Mueller’s office says BuzzFeed report inaccurate

FBI Director Robert Mueller speaks during a news conference at the FBI headquarters June 25, 2008 in Washington, DC. The news conference was to mark the 5th anniversary of Innocence Lost initiative. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

The special counsel’s office has issued a rare public statement disputing the accuracy of a news report saying that President Donald Trump told his personal attorney Michael Cohen to lie to Congress.

The statement by Robert Mueller’s office on Friday night doesn’t cite any specific errors.

Spokesman Peter Carr says, “BuzzFeed’s description of specific statements to the Special Counsel’s Office, and characterization of documents and testimony obtained by this office, regarding Michael Cohen’s Congressional testimony are not accurate.”

Trump’s personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, also denied the president told his former legal fixer, Michael Cohen, to lie to Congress about the details of a business proposal in Russia.

Giuliani says in a statement that “Any suggestion— from any source— that the President counseled Michael Cohen to lie is categorically false.”

The report was based on information from two law enforcement officials with direct knowledge of special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation. The officials are not named in the story.

The report says Cohen said Trump directed him to lie and investigators have additional documents and testimony backing that up.

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  • Bud

    I would love to see the so-called ‘media’ organizations publish the names of anyone who makes false statements that get liberals in a frenzy thinking they can undo the last presidential election. The two law enforcement officials could be Strzok and McCabe – both fired from the FBI.

  • Homer

    Why should anyone consider a report from BuzzFeed, who published Hillary’s bought-and-paid for dossier to be a legitimate news source?

    • steve

      Why? Because it’s what America has gradually become over the last forty or fifty years. Liberals brainwashing liberals brainwashing liberals to the point where truth and morality are, for many, non-existent. Tragically, the days of Democrats like JFK are history and the phrase “ask not what the country can do for you, ask what you for your country” are the object of derision.

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