BuzzFeed issues defiant statement after Robert Mueller's carefully worded denial
Robert Mueller in the Oval Office on July 20, 2012. (Photo by Pete Souza.)

On Friday, Buzzfeed News issued a statement saying that they stand by their reporting that President Donald Trump directed his former lawyer, Michael Cohen, to lie to Congress.

In a rare move, Special prosecutor Robert Mueller issued a statement refuting parts of the story.

"In response to the statement tonight from the Special Counsel's spokesman: We stand by our reporting and the sources who informed it, and we urge the Special Counsel to make clear what he's disputing," Buzzfeed Editor-in-Chief Ben Smith tweeted.

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