The special counsel’s office is disputing a bombshell report published by BuzzFeed alleging that President Donald Trump instructed Michael Cohen to lie to Congress.
From Daily Caller:
“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,” spokesman Peter Carr said in a statement to The Daily Caller News Foundation.
BuzzFeed reported Thursday night that Cohen, a former personal attorney to Trump, told prosecutors working for special counsel Robert Mueller that Trump had instructed him to lie to Congress in 2017 about his efforts to build a Trump Tower in Moscow during the 2016 presidential campaign.
Two anonymous law enforcement sources told BuzzFeed that emails and witness interviews backed up Cohen’s alleged claims.
But the statement from Mueller’s office pours cold water on the story, which was hailed Friday as the most significant report related to the Russia probe. Democrats seized on the report to call for congressional investigations into whether Trump obstructed justice or suborned perjury from Cohen, who was sentenced to three years in prison on Dec. 12.