Flashback: Lanny Davis Touted Steele Dossier, Said Michael Cohen Was In Prague
Lanny Davis is undercutting key claims made in the Steele dossier despite saying in April that the dossier is “substantially verified.”
In an April interview with WMAL’s “Mornings on the Mall,” Davis was singing a different tune about the veracity of the dossier.
“If the dossier was funded by the Democrats that should have been disclosed but, on your side, the facts of the dossier, so far, have been substantially verified,” Davis said. “All of the contacts in Europe seen by intelligence agents, reported by Christopher Steele, between people associated with the Trump campaign have been verified.”
“The only thing that’s actually been verified is Carter Page went to Moscow,” “Mornings on the Mall” cohost and Daily Caller editorial director Vince Coglianese said. “That’s it.”
Davis insisted that the dossier claim that Cohen was in Prague was also verified.
“Actually, your memory may be just short-lived. We now have Michael Cohen seen in Prague — that was in the dossier,” Davis said.
“Which he still disputes, we don’t have clarity on that yet,” Coglianese shot back.
After pushback from the hosts, Davis conceded he would “wait and see” on whether or not Cohen was actually in Prague.
Now that Davis represents former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen, he is hitting back hard against 13 claims that the dossier makes about his client, including the idea that Cohen was ever spotted in Prague. (RELATED: Lanny Davis: Michael Cohen Never Went To Prague As Steele Dossier Claims)
“Thirteen references to Mr. Cohen are false in the dossier, but he has never been to Prague in his life,” Davis told Bloomberg last week.
UPDATE (Aug. 28, 2018, 7:05 a.m.):
This story has been updated with additional comments from Davis’ interview.
Davis said in a statement to TheDC, “I said ‘let’s wait’ for evidence to come in on whether Michael Cohen was in a PRAGUE. I now know in fact he was not.”