On July 27, Bernstein and his two CNN co-conspirators, dropped the bombshell that President Trump's former personal attorney, Michael Cohen, would testify that then-candidate Trump knew in advance about the June 2016 Trump Tower meeting. Davis said Monday, Aug. 27, he "should been much clearer that I could not confirm the story".
Despite the admission, CNN is standing by the story.
The information in the Post story, which was attributed to one person familiar with discussions among Cohen's friends, came from Davis, who is now acknowledging his role on the record. He reportedly made the decision to revoke former CIA Director John Brennan's security clearance last week even after his son-in-law and daughter, Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump, counseled against it. "But I think the big thing here is that we keep seeing these bombshell stories that would dramatically change the way that the entire Russian Federation investigation is viewed that end up being wrong".
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I don't know if I'm a very good Coach if I teach another way of football. If you defend forward, you only have to do 10-15m", Sarri continued.
This would be the same Lanny Davis who admitted to the Washington Post this weekend that, contrary to what he'd claimed before, he couldn't say for a fact that Cohen had watched Donald Trump Jr tell dad in advance about his meeting with the Russians in 2016. CNN's report resulted in countless cable news segments and sent other news organizations scurrying to match.
The following day, The Washington Post reported that Cohen had told associates that he witnessed an exchange in which Trump Jr. told his father about an upcoming gathering in which he expected to get information about Clinton. On Sunday, the newspaper published an interview in which Davis backpedaled.
Contacted by CNN, one of Cohen's attorneys, Lanny Davis, declined to comment.
But WaPo wasn't the only outlet that reported Team Cohen's claim about Trump Tower.
Davis started walking back the allegations last week, when during an interview with CNN's Anderson Cooper, he was asked whether there was evidence that Trump knew about the meeting before it happened.