaign collude with the Russian government to influence the 2016 presidential election.
“In addition to Cohen’s longstanding denials that he has never visited Prague, in contradiction of a dossier claim that he traveled there for meetings ‘with Kremlin officials in August 2016,’ Cohen denies as ‘entirely false’ a claim that he played a role in an ‘ongoing secret liaison relationship’ between Trump and the Russian leadership,” writes The Daily Beast.
The dossier, which was compiled by former MI6 spy Christopher Steele, became famous for alleging Trump paid for a “golden shower” at a Russian hotel, and sparked countless jokes about the Russian government possessing a “pee pee tape” of the incident that it would use as blackmail against the president.
Read the whole letter below.