President Trump’s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, had his own lawyer, Stephen M. Ryan, send a letter to Congress denying the numerous allegations in the controversial dossier, such as a secret trip to Prague Cohen took during the campaign to meet with a Russian official, according to a report in The New York Times.
“We have not uncovered a single document that would in any way corroborate the dossier’s allegations regarding Mr. Cohen, nor do we believe that any such document exists,” Ryan wrote in the letter.
“Mr. Cohen vehemently denies the claims made in the dossier about him, which are false and remain wholly unsubstantiated.”
The Hill added:
News of the letter comes after a report this week said Cohen sent an email to a press address for Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov asking for help with a stalled Trump real estate venture in Moscow.
Another report this week described exchanges between Cohen and a form Trump business associate in which the associate said he would solicit Russian President Vladimir Putin to help with a proposed real estate deal he claimed would help Trump win the White House.
“Mr. Cohen is not aware of any impropriety related to Mr. Trump’s ‘relationship’ with Russia, nor is he aware of Mr. Trump having an improper political relationship with officials of the Russian Federation,” the letter from Cohen’s lawyer to Congress reads.