Trump legal team reached out to Mueller’s office after BuzzFeed article: report

President TrumpDonald John TrumpJoint Chiefs chairman denies report that US is planning to keep 1K troops in Syria Kansas Department of Transportation calls Trump 'delusional communist' on Twitter Trump has privately voiced skepticism about driverless cars: report MORE's legal team reached out to Robert MuellerRobert Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russia probe MORE's office after a BuzzFeed News article claimed the president told his former attorney to lie to Congress. 

The special counsel's office then released a rare statement disputing the article.

Rudy Giuliani, Trump's attorney, told CNN Monday his team contacted Mueller's office following the article, which claimed Mueller's office had evidence of the claim Trump directed Cohen to lie. Giuliani didn't provide information about what was said or indicate whether discussions were held.

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The BuzzFeed article claims that Trump told Michael Cohen to lie to Congress about a Trump Tower project in Moscow. 

BuzzFeed has said it stands by its reporting.

Cohen pleaded guilty in November to lying to Congress when he said discussions about a Trump Tower deal in Moscow ended in January 2016. 

Giuliani also told the New York Daily News on Monday that Trump never spoke with Cohen about the congressional testimony.