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Mueller says bombshell BuzzFeed story Trump directed lawyer Cohen to lie to congress is FALSE

‘It is NOT accurate’: Robert Mueller’s office issues rare statement to completely DENY bombshell report that claimed Trump told Michael Cohen to LIE to Congress

  • The special counsel’s office issued a public statement disputing the accuracy of a news report saying Trump told his personal attorney Cohen to lie to Congress
  • The statement by Robert Mueller’s office on Friday night doesn’t cite any specific errors 
  • Shortly after the statement was released Friday evening Trump retweeted a tweet which said: ‘Sadly so many will never get the memo that it was fake!’ 

The office of Special Counsel Robert Mueller has called the bombshell BuzzFeed report claiming President Donald Trump told his former lawyer Michael Cohen to lie to Congress is false. 

The special counsel’s office issued a rare public statement disputing the accuracy of a news report saying that Trump told his personal attorney 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’.

After BuzzFeed retweeted the Mueller spokesperson’s statement itself, Ben Smith, the editor-in-chief, tweeted, ‘In response to the statement tonight from the Special Counsel’s spokesman: We stand by our reporting and the sources who informed it, and we urge the Special Counsel to make clear what he’s disputing.’

President Donald Turmp’s team punched back Friday against a Buzzfeed story from overnight that claimed the president once directed his lawyer and fixer Michael Coneh to lie to Congress

Special Counsel Robert Mueller's office called the BuzzFeed story on Cohen lying on behalf of Trump 'inaccurate'

Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s office called the BuzzFeed story on Cohen lying on behalf of Trump ‘inaccurate’

Shortly after the statement was released Friday evening Trump retweeted a tweet which said: 'Sadly so many will never get the memo that it was fake!'

Shortly after the statement was released Friday evening Trump retweeted a tweet which said: ‘Sadly so many will never get the memo that it was fake!’

Shortly after the statement was released Friday evening Trump retweeted a tweet which said: ‘Sadly so many will never get the memo that it was fake!’ 

The president also retweeted the Newsmax host John Cardillo saying ‘I told you all that the BuzzFeed story was nonsense.’ 

Earlier, Ronan Farrow had tweeted his own misgivings about the BuzzFeed story, writing, ‘I can’t speak to Buzzfeed’s sourcing, but, for what it’s worth, I declined to run with parts of the narrative they conveyed based on a source central to the story repeatedly disputing the idea that Trump directly issued orders of that kind. ‘

The president’s son, Donald Trump Jr., meanwhile, has been gleefully firing off tweets about the news outlet retweeting the Mueller office rebuttal with nothing but a series of ‘crying laughing’ emojis, and retweeting another post that had made the statement that either Trump is finished or BuzzFeed is with the comment ‘You were saying??’ 

The bombshell report claimed the president directed Cohen to lie in his testimony to Congress about a Trump Organization tower deal in Moscow that continued through the summer of 2016.

The report, if true, would constitute subornation of perjury – a felony crime. Obstruction of justice was the first order of impeachment against President Richard Nixon.   

But Trump blasted his former lawyer and fixer Cohen on Friday as a liar who was ‘trying to reduce his jail time’ when he reportedly told Special Counsel Robert Mueller that a scheme to build a Trump Tower project in Moscow extended through the 2016 Republican National Convention and into the months before Trump became president-elect.

Michael Cohen arrives home to his apartment in New York City. The longtime Trump lawyer appeared to have his arm in a sling and had a pillow on top of his arm

Michael Cohen arrives home to his apartment in New York City. The longtime Trump lawyer appeared to have his arm in a sling and had a pillow on top of his arm

Earlier Friday Cohen returned to his Manhattan apartment Friday after getting medical treatment – with his arm appearing to be in a sling on a day President Trump and his team once again branded him a liar. 

Cohen advisor Lanny Davis said Cohen had gone into the hospital for pre-scheduled shoulder surgery. 

Cohen could be seen with his left arm covered, hanging in a sling. He was holding a full-size white pillow against his body. His right hand had a small bandage of the kind used to cover a small wound by an IV. 

He also wore a red identification bracelet of the kind distributed by hospitals. 

 

 

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