Mueller's Extraordinary Statement Proves Press Has Gone Too Far

  • 2019-01-19
  • Source: AAN
  • by: AAN Staff
Mueller's Extraordinary Statement Proves Press Has Gone Too Far
By The White House from Washington, DC (P072012PS-0298) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
Special Counsel Robert Mueller's office took unprecedented action this weekend, sharply criticizing a "bombshell" breathlessly reported by BuzzFeed News claiming President Trump instructed Michael Cohen to lie to Congress. (Fox News)
 

“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,” Peter Carr, a spokesman for Mueller’s office, said.

The statement is remarkable in that Mueller's team rarely issues statements in response to news stories. But BuzzFeed's story sparked immense interest from Democrats, who called for renewed investigations and even suggested the allegations could be a basis for impeachment proceedings.

Buzzfeed's Editor-in-Chief Ben Smith tweeted after the release of the statement Friday: "In response to the statement tonight from the Special Counsel's spokesman: We stand by our reporting and the sources who informed it, and we urge the Special Counsel to make clear what he's disputing."

 

The statement reiterated an earlier tweet from the Buzzfeed PR Twitter account, which said the publication "stands by this story 100%."

 
President Trump had a different take.
 
 
 Source: AAN
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