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Buzzfeed’s Trump lawyer report not accurate – Mueller’s office

US special counsel Robert Mueller has disputed a claim that President Trump told his long-time lawyer Michael Cohen to lie to Congress.

Mueller’s office said the report by by Buzzfeed News was “not accurate”.

The website said that Cohen had told investigators that Donald Trump had instructed him to lie about plans to build a Trump Tower in Moscow.

Trump later denied the report saying his ex-lawyer had lied to investigators to “reduce his jail time”.

Responding to the special counsel’s statement, Buzzfeed editor-in-chief Ben Smith tweeted that he stood by the story.

Democratic politicians have said they will investigate the allegations. (BBC)