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Twitter Erupts Over Report on Michael Cohen’s Secret Prague Trip: ‘This is Potentially Gigantic’

In a stunning Friday night news dump — coming at the head of an already insane day — McClatchy DC reported that special counsel Robert Mueller has evidence Trump lawyer Michael Cohen made a secret trip to Prague at the height of the 2016 campaign.

That trip, alleged in the controversial Christopher Steele dossier — you know, the pee tape one — was supposedly arranged for Cohen to meet with an ally of Vladimir Putin.

McClatchy reported:

Confirmation of the trip would lend credence to a retired British spy’s report that Cohen strategized there with a powerful Kremlin figure about Russian meddling in the U.S. election.

It would also be one of the most significant developments thus far in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of whether the Trump campaign and the Kremlin worked together to help Trump win the White House. Undercutting Trump’s repeated pronouncements that “there is no evidence of collusion,” it also could ratchet up the stakes if the president tries, as he has intimated he might for months, to order Mueller’s firing.

The voyage is also one that Cohen has vehemently denied he made, including in a tweet in which he took a photo of his passport. He eventually showed the inside of his passport to reporters, but as McClatchy notes, he is suspected to have entered the Czech Republic after flying into Germany, and so would not have a stamp for the country.

If the report does turn out to be true, and Mueller has evidence that Cohen made the trip to Prague, it would blow a hole in the president’s denials that there is no evidence his campaign colluded with Russia — and the consequences could be immense. Twitter responded accordingly.

There were also really lame puns, from two commentators in particular who should know better: