Donald Trump’s lawyer, Michael Cohen, slammed the media on Tuesday night and blamed fake news for trying to tie Trump to Russia and to compromise his presidency.
Both Cohen and Trump denied allegations that were presented in an unverified dossier that makes many large claims about Trump.
Trump immediately took to Twitter and attacked the “fake news.”
FAKE NEWS – A TOTAL POLITICAL WITCH HUNT!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 11, 2017
The memo was reportedly compiled by a former British intelligence officer who believes the Russian government has compromising information on Trump.
The memo also alleges that Cohen was central to “the ongoing secret liaison relationship between the New York tycoon’s campaign and the Russian leadership” and that he secretly met with Kremlin officials in Prague in August 2016.
When reached for comment, Cohen said, “totally fake, totally inaccurate.”
“I’m telling you emphatically that I’ve not been to Prague, I’ve never been to Czech [Republic], I’ve not been to Russia,” Cohen said. “The story is completely inaccurate, it is fake news meant to malign Mr. Trump.”
Cohen went as far as to provide an alibi, saying that he was visiting his son at USC at the time he was allegedly in Prague.
He even tweeted a picture of his passport.
— Michael Cohen (@MichaelCohen212) January 11, 2017