K.Baish| The swamp in Washington is slowly being drained, and the Democrats are losing it. Recent comments from Lanny Davis, a Clinton-connected attorney representing former Trump lawyer, Michael Cohen, insisted that the phony Trump “dossier” contained allegations about his client that were “100 percent” false. He claims that his client “never, never, ever” traveled to Prague, which the dossier claims. BuzzFeed News, the liberal outlet that first published the dossier has refused to comment on Davis’ statements.
It’s been almost 20 months since the infamous “dossier,” which was written by ex-British spy Christopher Steele, was published, leaving the Trump White House and multiple former advisers to the President stuck in a world of harsh judgement. The 35-page document is now the main piece of “evidence” against the Trump presidency and the claim that the Trump campaign had colluded with Russia to win the 2016 presidential election. The problem? The dossier has many inconsistencies. In laymen’s term, the dossier is a phony.
While the dossier has been widely disputed, this past Wednesday it was all but destroyed when Lanny Davis matter-of-factly denied one of the most curious allegations in the document. He claimed that the dossier’s statement that Michael Cohen had gone to Prague in August of 2016 to conspire with the Kremlin are “100 percent” false.
The mainstream media and those pushing the Russian collusion allegation have paid no attention to Davis’ comments.
“We have no comment on Mr. Davis’s statements,” said Matt Mittenhal, a BuzzFeed News spokesman. BuzzFeed was the first outlet to publish the dossier on Jan. 10, 2017.
The Daily Caller writes:
Fusion GPS, the opposition research firm that commissioned the dossier on behalf of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s campaign and the Democratic National Committee, has also not weighed in. Joshua Levy, a lawyer for the firm, did not respond to a request for a response to Davis’ comments.
The DNC did not respond to a request for comment, nor did Marc Elias, the attorney who hired Fusion GPS on behalf of the Clinton campaign and DNC.
McClatchy News, which in April reported that special counsel Robert Mueller has evidence that Cohen did travel to Prague, says that it is sticking by its report. The article, written by reporters Greg Gordon and Peter Stone, breathed new life into the dossier’s claims about Cohen, but it has never been corroborated.
“We stand by our reporting,” said Jeanne Segal, a spokeswoman for McClatchy.
The Daily Caller notes that the fact that Davis made these statements pads his client’s denials. This is, in part, because he is not a supporter of the President. In fact, Davis has close ties to former President Bill Clinton and his wife/failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. Davis unofficially worked for the Clinton campaign, the same organization that worked with the DNC to foot the $1 million dossier bill, which was made out to the opposition research firm, Fusion GPS.
Over the last couple of months, Davis has also been working toward discrediting the President when it comes to alleged “hush money” that was given to women who came forward claiming that they had previously engaged in affairs with Trump. Earlier this month, Davis supplied CNN with an audio tape that seemed to capture President Trump speaking to Cohen regarding payments to Playboy model Karen McDougal after she claimed to having an affair with Donald Trump back in 2006.
Cohen caved and cooperated with the prosecution. He entered a guilty plea on multiple charges this past Tuesday. He plead guilty to both bank fraud and tax evasion.
On June 28th, Cohen publicly disputed what was written in the dossier. He wrote on his Twitter account that the “dossier misreports 15 allegations about me.”
“My entire statement must be quoted – I had nothing to do with Russian collusion or meddling!” he claimed.
“Thirteen references to Mr. Cohen are false in the dossier, but he has never been to Prague in his life,” Davis stated this past Wednesday during an interview on Bloomberg.
“Never, never in Prague. Did I make that? Never, never, ever. Ever,” Davis explained to MSNBC’s Chuck Todd.
“And the reason, just to let your viewers know, what we’re talking about is that the dossier, so-called, mentions his name 14 times, one of which is a meeting with Russians in Prague. Fourteen times false,” he went on.
During an interview on BBC Newsnight, Davis seemed even more assertive.
“The answer is 100 percent ‘no.’ Never has he ever been in Prague. And the 13 other references to my client in the so-called dossier are false,” Davis insisted during the interview.
Take a look at the video below:
“I told you I’m an Anglophile and you asked me the question I wanted you to ask me” Lanny Davis, Michael Cohen’s lawyer speaks to Evan Davis.@LannyDavis | @EvanHD | @BBCTwo | #newsnight pic.twitter.com/gfcI2LBlNj
— BBC Newsnight (@BBCNewsnight) August 22, 2018
Where is the mainstream media?
“The one thing that we’ve always know for certain is that the allegations concerning Gubarev, Webzilla, and XBT are completely false, and to the extent that those allegations overlap with allegations concerning Mr. Cohen we knew those had to be false as well,” stated Evan Fray-Witzer, attorney to Aleksej Gubarev, a Russian technology executive who is currently in the process of suing BuzzFeed News regarding the dossier’s publication.