Special Counsel disputes Buzzfeed article on Michael Cohen

OAN Newsroom
8:35 PM PT — Friday, January 18, 2019

FILE – In this Dec. 7, 2018 file photo, Michael Cohen, former lawyer to President Donald Trump, leaves his apartment building in New York. A report by BuzzFeed News, citing two unnamed law enforcement officials, says that Trump directed Cohen to lie to Congress and that Cohen regularly briefed Trump on the project. The Associated Press has not independently confirmed the report. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

A spokesperson for the special counsel’s office is disputing the Buzzfeed News report claiming Michael Cohen was directed by the President to lie to congress about a possible project in Moscow, Russia.

In a statement on Friday, that spokesperson said, “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.”

Worth noting, it’s extremely rare the office of the special counsel to comment on the special counsel to comment on specific news stories.

This after President Trump suggested his former attorney may not be telling the truth in order to get a lighter sentence.

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