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

President TrumpDonald John TrumpA better VA, with mental health services, is essential for America's veterans Pelosi, Nadler tangle on impeachment, contempt vote Trump arrives in Japan to kick off 4-day state visit MORE's legal team reached out to Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerThe Hill's 12:30 Report: Trump orders more troops to Mideast amid Iran tensions Trump: Democrats just want Mueller to testify for a 'do-over' Graham: Mueller investigation a 'political rectal exam' 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.


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.