Donald Trump directed his longtime “fixer” Michael Cohen to lie to Congress, Buzzfeed News reported Thursday night.
The lie was about negotiations to build a Trump Tower in Moscow — and special counsel Robert Mueller knows all about it.
Citing two sources, Buzzfeed reported that, “Cohen also told the special counsel that after the election, the president personally instructed him to lie — by claiming that negotiations ended months earlier than they actually did — in order to obscure Trump’s involvement.”
“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,” Buzzfeed explained. “Cohen then acknowledged those instructions during his interviews with that office.”
Buzzfeed claims their reporting, “is the first known example of Trump explicitly telling a subordinate to lie directly about his own dealings with Russia.”
The story also explains that Ivanka Trump and Donald Trump, Jr. received detailed updates about the Trump Moscow project.