Trump Says Disputed BuzzFeed Report Is ‘A Very Sad Day for Journalism’
Mueller's office rejected the report that claimed Trump instructed Cohen to lie
Following Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s office statement disputing claims by BuzzFeed News that Donald Trump told his former lawyer Michael Cohen to lie, the President has said it was 'a very sad day for journalism.'
Trump Tweeted the news outlet was also responsible for publishing an unverified dossier which reported on salacious details his alleged links to Russia.
“A great day for our country,” Trump ended the tweet.
Mueller's office rejected the report that claimed Trump instructed Cohen to lie about the timing of negotiations over a proposed Trump Tower project in Moscow.
The dossier was edited by a former British intelligence officer, Christopher Steele, who as also hired by political research Fusion GPS during the 2016 presidential.
We reported last year that billionaire globalist George Soros funded fusion GPS.
It was also revealed that the Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee had also funded the research that led to the dossier.
The dossier finally was handed over to the FBI, who secured warrants to surveil Trump aide Carter Page.
Trump retweeted criticisms of the news outlet.
“The BuzzFeed bombshell bombed. It blew up in their face, and the rest of the fake news are casualties too,” one the tweets read.
Rudy Giuliani, the President's lawyer, called on the Justice Department to review the sources of the BuzzFeed’s report.
In response to the statement tonight from the Special Counsel's spokesman: We stand by our reporting and the sources who informed it, and we urge the Special Counsel to make clear what he's disputing.— Ben Smith (@BuzzFeedBen) January 19, 2019
Remember it was Buzzfeed that released the totally discredited “Dossier,” paid for by Crooked Hillary Clinton and the Democrats (as opposition research), on which the entire Russian probe is based! A very sad day for journalism, but a great day for our Country!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 19, 2019
Fake News is truly the ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 19, 2019
According to the Washington Examiner:
The website cited two anonymous federal law enforcement officials in its reporting that Trump directed his then-attorney Michael Cohen to lie in congressional testimony about negotiations for a Trump Tower project in Moscow.
Cohen, who has been interviewed by Mueller's team, pleaded guilty in November to lying to Congress about the proposed building.
Special counsel spokesman Peter Carr said in a statement Friday:
“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."
So far, BuzzFeed is standing by its reporting. Editor-in-Chief Ben Smith said he was confident in the sourcing.