White House Spox Refuses to Deny Trump Directed Michael Cohen to Lie to Congress

White House Deputy Press Secretary Hogan Gidley came out strongly against the latest report from BuzzFeed, which states President Donald Trump instructed former lawyer Michael Cohen to lie to Congress about negotiations to build a Trump Tower in Moscow.

“This is absolutely ludicrous that we are giving any type of prudence or credibility to a news outlet like BuzzFeed,” Gidley told Fox News on Friday. “They are irresponsible, responsible totally and completely for the publishing of totally and completely false dossier. It went on her this morning and said he couldn’t corroborate any of his own evidence. He ran it anyway. This is quite frankly the problem with the press and why the president continues to call them fake news. There is nothing in that piece that can be corroborated.”

When asked by Bill Hemmer if the White House denies the story, Gidley did not say they do.

“I’m telling you right now, this is why the president refuses to give any credence or credibility to news outlets because they have no ability to corroborate anything they’re putting out there. They are just using innuendo, shady sources.

“That was not a denial of my question,” Hemmer said.

“No, but the premise is ridiculous,” Hogan replied. We are also talking about Michael Cohen, who quite frankly has been proven to be a liar.”

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Julio has previously written for Independent Journal Review. He is currently a Military/Veterans Contributor for and serving in the Marine Corps Reserves.