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Mueller team disputes aspects of Buzzfeed report on Trump, Cohen

Posted On: Jan 19, 2019   |   Posted By: Politico

Special Counsel Robert Mueller's office is denying aspects of a blockbuster BuzzFeed news report that President Donald Trump instructed his former personal attorney Michael Cohen to lie to Congress about dealings related to a Trump Tower Moscow project under consideration during the 2016 presidential election. Mueller's normally tight-lipped operation issued a statement Friday night indicating that the BuzzFeed report contained inaccuracies, at least with respect to its statements about the information gathered by the special counsel's team. “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,” Mueller spokesman Peter Carr said in a statement. He did not elaborate. Trump quickly took Twitter to react to the news, retweeting messages from supporters who'd expressed suspicion about the report. “We called it. FAKE NEWS! ‘More Buzzfeed B.S.'”...

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