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‘Why did he need to lie to everybody?’ Intel Dem wonders about Michael Cohen’s Prague trip

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A Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee told MSNBC Hardball host Chris Matthews the new questions raised by reports that longtime Donald Trump lawyer Michael Cohen may have lied about a trip to Prague during the 2016 campaign.

“Let’s get to that story that just broke. that will special counsel Robert Mueller has evidence that Trump’s personal attorney, Michael Cohen, secretly made a late summer trip to Prague during the 2016 presidential campaign,” Matthews reported.

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House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence member Rep. Jim Himes (D-CT) joined Matthews to analyze the breaking news.

“Congressman Himes, what do you make of the fact there is now a factual argument, this isn’t about theory or interpretation, the guy was either in Prague that time — people don’t go the to the Prague every weekend — he was in Prague at a time he said he wasn’t there,” Mattthews concluded. “He was there according to Mueller’s investigation, what’s that tell you about the dossier and its credibility and what trouble that Trump is in now that his fixer has been nailed?”

“I’ll tell you, it raises two other questions and makes a very obvious point,” Rep. Himes replied.

“Question number one, what was said in Prague with Michael Cohen?” he wondered. “Who did he meet with? What was said? What was the purpose that have trip?”

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“Number two, which is more interesting, why did he need to lie about it?” Rep. Himes questioned. “If there is proof he was in Prague, why did he need to lie to everybody, including committees of Congress, about the fact that he was there?”

The Intel Democrat said “defenders of the president build their entire case” around the claim that Cohen was not in Prague and the dossier was fake.

“That entire case falls apart,” Congressman Himes concluded.

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