Buzzfeed wrote a bombshell article about Trump instructed Cohen to lie. The newly released transcripts prove that was a lie. However, despite acknowledging that the story was not accurate the authors are trying to spin it to say the transcripts bolster their story.
Michael Cohen acknowledged in congressional testimony it was “plausible” that President Donald Trump had not instructed him through coded language to lie to Congress about negotiations to build a Trump Tower in Moscow, as the former Trump lawyer has claimed.
One congressional staffer asked Cohen:
And I’m just thinking maybe, perhaps, you had this code, but because he said cooperate, there’s nothing to be afraid of, cooperate, not that he said “nothing to be afraid of,” but you see what l’m saying — cooperate, you know, there is no Russia, go forward, that is certainly a plausible explanation, no?
Cohen replied: “It’s plausible.”