Michael Cohen didn’t mention his alleged clandestine meeting in Prague with Kremlin officials during his sentencing hearing — and if he ever sings, it could spell trouble for Donald Trump.
John R. Schindler, a former NSA intelligence analyst, wrote in The Spectator that of all the things Cohen did confess to, the Prague meeting — which was first brought to light in a dossier compiled by British spy Christopher Steele — may be the most damaging to the president.
In his infamous “golden showers” dossier, Steele claimed that in August 2016, Cohen met with Russian intelligence agents “to coordinate clandestine activities, including hacking, designed to harm Hillary Clinton and boost Trump’s campaign,” the report noted.
If the meeting happened in spite of Cohen’s denials, it would be more than a “smoking gun” for alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, Schindler wrote.
“It would constitute proof of Trump’s collusion with the Kremlin to secure his election,” the former intel agent noted, “something most Americans would fairly label treason.”
The writer suggested that the June 2016 Trump Tower meeting between Trump campaign officials (including the president’s son and son-in-law) and a Russian delegation could have merely been a precursor to a meeting much more damning in Prague.
Special counsel Robert “Mueller and his seasoned investigators know the truth regarding Cohen-in-Prague,” Schindler wrote. “For the good of the country, we should hope they will be sharing their findings on this all-important issue with the public, in some form, sooner rather than later.”
He added that his “spy friends and former colleagues inside the Beltway are leaning towards sooner.”