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Mueller investigation goes on the record to deny BuzzFeed report

Mueller investigation goes on the record to deny BuzzFeed report

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  • The only people who know what’s really going on here work at the OSC and report to Bob Mueller.

  • I can’t help but feel bad for BuzzFeed. People were bending over backward all day saying “no they’re a legit news outfit, not just pet videos” - which is true, but this doesn’t help. They’re in a tough spot now and I do hope that they come out of this looking ok.

    I do find it interesting though that

    I can’t help but feel bad for BuzzFeed. People were bending over backward all day saying “no they’re a legit news outfit, not just pet videos” - which is true, but this doesn’t help. They’re in a tough spot now and I do hope that they come out of this looking ok.

    I do find it interesting though that by applauding this statement - the White House is tacitly approving of Mueller’s findings.

    Also, Ronan Farrow just said he passed on the reporting: https://twitter.com/ronanfarrow/status/1086425618802241536?s=21

  • Special counsel's remarks are far from denying the substance of the BuzFeed article. A minor insignificant difference would allow the Office to make the claim. And if the release of the info was not appropriate at this time, Counsel's Office would release such a statement. Special Counsel's reply is

    Special counsel's remarks are far from denying the substance of the BuzFeed article. A minor insignificant difference would allow the Office to make the claim. And if the release of the info was not appropriate at this time, Counsel's Office would release such a statement. Special Counsel's reply is very intentionally ambiguous.

  • DUMP TRUMP INDITE IMPEACH & EXTRADITE His Treason, stupidity caused momentous destruction of USA IN EVERY ASPECT!!🇺🇸

  • And Twitter is spending all night analyzing one sentence from the special counsel team...

    Read it, though: It's not a cut and dry denial.

    It also brings up questions of why didn't the special counsel team respond to BuzzFeed when they reached out or why did they wait until nearly 24 hours after it was published?

  • Under all the sheets and warm blanket, remember Mr. Barr is going to be the NEW AG. Mueller is NOW getting his ducks in a row because the hammer is coming down. Mr. Barr isn’t in the dark and the “Mueller Investigation” is coming to an end. Folks you need to look beyond all this “Anti Trump” conspiracy

    Under all the sheets and warm blanket, remember Mr. Barr is going to be the NEW AG. Mueller is NOW getting his ducks in a row because the hammer is coming down. Mr. Barr isn’t in the dark and the “Mueller Investigation” is coming to an end. Folks you need to look beyond all this “Anti Trump” conspiracy is coming to an end. Mueller has drug his feet and now his lackadaisical attitude and willful Witch Hunt will close. The Democrats have been a sever blow.!

  • I want to repeat that statement and have us all say it out loud “a bombshell buzz feed report”. Now let’s try “a bombshell national inquirer report”. Just like Steve Carell needs to stick to comedy, buzz feed needs to stick to mindless cooking videos and pictures of shirtless celebrities.

  • My instincts say that Buzzfeed is doing exactly what has caused the term "fake news" to be so descriptive of today's media. Professional journalism is going the way of the dinosaur!

  • Oh Buzzfeed, you’ve done it again! In all seriousness though I think the mueller investigation will bring damning evidence against the president if it focuses more on his shady business dealings and less on the Russia angle

  • Without documentation backing up the Buzzfeed clam, the issue is D.O.A. It now appears that someone convinced Mueller - maybe Cohen, maybe Trump, maybe both - that the Buzzfeed report needed to be refuted because its central thesis, that Cohen reported to Mueller that Trump ordered him to lie to Congress

    Without documentation backing up the Buzzfeed clam, the issue is D.O.A. It now appears that someone convinced Mueller - maybe Cohen, maybe Trump, maybe both - that the Buzzfeed report needed to be refuted because its central thesis, that Cohen reported to Mueller that Trump ordered him to lie to Congress and that Mueller had documentation proving that thesis, just ain’t so. The Mueller refutation did not, however, provide any guidance on what it is that they do know. We must await the report. Stay tuned. It will arrive around the Ides of March is my guess.

  • The headline is incorrect; Mueller's office did not deny the Buzzfeed report. It made a very limited statement that some claims about the evidence that the investigation has obtained were "inaccurate" ... nothing more. They never confirm or deny reports ... the only reason they commented in this case

    The headline is incorrect; Mueller's office did not deny the Buzzfeed report. It made a very limited statement that some claims about the evidence that the investigation has obtained were "inaccurate" ... nothing more. They never confirm or deny reports ... the only reason they commented in this case is because Buzzfeed made direct reference to their evidence.

    Buzzfeed notified Mueller's office 24 hours before publishing their report and got no denial at that time. They are now actively pursuing exactly what inaccuracy Mueller's office is referring to. Any claims about Buzzfeed's report or the quality of their reporting are premature.

    P.S. I just joined Quartz with the hope that it was actually a site with good faith fact-based intellectual discussion, but I'm seeing the same old childish and intellectually dishonest nonsense about "witch hunt", "nothingburger", "fake news", demonization of Mueller, and ideological rants with no concern for the truth and even personal attacks implying that someone lacks a brain, with 8 upvotes. And someone wrote that Mueller should focus on shady business dealings rather than Russia, indicating that they don't know what Mueller's mandate is. Generally, I see a lack of familiarity with any of the relevant facts, and absence of the intellectual curiosity and integrity to seek them out. I can do as well on Facebook, and considerably better at Quora, for one. What I've seen here at Quartz has no value for me ... goodbye.

  • Editors wake up. Review basic journalistic concepts: Watch out for "maybe" and "may."

  • Waiting patiently. Not a witch hunt. Too many witches found guilty. That was the smoke. There is a fire smoldering there. Trump should buy luggage and hire a moving company. Buzz feed should stick to cat videos.

  • Doesn't one of the BuzzFeed reporters have a history of false reporting? This is why we pause before descending on news like an angry mob. If We the People impeach 45, we must do it honorably. The Resistance does not need this kind of help.

  • Trump bashing is not just getting old, it's a becoming ridiculous.

  • This is my shocked face!