A White House spokesman refused to deny a BuzzFeed report that President Donald Trump directed his lawyer to commit perjury.
Hogan Gidley, the deputy press secretary, appeared Friday morning on Fox News, where he was asked to comment on the report that Trump told his former attorney Michael Cohen to lie to congressional investigators about a Moscow real estate project.
“This is absolutely ludicrous that we are giving any type of credence or credibility to a news outlet like BuzzFeed,” Gidley said. “They are responsible totally and completely for the release of a discredited, disproven false dossier.”
Gidley claimed one of the reporters admitted he could not corroborate the evidence used in the article, but Fox News anchor Bill Hemmer said the reporter said the reporter had relied on two trusted sources.
“But that’s not news, that’s something he sees and puts out there,” Gidley said. “It’s the same reason and rationale behind a dossier that has caused this entire fake witch hunt Russia investigation, and now it’s all been disproven and debunked at this point. This is the type of thing that we have to do with every day, we’re used to it. A report came out that 90 percent of the coverage against this president last year was negative, this is another in a long line of ridiculous charges without any corroboration or credibility whatsoever.”
Iran accuses foreign forces of raising Gulf ‘insecurity’ — but doesn’t mention Trump by name
President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday denounced the presence of foreign forces in the Gulf and said Iran will present a peace plan, after its arch-foe Washington ordered reinforcements to the tense region.
"Foreign forces can cause problems and insecurity for our people and for our region," Rouhani said before a military parade commemorating the Iran-Iraq war.
Rouhani also said Iran would present a peace plan to the United Nations within days.
"In this sensitive and important historical moment, we announce to our neighbours that we extend the hand of friendship and brotherhood to them," he said.
Trump holds mass rally with Indian Prime Minister that was more like a campaign event than official one
US President Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday declared themselves united in a relentless fight against "terrorism," vowing a close, personal alliance in front of tens of thousands of Indian-Americans.
The two leaders, like-minded nationalists fond of fiery rallies and skeptical of traditional media, heaped praise on each other in an unusual joint appearance inside a football stadium in Houston.
To the bhangra beats of four drummers in saffron turbans, Trump in his dark suit and Modi in a yellow kurta and vest made a grand entrance with arms clenched together to ecstatic cheers from a crowd estimated by organizers at 50,000.
Here’s how the law governing whistleblowers applies to the Trump Ukraine complaint
This week it was revealed that President Donald Trump did something so concerning that an intelligence staffer felt the need to report the incident and file for whistleblower protections.
Trump asked Ukraine to look into scandals about former Vice President Joe Biden's son Hunter. For nearly a year, Trump's former attorney Rudy Giuliani was admittedly working to persuade officials in Ukraine to find "dirt" on the Bidens that they could use in the election. While the accusations against the younger Biden have been disproven, it's suspected, but not confirmed, that this was the incident detailed in the complaint.