On Jan. 18, a now infamous BuzzFeed story erroneously revealed that estranged Trump attorney Michael Cohen “told the special counsel that after the election, the president personally instructed him to lie-by claiming that negotiations ended months earlier than they actually did-in order to obscure Trump’s involvement.” What BuzzFeed called “the first known example of Trump explicitly telling a subordinate to lie directly about his own dealings with Russia” has now been decisively debunked by Robert Mueller’s report. According to the report, “Cohen said that he and the President did not explicitly discuss whether Cohen’s testimony about the Trump Tower Moscow project would be or was false, and the President did not direct him to provide false testimony. Cohen also said he did not tell the President about the specifics of his planned testimony.” BuzzFeed’s dubious Leftist smear campaign has been exposed for everyone to see. Precisely no one can believe anything they report ever again. In other words, welcome to the MSNBC Club for Dezinformatsiya.
Here’s more from The Daily Caller…
Special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on the Russia investigation directly contradicts an explosive BuzzFeed story that claimed Mueller had evidence President Donald Trump directed Michael Cohen, his former attorney, to lie to Congress about a potential Moscow real estate deal.
The Jan. 18 BuzzFeed story claimed that Cohen “told the special counsel that after the election, the president personally instructed him to lie — by claiming that negotiations ended months earlier than they actually did — in order to obscure Trump’s involvement.”
The story claimed that Mueller’s office “learned about Trump’s directive for Cohen to lie to Congress through interviews with multiple witnesses from the Trump Organization and internal company emails, text messages, and a cache of other documents. Cohen then acknowledged those instructions during his interviews with that office.”