Experts are flummoxed by a statement the special counsel Robert Mueller put out disputing a BuzzFeed News report that indicated President Donald Trump told Michael Cohen to lie to Congress about the proposed Trump Tower Moscow deal.
The statement is an unprecedented move from Mueller’s office, which is investigating whether the Trump campaign colluded with Moscow to tip the 2016 US election in Trump’s favor.
“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,” spokesman Peter Carr told INSIDER in an email on Friday.
The response came less than a day after the report was published.
Journalists, pundits, and experts sought to make sense of the special counsel Robert Mueller’s move to dispute a BuzzFeed News report, which according to two law-enforcement sources, indicated President Donald Trump told Michael Cohen to lie to Congress about…