Georgian businessman accuses Mueller of sensationalizing his texts with Cohen

Georgian businessman accuses Mueller of sensationalizing his texts with Cohen
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A Georgian businessman asked for a retraction of a footnote to special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerWhy a special counsel is guaranteed if Biden chooses Yates, Cuomo or Jones as AG Barr taps attorney investigating Russia probe origins as special counsel CNN's Toobin warns McCabe is in 'perilous condition' with emboldened Trump MORE's report he said contained “glaring inaccuracies” regarding his text messages with President TrumpDonald TrumpMcCarthy says he told Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene he disagreed with her impeachment articles against Biden Biden, Trudeau agree to meet next month Trump planned to oust acting AG to overturn Georgia election results: report MORE's former attorney Michael CohenMichael Dean CohenFlorida bank says it has closed Trump's accounts Trump's pardons harshly criticized by legal experts Manhattan DA expands probe into Trump company to include family estate: report MORE about tapes connected to President Trump's 2013 visit to Moscow. 

Lawyers for Giorgi Rtskhiladze wrote a letter to Attorney General William BarrBill BarrBudowsky: Democracy won, Trump lost, President Biden inaugurated Two-thirds say the election was fair: poll The Hill's Morning Report - An inauguration like no other MORE saying that the footnote only includes part of an exchange between their client and Cohen, Bloomberg News reported Wednesday.

Attorney A. Scott Bolden said investigators "spliced the dialogue to produce the ugly insinuations and allegations of Footnote 112 to attract publicity — all while impugning Mr. Rtskhiladze’s character." 


In the October 2016 texts, Rtskhiladze wrote to Cohen “Stopped flow of some tapes from Russia,” but the report does not include the word "some," according to the letter, which adds that that word “establishes the fact that Mr. Rtskhiladze had no knowledge of the tapes’ content,” Bloomberg reported. The letter also said that Mueller also did not disclose the rest of the texts between the men, which demonstrate Rtskhiladze's lack of knowledge of the tapes. 

Rtskhiladze, who has conducted business with Trump, told Bloomberg in an interview that the texts were misconstrued and that he was merely discussing a rumor with Cohen. 

Justice Department spokesman Peter Carr declined to comment. The Justice Department on Thursday released a redacted version of the Mueller report. The report contains a brief section on communications with Rtskhiladze and an investment company. 

He is identified in the report as an "Executive of the Silk Road Transatlantic Alliance, LLC who communicated with Cohen about a Trump Tower Moscow proposal."