President Trump’s personal attorney is calling for an investigation into BuzzFeed, after their latest “bombshell” was proven to be fake news.
Washington Examiner reported that Giuliani called on the Department of Justice to investigate BuzzFeed News’ sources behind its bombshell report that the president told Michael Cohen to lie in his congressional testimony.
Giuliani also issued rare praise of special counsel Robert Mueller for disputing Thursday’s report, while slamming the media for its “hysterical” response to the story.
“I commend Bob Mueller’s office for correcting the BuzzFeed false story that Pres. Trump encouraged Cohen to lie. I ask the press to take heed that their hysterical desire to destroy this President has gone too far. They pursued this without critical analysis all day,” Giuliani tweeted Friday.
Now the DOJ must reveal the leakers of this false BuzzFeed story which the press and Democrats gleefully embraced. And maybe House Dems should wait to investigate until the Mueller report is filed. 4 have started already.There may be nothing to legitimately investigate.
— Rudy Giuliani (@RudyGiuliani) January 19, 2019
Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union,” former New York City mayor and President Donald Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani said BuzzFeed should be “under investigation” for their report based on anonymous source said that claimed Trump instructed his lawyer Michael Cohen to lie about a proposed Trump Tower project in Russia.
Special counsel Robert Mueller’s office has disputed the BuzzFeed report.
Giuliani said, “Yesterday BuzzFeed published a story that was scandalous. It was horrible. They should be sued, under investigation. They said the president of the United States counseled someone to lie.”
He added, “Michael Cohen is a serial liar. If you can figure out what Michael Cohen is telling the truth, you’re better than I am, Jake. That’s what happened to BuzzFeed. They bought a totally phony story. They weren’t going to buy it unless they got some phony stuff about federal agents and then they went with it because they are the same ones who published the Steele dossier when no one else would do it. Obviously have a hatred for the president. ”