About a month ago, CNN reported breathlessly that, according to “sources,” Donald Trump knew in advance of a 2016 meeting between his and Russians who are said to have been willing to offer dirt on Hillary Clinton:
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.
Cohen’s claim would contradict repeated denials by Trump, Donald Trump Jr., their lawyers and other administration officials who have said that the President knew nothing about the Trump Tower meeting until he was approached about it by The New York Times in July 2017.
Cohen alleges that he was present, along with several others, when Trump was informed of the Russians’ offer by Trump Jr. By Cohen’s account, Trump approved going ahead with the meeting with the Russians, according to sources.
The CNN story still to this day contains this line:
Contacted by CNN, one of Cohen’s attorneys, Lanny Davis, declined to comment.
Oh, one more thing. CNN’s “source” was… Lanny Davis. And Davis admitted it:
— The Washington Times (@WashTimes) August 28, 2018
So all in one story, CNN cited an anonymous “source” that turned out to be notorious super-weasel Lanny Davis, all while saying Davis declined to comment on the story. THIS. Is CNN.
And it shouldn’t be surprising that, given all that, CNN still stands by their story, all while wondering why 2/3 of the public doesn’t trust the media.
Lanny Davis admits he was the source for CNN’s story about Trump Tower meeting and lied about it. CNN’s official response: pic.twitter.com/hVkLN7Jhez
— Doug Powers (@ThePowersThatBe) August 28, 2018