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Giuliani: Trump team reached out to Mueller office after BuzzFeed article, both “agreed a significant portion of it was false”

Giuliani: Trump team reached out to Mueller office after BuzzFeed article, both “agreed a significant portion of it was false”

“We commend them for standing up for the truth.”

President Donald Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani said that his legal team reached out to Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s office after BuzzFeed dropped a supposed bombshell that Trump told former lawyer Michael Cohen to lie to Congress.

Giuliani said that both sides “agreed a significant portion of it was false.”

We all knew this was bad because Mueller’s office came out publicly to deny the story. They have not done this before with any other story about the investigation into possible Trump-Russia collusion during the 2016 election.

From FoxNews:

BuzzFeed reported that its sources had seen texts, emails and other documents confirming the allegations that Trump directed Cohen to mislead lawmakers about the timing of discussions with Russian government officials over a proposed Trump Tower project in Moscow, though BuzzFeed’s reporters never saw the evidence for themselves. Giuliani disputes that the evidence even exists.

“We commend them for standing up for the truth,” Giuliani said, referring to Mueller’s team.

“There are no texts and emails or other documents to corroborate BuzzFeed’s claim for the simple reason that it is not true,” Giuliani told Fox News. “Whoever is responsible for this is lying.”

Giuliani told Fox News that Trump “had several conversations with Michael Cohen about the Trump Tower proposal. Cohen said the effort ended in January of 2016, and as far as President Trump knows, it ended then.” However, Giuliani added that Trump can’t say definitely when the proposal was shelved and answered a written question from Mueller to that effect.

“President Trump remembers very little about this, and Michael Cohen keeps saying different things,” Giuliani said. “There are no documents to reflect anything about this transaction other than a letter of intent.”

The president’s attorney added that the scope of the questions from Mueller “went to the end of 2016, but that doesn’t mean the Trump Tower proposal goes until then.”

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In case no one has noticed, Mueller did not refute the charge made by the two morons from buzzfeed. He said that it was “Inaccurate”. That could mean that only one word was wrong or that any one of several things could be amiss but not the meaning of their statement. If I were a journalist, I would not be the first to jump on this runaway downhill wagon.

    NGAREADER in reply to inspectorudy. | January 21, 2019 at 8:01 pm

    So you’re saying Muller would make the effort to make that statement if it was mostly true?

      MarkS in reply to NGAREADER. | January 21, 2019 at 8:51 pm

      Word around the blogisphere is that Mueller is afraid of what Barr might to about his office leaking and wanted to put on an act for the new AG

      inspectorudy in reply to NGAREADER. | January 22, 2019 at 6:47 am

      I was trying to say that Mueller was tamping down this wave of msm BS and pressure on his investigation to make a statement about an obvious felony. By not getting into the weeds, he was able to stop the uproar but he didn’t actually say anything about the charge except to say that the buzzfeed story was “Inaccurate”. If I was going to refute something I would choose a better word than “Inaccurate”. By using that particular word Mueller has left a lot on the table. The right talking heads changed his word to “Refute” or “Denied” but they are being as inaccurate as the buzzfeed article. If I wrote a story about you beating four wives and you called it inaccurate because you only beat one, would that still be a story?

Since we know the FBI records are notoriously unreliable, no recordings really, in 2019? The whole witch hunt lives or dies by how closely the media reports will adhere to the leaked info. We know it will be leaked, that’s not the question, the question is does Trump have proof refuting whatever lies they’ll float. Likely this was a test run.

Actually Mueller had to respond to this, the alternate would have been devastating to the security, integrity sincerity to the investigation. If the reporting was even remotely true about texts and emails, the only place they would have been able to come from would have been his group. What does that ultimately say about his group.

    Jackie in reply to starride. | January 21, 2019 at 8:27 pm

    That was Mark Levin’s take. Also if Mueller could prove a conspiracy between Trump and Cohen, Cohen would have had to plead guilty to that conspiracy to build Mueller’s case.

Sounds to me Mueller has no documentation and Cohen is a convicted liar. Also Barr is coming and the days of Mueller terrorizing people may be over.

Mueller made the statement after Giuliani pinged him.

I’m not clear why Giuliani made this statement and I’m not sure it’s helpful. Why not quit when you’re ahead? Giuliani is a strange man.

    I’ve wondered the same about many of Rudy’s past statements. He epitomizes the loose lips…. thing

    Connivin Caniff in reply to Pasadena Phil. | January 22, 2019 at 1:44 am

    I agree 100%. In general, Trump really needs better advisers, speech writers and spokespersons. Trump is still using the incorrect 11,000,000 number of illegal aliens, when the real number is 22 to 30 million, according to liberal reports. Further, it is not that the President is shutting down the government: the problem should be framed that the Congress has not yet provided suitable legislation to assure the safety and security of United States and its citizens.

some genuine russian collusion that happens to be note-for-note stunning

What I don’t get is the changing dates for the ‘cessation’ of negotiations about the Moscow project. Candidate Trump was a businessman, and the business doesn’t just stop when the top executive pursues another “project”.

Right up to the very election day, Donald Trump was supposed to lose. That he and his outfit kept a business prospect alive during that time is what a business person does. Ever since the election, I have been amazed at the number of Congressfolk, and their media lapdogs, who have apparently never met a real businessman outside of Silicone Valley.