Just two precious to let this story go by without comment. Lanny Davis caught telling a little fib. Actually a big fib. Oh how the media was howling with delight. But few if any are following the “rest of the story.” Note in the clip how crestfallen Anderson Cooper appears! Recall this was the start of the GO FUND ME pass the collection plate for Cohen. What a coincidence.
- Lanny Davis, the attorney for Michael Cohen, has dropped another bombshell, this time on CNN.
- Davis told BuzzFeed that he was one of the anonymous sources for CNN’s July 27 report alleging that Cohen had information that Trump approved of the infamous Trump Tower meeting in June 2016.
- Davis admits that he lied last week when he denied being a source. CNN is standing by its report.
Lanny Davis has acknowledged that he was an anonymous source for CNN for a now-debunked story published in July claiming that former Trump attorney Michael Cohen is willing to tell the special counsel’s office that President Donald Trump had foreknowledge of the infamous Trump Tower meeting.
Davis, a Clinton-connected public relations guru who is representing Cohen, admitted to BuzzFeed News on Monday that he was a source for CNN’s story, which appeared on July 27.
The report cited “sources with knowledge” of Cohen’s comments who claimed that he was in a meeting with Donald Trump Jr. when he told his father about a meeting set up with a group of Russians offering dirt on Hillary Clinton.
Davis undercut the story in an interview on Wednesday with CNN’s Anderson Cooper. Davis said that the original CNN report got “mixed up,” and that Cohen does not know whether Trump had advance knowledge of the Trump Tower meeting.
“So Michael Cohen does not have information that President Trump knew about the Trump Tower meeting with the Russians beforehand or even after?” Cooper asked Davis.
“No, he does not,” replied Davis.
Davis also asserted that “we were not the source of the story.”
But Davis now says that he “made a mistake.” And regarding his denial to Cooper about being a CNN source, he said that “I did not mean to be cute.”
While Davis has apologized for his role in spreading the story, CNN is standing by its report, which was authored by former Obama administration official Jim Sciutto, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Carl Bernstein and Marshall Cohen.
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Here is a clip just put out by the Washington Post. Note not once to they include the final nail in the coffin. That being that it was Davis himself that put the whole ball rolling and was the so-called “anonymous” source.