Despite the fact that Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s office took the extraordinary step to publicly dispute a Buzzfeed smear article about President Trump, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) is determined to investigate the unfounded claims made by the publication.

Yesterday, during CBS’s Face the Nation, Schiff said he would “absolutely” investigate the debunked claims in the Buzzfeed story which reported that President Trump instructed his attorney Michael Cohen to lie to Congress about a Trump Tower project in Moscow.


When asked by Face the Nation host Margaret Brennan if he would investigate the Buzzfeed article, Schiff replied, “Absolutely, absolutely. Congress has a fundamental interest in two things first in getting to the bottom of why a witness came before us and lied and who else was knowledgeable that this was a lie.”

On Friday, Mueller spokesman Peter Carr said “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 are not accurate.”

The President responded to the Buzzfeed story on Friday, writing on Twitter, “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!”