BuzzFeed News dropped a “bombshell” story on Thursday night claiming President Donald Trump ordered his former attorney, Michael Cohen, to lie to Congress.
Democrats and liberals worked themselves into a frenzy, claiming that the story would be the final straw that finally led to Trump’s impeachment.
However, all those liberal hopes and dreams were shattered on Friday night when the report was debunked — by Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s office.
“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,” a spokesperson from Mueller’s office said in a statement.
BuzzFeed’s original report stated:
“President Donald Trump directed his longtime attorney Michael Cohen to lie to Congress about negotiations to build a Trump Tower in Moscow, according to two federal law enforcement officials involved in an investigation of the matter.”
The reported added: “Trump also supported a plan, set up by Cohen, to visit Russia during the presidential campaign, in order to personally meet President Vladimir Putin and jump-start the tower negotiations. “Make it happen,” the sources said Trump told Cohen.”
However, BuzzFeed didn’t retract its reporting, issuing a short statement and standing by its reporting.
“We are continuing to report and determine what the special counsel is disputing. We remain confident in the accuracy of our report,” BuzzFeed reportedly said in a statement.
Donald Trump Jr. seemed very amused by the news.
The reaction from Twitter was similar:
White House press secretary Sarah Sanders also denied BuzzFeed’s report on Friday, calling it “ridiculous.”
BuzzFeed has some explaining to do.