Trump says grateful to Mueller for BuzzFeed statement

 Trump says grateful to Mueller for BuzzFeed statement

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday he was grateful to Special Counsel Robert Mueller for a statement disputing a BuzzFeed News report that Trump directed his former lawyer to lie to Congress about a Moscow real estate deal.

"I appreciate the special counsel coming out with a statement last night. I think it was very appropriate that they did so," Trump told reporters at the White House. "I think that the BuzzFeed piece was a disgrace to our country. It was a disgrace to journalism."

The statement by Mueller's office on Friday evening disputed key elements of the BuzzFeed report.

(Reporting by Steve Holland and David Brunnstrom; Editing by Daniel Wallis)

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Updated Date: Jan 20, 2019 00:05:35 IST