CNN: Trump Team Reached out to Special Counsel After BuzzFeed Article

‘So while Trump’s legal team did reach out to them, the decision to release this extraordinarily rare statement to the public came within the Special Counsel’s Office’

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BROWN: “ So we have learned, through my conversation with Rudy Giuliani, that Trump’s legal team did reach out to the Special Counsel’s Office on Friday following this BuzzFeed story that made this assertion that the Special Counsel’s Office had evidence supporting this claim that the President directed Michael Cohen, his former attorney, to lie the Congress about Trump Tower Moscow. And our reporting is that Trump’s attorneys were concerned about this. They of course knew what they had turned over to the special counsel. According to them, there was nothing to support that claim, so they did reach out. Rudy Giuliani would not say exactly and what form that communication happened and what the substance of those communications were, but we are told, my colleague Laura Jarrett is told, that the Special Counsel’s decision to release that statement knocking down the central premise of that story that they do have this corroborated evidence supporting that Trump lied to — sorry, that Trump told Cohen to lie to Congress, they made that decision on their own to release that statement. So while Trump’s legal team did reach out to them, the decision to release this extraordinarily rare statement to the public came within the Special Counsel’s Office.“

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