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Special Council makes rare statement casting doubt on BuzzFeed News’ Cohen report

Special Council makes rare statement casting doubt on BuzzFeed News’ Cohen report

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Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s office has disputed a report in BuzzFeed News that U.S. President Donald Trump directed his former lawyer to lie to Congress about a real estate project in Moscow as Congressional Democrats vowed to investigate allegations. In a first for the Mueller investigation, the Special Counsel’s Office commented on a media report, saying in a January 18 statement that the allegations, based on two unnamed law enforcement sources, were not “accurate.” “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,” Peter Carr, a spokesman for Mueller’s office, said in the statement, though he did not say the entire article was wrong. BuzzFeed said in a statement that it was standing by its reporting and urged the Special Counsel “to make clear what he’s disputing.” The White House has called the…
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