Robert Mueller's office issues cryptic statement in response to BuzzFeed's reporting
FBI Director Robert Mueller testifies during a House Appropriations Committee hearing on the FBI Budget, on Capitol Hill on March 19, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (UPI/Kevin Dietsch via Creative Commons)

Special prosecutor Robert Mueller has issued a cryptic statement about BuzzFeed's blockbuster report about Trump ordering his former lawyer, Michael Cohen, to give false testimony to Congress.


"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 is not accurate," the statement from Mueller spokesman Peter Carr said.

As Chris Matthews of MSNBC noted as he read the statement, the wording was very specific in its denials—saying it pertained to "this office" but not catergorically—and the very fact that Mueller's team issued a statement while remaining quiet about so many other reports was interesting.

As spokesman, Carr's dealings with the media, in which he reveals almost nothing, has made him a figure of intense interest among Beltway reporters.

Mueller's team has had precious few leaks to the media.