1) No documentary evidence for supposed directive is provided
2) BuzzFeed sources are all 100% anonymous
3) Michael Cohen is a serial liar
4) It is not illegal to do business in Russia
5) Moscow Trump Tower project never got off the ground
Columbia Journalism Review: "caught making stuff up in a 2002 Salon article, self-admittedly 'getting it completely wrong' ... & had his own memoir cancelled because of concerns over accuracy."