Council to the President and former NY mayor Rudy Giuliani said that after communicating with Mueller’s team that they agreed much of it was false.
President Trump’s attorney Rudy Giuliani told Fox News on Monday that his team communicated with Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s office about last week’s BuzzFeed News article alleging that Trump ordered his former lawyer attorney Michael Cohen to lie to Congress — and agreed a significant portion of it was false.
“We commend them for standing up for the truth,” Giuliani said, referring to Mueller’s team.
The special counsel’s office took the rare step Friday of publicly repudiating the BuzzFeed story, which claimed that investigators were in possession of witness statements, text messages, emails and other documents confirming that Trump directed Cohen to lie to lawmakers about the timing of discussions with Russian government officials over a proposed Trump Tower project in Moscow.
“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. The special counsel’s office does not usually issue statements in response to news reports about the Russia investigation. However, the BuzzFeed report caused a frenzy among congressional Democrats, some of whom suggested the story could be used as a basis for impeachment proceedings against the president.
Watch as Giuliani tells Jake Tapper BuzzFeedNews should be sued for their “fakenews” article…
— Chuck Callesto (@ChuckCallesto) January 21, 2019