Former White House press secretary Sean Spicer reacts.
BuzzFeed published an explosive claim that a boss of a United States systematic his former lawyer, Michael Cohen, to distortion to congressional committees questioning Russia’s division in a 2016 election. Specifically, in a news story sourced to dual unknown law-enforcement officials pronounced to be “involved in an review of a matter,” a site reported that Special Counsel Robert Mueller had learned, yet mixed witnesses and documents, of President Trump’s purported instruction to Cohen; subsequently, on being confronted by prosecutors, Cohen had presumably certified that Trump gave a order.
As a rule, Mueller does not criticism on press reports about his probe. Yet, in a rarely surprising pierce Friday night, a prosecutor refuted the story by reporters Jason Leopold and Anthony Cormier. Through a spokesman, Mueller asserted:
BuzzFeed’s outline of specific statements to a special counsel’s office, and characterization of papers and testimony performed by this office, per Michael Cohen’s congressional testimony are not accurate.
Clearly, Mueller did a right thing….