Trump’s Personal Attorney Launches Legal Action Against Buzzfeed for Publishing Fake Russian ‘Dossier’
Donald Trump’s personal attorney Michael Cohen launched legal action against Buzzfeed for publishing a fake Russian “dossier” on rumored Trump contacts with the Russian government.
The sloppy report accused Cohen of traveling to Europe to meet with Russian agents.
Mr. Cohen was in the US at the time of the alleged visit to Prague.
He has never been to Prague.
— Michael Cohen (@MichaelCohen212) January 11, 2017
The Washington Times reported:
Michael D. Cohen, President Trump’s personal attorney, says he has instructed his own attorney to investigate legal action against BuzzFeed, which posted an opposition research “dossier” that accused Mr. Cohen without proof of a conspiracy with Russian agents.
Mr. Cohen told The Washington Times that he also is considering a lawsuit against former British spy Christopher Steele, who wrote the gossipy 35-page dossier that the liberal news website posted on Jan. 10.
Mr. Steele was paid by a Hillary Clinton supporter, via the Democratic Party-linked firm Fusion GPS, to gather dirt on candidate Trump last summer and fall. GPS circulated the Steele memos to reporters and Democrats.
But it was not until BuzzFeed posted the dossier that some people named in it learned that they were accused of wrongdoing.