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Robert Mueller’s office shoots down BuzzFeed’s Cohen perjury report

January 19, 2019

A spokesman for special counsel Robert Mueller late Friday denied a BuzzFeed report alleging President Trump ordered Michael Cohen to lie to Congress.

It is a rare public statement by Mueller’s team, which almost never comments on media reports.

“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,” said Peter Carr, a spokesman for Mr. Mueller.

The statement caps a day of denials issued by Mr. Trump and his legal team after the story hit Thursday night

It also raises questions about BuzzFeed’s sources for the story.

Anthony Cormier, who co-authored the bombshell report, told CNN on Friday he had not personally reviewed the evidence. But also said the story was 100 percent accurate based on information provided to the special counsel.

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