WASHINGTON (AP) — 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.”
President Donald Trump says it’s “a very sad day for journalism, but a great day for our Country!” after the special counsel’s office disputed the accuracy of a BuzzFeed News story about the president.
A spokesman for special counsel Robert Mueller’s office issued an extraordinary and unprecedented statement on Friday night characterizing as “not accurate” a BuzzFeed story that said Trump had directed his former attorney Michael Cohen to lie to Congress about a Trump real estate project in Moscow. The statement didn’t cite any specific errors.
BuzzFeed says it stands by its reporting but is “working to determine what exactly” Mueller’s office is disputing.
Some senior Democrats had said that if the BuzzFeed report was confirmed, Trump’s actions could rise to the level of impeachment.
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