Michael Cohen’s lawyer Lanny Davis admitted he lied to the media when he claimed he confirmed a CNN report with anonymous sources about President Trump’s foreknowledge of the infamous Trump Tower meeting in June of 2016.
In July, CNN rolled out another story using anonymous sources wherein they reported Michael Cohen claimed Trump knew about the Trump Tower meeting with Veselnitskaya in advance.
Cohen told the Senate Intel Panel last year in a closed-door interview that he didn’t know about the Trump Tower meeting in advance and didn’t know whether Trump did either.
This dumpster fire of an article was published just a couple weeks after Cohen hired sewer dweller and Clinton fixer Lanny Davis to be his lawyer.
CNN said in their report that Cohen was ready to spill the beans to Mueller that Trump not only knew about the meeting with Veselnitskaya, but approved it.
Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s former personal attorney, claims that then-candidate Trump knew in advance about the June 2016 meeting in Trump Tower in which Russians were expected to offer his campaign dirt on Hillary Clinton, sources with knowledge tell CNN. Cohen is willing to make that assertion to special counsel Robert Mueller, the sources said.
CNN was giddy to report that Cohen’s information contradicted Don Jr.’s testimony and repeated denials his father knew about the meeting.
As usual, CNN was reporting fake news and curiously Lanny Davis himself confirmed to being one of the anonymous sources at the time it was published.
Lanny Davis confirmed to The New York Post that he was one of the anonymous sources and lied when he told them that CNN’s report was accurate.
Now Lanny Davis is walking back his claims and went on the record admitting he lied to the media.
Imagine our shock.
The New York Post reported:
“I regret that I wasn’t clear enough to The Post. I should have been more clear. I could not independently confirm the information in the CNN story,” he said.
“I’m sorry that I left that impression. I wasn’t at the meeting. The only person who could confirm that information is my client.”