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BuzzFeed reporters who broke Cohen lying story ‘may have been misled’ by their sources: John Dean

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Nixon-era White House counsel John Dean responded live on-air to the rare public statement made by special counsel Robert Mueller Friday night.

Through a spokesperson, Mueller said that BuzzFeed News’ report alleging specific details of how the special counsel learned that Donald Trump allegedly ordered his former attorney Michael Cohen to lie to Congress was “not accurate.”

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Dean noted to CNN’s Erin Burnett that he looked into the reporters who broke the story — one of whom is a Pulitzer winner, the other he knows personally as a “careful reporter” — and concluded that their sources may have led them down the wrong path.

“It sounds very terrible for BuzzFeed,” Dean said. “I have a lot of faith in the fact that Mueller never puts out statements or rarely [does].”

“They are investigative reporters,” the former White House counsel said. “They must have been misled by their sources.”

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Chris Wallace shreds Ken Starr: Trump’s scandal ‘a much bigger issue than whether Bill Clinton lied about sex’

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Fox News host Chris Wallace argued that the deeds President Donald Trump is accused of are more serious to the country than President Bill Clinton's actions, who was impeached for lying about sex.

During a break in impeachment hearings on Monday, Wallace called out Ken Starr's "characterization of this process and what we heard today... he said that the presentation against the president is narrow, prosecutors look through the world through dirty windows, it's slanted."

"And you know, it just seems to me -- and Ken, I see you there on the screen so I'll be talking directly to you -- when you compare this to the Clinton impeachment, which was basically about whether the president had lied under oath about sex," Wallace continued. "I'm not talking about whether this story is true or not."

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Estranged Republican horrified her former party thinks Trump is better than Lincoln

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Estranged former Republican Ashley Pratte found herself aghast by a recent poll showing a majority of GOP voters now rate President Donald Trump more favorably than Abraham Lincoln.

Writing for NBC News, Pratte argued that Lincoln, widely considered by historians to be one of America's greatest presidents, was the polar opposite of Trump.

"Trump’s years in office have been full of nepotism, scandal, profiting from his position as president and now he is about to become the third-ever president to be impeached," she argued. "So how can those same Republicans now honestly believe that Trump has, in any way, been a good president, let alone one of the best?"

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‘Castor lies’: GOP counsel busted for peddling Ukraine falsehood in impeachment testimony

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Republican counsel Stephen Castor lied during his impeachment defense of President Donald Trump.

The GOP attorney testified that Ukrainian officials "did not learn (military aid) was paused until the pause was reported publicly in the U.S. media on Aug. 28," but Just Security editor-in-chief Ryan Goodman said that claim was false.

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Castor: Ukraine officials "did not learn it was paused until the pause was reported publicly in the US media on August 28"

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