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Peter Carr, who has worked for almost 6 years as Public Affairs Specialist for the US DOJ, is currently serving as spokesperson for Mueller (Special Counsel’s Office). Peter Carr worked for almost 6 years as former Senator [Utah] Orrin Hatch’s Press Secretary.  As is the case for so many players in this drama, Hatch was connected to BCCI.  Recall that Trump AG pick William Barr apparently blocked part of the BCCI case, reportedly pushed by Mueller. 
Peter Carr has been widely reported as issuing a statement on behalf of the Special Counsel’s Office regarding a Buzzfeed news article. No original can be readily found  and the statement itself makes no sense.
Recall that Mueller’s office is supposed to be full of high level lawyers and words matter. Peter Carr’s reported statement: “BuzzFeed’s description of specific statements to the special counsel’s office, and characterization of documents and testimony obtained by this office, regarding Michael Cohen’s congressional testimony, are not accurate.”
This is about a news article so BuzzFeed didn’t describe [something] to the special counsel’s office. Did he mean BuzzFeed’s attribution of specific statements to the special counsel’s office… not accurate? Or, BuzzFeed’s description of specific statements given to the special counsel’s office… not accurate? Or, BuzzFeed’s description of specific statements [made by ?Cohen?] to the special counsel’s office…? Or?
Then, of course, it seems to imply that only some statements are not accurate. While everyone makes mistakes, there is no room for nonsensical and unclear statements for so important a case. These are supposed to be lawyers, where words matter. This statement is suspect in every way.
From VOA News:
“Special Counsel Disputes Report That Trump Told Attorney to Lie
Last Updated: January 18, 2019 9:44 PM VOA News
The office of special counsel Robert Mueller on Friday disputed the accuracy of a news report that said U.S. President Donald Trump had directed his attorney to lie to Congress.
BuzzFeed News cited two anonymous federal law enforcement officials in its report that Trump had ordered his former lawyer, Michael Cohen, to lie to Congress about efforts to build a Trump Tower in Moscow.
However, special counsel spokesman Peter Carr said Friday, “BuzzFeed’s description of specific statements to the special counsel’s office, and characterization of documents and testimony obtained by this office, regarding Michael Cohen’s congressional testimony, are not accurate.”
The comment was a rare statement by the special counsel’s office disputing a news report.
Shortly after Mueller’s office spoke out, Ben Smith, editor-in-chief of BuzzFeed, said in a statement that he stood by the news site’s reporting and urged “the special counsel to make clear what he’s disputing.”
The BuzzFeed report prompted two House Democratic committee heads to say they would investigate the matter.
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., said Friday that the allegation was “among the most serious to date.” He added, “We will do what’s necessary to find out” if the report is true.
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., said that directing a subordinate to lie to Congress would be a federal crime and that his committee’s job “is to get to the bottom of it.”
Rep. Joaquin Castro of Texas posted on Twitter that if the BuzzFeed story was true, Trump “must resign or be impeached.”
Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani said in a statement Friday that “any suggestion — from any source — that the president counseled Michael Cohen to lie is categorically false.” White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said the story was ridiculous.
BuzzFeed reported that Cohen told Mueller that the president told him to lie to Congress about Trump’s dealings with Russia.
The news site said its anonymous sources were also “involved in an investigation of the matter.”
BuzzFeed said investigators learned about Trump’s alleged effort to get Cohen to lie to Congress “through interviews with multiple witnesses from the Trump Organization and internal company emails, text messages and a cache of other documents.”…
Cohen pleaded guilty last last year of lying to Congress about the Trump Tower project in Moscow. He has been sentenced to three years in prison for crimes that include paying hush money to women who alleged they’d had sexual encounters with Trump.
Cohen is scheduled to testify before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee in February, when he will likely be questioned about the report.
Mueller and his team of prosecutors have been investigating Trump campaign links to Russia as well as looking into whether Trump, as president, obstructed justice by trying to thwart the probe...” https://www.voanews.com/a/democrats-to-investigate-report-that-trump-told-his-attorney-to-lie-to-congress/4749546.html
 According to his linkedin page, Peter Carr was Press Secretary for Sen. Orrin G. Hatch from April 2002 – August 2007, i.e. 5 years 5 months. He served in the press office of US Senator Hatch and served as media consultant for his 2006 election campaign.
 Regarding Orrin Hatch and BCCI:
“Senator intervened for BCCI, by LARRY BLACK Thursday 27 August 1992 00:02 https://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/senator-intervened-for-bcci-1542738.html
“Orrin Hatch Walks Back Saying He Doesn’t Care About Trump’s Connection To Cohen Crimes By David Moye , 12/14/2018 05:32 pm ET
 Where is the Special Counsel statement? https://archive.li/ZiNzW