Special Counsel Robert Mueller denied Friday night a sensational BuzzFeed News report alleging his investigation had compiled evidence that President Trump directed Michael Cohen, his longtime personal lawyer and fixer, to lie to Congress about the Moscow Trump Tower project. "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," said Mueller spokesman Peter Carr. It was the first such denial the special counsel's office has offered since it was established in 2017, suggesting "it would have been taken only if the special counsel’s office viewed the story as almost entirely incorrect," The Washington Post reports. BuzzFeed News Editor Ben Smith said the site stood by its reporting and called on Mueller to clarify "what he's disputing."

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