Donald Trump Jr. trolls BuzzFeed following Mueller team's report dispute: 'Hahahahaha'

Donald Trump Jr. trolls BuzzFeed following Mueller team's report dispute: 'Hahahahaha'

Politicians were relatively mum Friday night, a sharp contrast from earlier in the day when several top Democrats, including Rep. Ted Lieu of California, demanded the president be impeached based on the BuzzFeed story.

Cohen is due to testify before a House committee in early February.

On Twitter on Friday morning, Trump charged that Cohen was "Lying to reduce his jail time!"

Friday's statement by the special counsel's office, meanwhile, was highly unusual. Trump's current lawyer said the allegations sparking the inquiry are "categorically false".

Peter Carr, a spokesperson for Mueller's office, released a rare statement Friday disputing the report - the second of its kind since the investigation into so-called collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation began. "The @HouseJudiciary Committee's job is to get to the bottom of it, and we will do that work", the New York Democrat wrote on Twitter.

The website said that Cohen had told investigators that Donald Trump had instructed him to lie about plans to build a Trump Tower in Moscow. Cohen told Congress those negotiations ended in January 2016.

Democrats, who took over the US House of Representatives this month, have generally been cautious regarding any talk of impeachment to remove Mr Trump from office, although some rank-and-file members have pushed for such a resolution.

Cohen, who was the real estate billionaire's right-hand-man and fixer at the Trump Organization in NY at the time, pleaded guilty a year ago to charges that he violated campaign finance laws by arranging hush payments ahead of the 2016 election to women who claimed credibly to have had extramarital affairs with Trump.

A day after the report published, Mueller's office disputed it as "not accurate".

The special counsel's office learned about Trump's directive for Cohen to lie to Congress through interviews with multiple witnesses from the Trump Organization and internal company emails, text messages, and a cache of other documents.

Law enforcement officers had gathered this evidence before Cohen was interviewed by special counsel Robert Mueller, according to BuzzFeed's sources.

But Mueller's office saw fit to say, without getting into specifics, that BuzzFeed's reporting was "not accurate". He vowed that "we will do what's necessary to find out if it's true".

"We remain confident in the accuracy of our report", BuzzFeed said.

White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders dismissed a bombshell BuzzFeed report claiming President Donald Trump directed Michael Cohen to lie as "absolutely ridiculous".

"It was a total phony story and I appreciate the special counsel coming out with a statement last night".

The allegations leveled in the story are serious.

"This is a crime if it's true, and our reporting suggests that it is", Cormier says.

Separately on Thursday, Trump's lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, told the Journal that what the story revealed is that Cohen is a thief: Cohen promised to pay $50,000 to the man he asked to help Trump's results in the online polls, but actually only gave him between $12,000 and $13,000 - and, the newspaper reported, one boxing glove. That should send a chill down everybody's spine.

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"What I have been telling all reporters is that many stories about our investigation have been inaccurate".

The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, Rep. Jerrold Nadler of NY, said his committee would investigate as well.

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