On Thursday evening, two BuzzFeed reporters claimed that President Trump instructed former longtime lawyer Michael Cohen to lie to Congress about construction of a Trump Tower in Moscow.
The story also says that the president was supportive of Cohen’s plan to meet with Putin about the tower negotiations. It goes on to state that Donald Trump Jr. and Ivanka were in on the plans for the tower.
BuzzFeed claimed to have two high-level, 100 percent “read-in” sources. They made this claim, even as one of the article’s reporters said Friday morning on CNN he had not have actually seen the documents.
Essentially, the article claimed that Trump obstructed justice and suborned perjury, impeachment worthy offenses. Well, it now appears that BuzzFeed’s story is not accurate, according to Robert Mueller’s team.
Specifically, a spokesman for the Muller team said:
Their “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.”