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."