After BuzzFeed News’ “bombshell” was disputed by Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, Donald Trump Jr. hit back at the publication and his political opponents.
Breitbart reports the “once-thought-to-be-explosive story alleging ex-Trump lawyer Michael Cohen provided Mueller with evidence that the president instructed him to lie to Congress” is completely fake.
President Trump rang in his own criticism of BuzzFeed News, the report, and its coverage.
“Remember it was Buzzfeed that released the totally discredited ‘Dossier,’ paid for by Crooked Hillary Clinton and the Democrats (as opposition research), on which the entire Russian probe is based! A very sad day for journalism, but a great day for our Country!” Trump said in a tweet.
“Fake News is truly the ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE!” the president tweeted.
Donald Trump Jr., the president’s son, took a much more specific approach and responded to BuzzFeed News and several others after the BuzzFeed News article was refuted by Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation.
Trump Jr. also responded to BuzzFeed News Editor-in-Chief Ben Smith who issued a statement defending his publication’s reporting.
Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel also chimed in: “The entire premise of this story, which received wall-to-wall coverage, was based on ‘evidence’ the reporters admitted they never even saw. Who could’ve predicted that the publishers of the phony dossier would get this wrong, too?”