Special counsel's office says BuzzFeed report 'not accurate'

The report alleges that Trump directed his former attorney, Michael Cohen, to lie during his testimony before Congress.
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Transcript for Special counsel's office says BuzzFeed report 'not accurate'
Next that bus beat news reports sparking a firestorm. Special counsel Robert Wohlers office taking the unusual step of publicly pushing back on the story that claims president trump directed Michael Cohen to lie to congress here's ABC's Chief Justice correspondent Pierre Thomas. Tonight president trump doing something rare. Praising the special counsel's office for their career decision to publicly chalice core aspects of that buzz feed news reports. The claim the president directed Michael Cohen to lie to congress. It was a total quality story. And I appreciate it back to doubt the coming out with a statement last night I that was very appropriate that they didn't tell I've read bucket brigade that. The Busby article which ABC news was not able to confirm claims to law enforcement sources said the president directed his longtime lawyer Colin to lie to congress about plans to build a trump tower in Moscow. Cohen pleaded guilty to lying to lawmakers when he testified the Moscow project. Was abandoned in January 2016. In fact negotiations to build the tower continued until that June deep into the campaign. According to buzz feed their sources say the special counsel has interviews with multiple witnesses from the Trump Organization internal company emails text messages. And a cast of other documents. But now the special counsel taking the extraordinary step to refute key points in the story buzz speeds description of specific statements of the special counsel's office and characterization of documents and testimony. Obtained about this office. Regarding Michael Cole and congressional testimony. Are not accurate. Buzz vita standing by the story tonight saying they reconfirmed their reporting and found no indication that any specific aspect is inaccurate the president. Firing back. I think that day but. Blood got there. And Pierre Thomas joins us now from Washington peer both the president and his legal team have been pushing back on this story ever since it was published. But even with the special council statement or so members of congress who still up questions. That's right time congressional Democrats have said they found the allegations disturbing and their vowing to get to the bottom of it. They'll get a chance to question Michael corn directly when he appeared before congress next month. Tom Pierre Thomas for us tonight here thank you and this programming note be sure to tune into this week tomorrow morning for all the latest on this and the president's new offered it and the government shut down.

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