A White House spokesman was just asked if the Buzzfeed report is true, and his answer is telling

President Trump’s spokesman just made headlines an interview on Fox News when he wouldn’t deny the bombshell report in Buzzfeed News about Trump directing his former personal lawyer to commit perjury to cover up his role in a huge Russian business deal. (video below)

The new White House Deputy Press Secretary, Hogan Gidley, danced around the questions by attacking the messenger when asked if Donald Trump instructed Michael Cohen to lie to Congress about their proposed deal to build a Trump Tower in Moscow during the 2016 election.

CNN obtained a copy of the alleged contract for Trump Tower Moscow last month, and it calls for a $4 million upfront payment upon both parties signing, but nobody knows if Trump ever got the money.

All of Gidley’s pathetic denials about Trump Tower Moscow and the president’s criminal conspiracy fit into one painful 58-second video of desperate verbal tapdancing and a few rare on-topic questions from Fox News about Trump’s crimes. Here is an abbreviated transcript of the interview, which you can see in full below:

Fox: Are you saying the President didn’t tell Michael Cohen to do that [lie to Congress]?

Gidley: I’m telling you right now, this is why the President refuses to give any credence to news outlets. They have no ability to corroborate anything they’re putting out there… 

Fox: That was not a denial of my question.

Gidley: No. But the premise is ridiculous, we’re talking about Michael Cohen…

Fox: But the headline in that report, Hogan, is that he personally directed his personal attorney to lie to Congress about negotiations involving that Trump Tower [Moscow]? Is that true or false? 

Gidley: Right, but the President’s attorney also addressed this…

The President’s criminal defense lawyer Rudy Giuliani just went on CNN this Wednesday to admit that Trump has been lying about having “deals in Russia,” for which a multimillion dollar high rise deal probably counts.

You know Donald Trump is in serious trouble when all he’s got left is to deploy a third-string PR hack to go on Republican-base TV and passing the buck to the wide-eyed Rudy Giuliani to deal with softball questions about a fairly straightforward report of an ongoing criminal cover-up in the White House.

If Rudy Giuliani’s laughable television appearances are the only decent explanation left to deflect and not deny that Trump committed an obviously impeachable offense while in office, then you know that the walls are closing in on the President.

Watch the entire video here:



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