The reporters who broke a potentially bombshell story claiming evidence that Michael Cohen visited Prague during the 2016 presidential campaign did not see for themselves some of the underlying intelligence cited in their report, one of the journalists who wrote the story revealed Thursday.
In an interview on MSNBC, Greg Gordon said that he and his McClatchy colleague, Peter Stone, did not physically see cell tower records and intelligence intercepts that they claim placed Cohen in Prague in summer 2016.
Gordon also suggested that the four anonymous sources he and Stone cite in their articlealso did not see the intelligence for themselves, meaning that the report is based on third-hand information.
If the information in the report is true, it will help the dossier. However, it looks like the current information has yet to be verified.
“I wish we had. We held out for a while for that, and it came a time when we thought we had a critical mass. It is a competitive business,” Gordon said.