Michael Cohen's Lawyer ADMITS He Was 'Source' Behind Trump Tower Story

Minnie Murray
August 29, 2018

Michael Cohen's lawyer, Lanny Davis, admitted Monday to providing the information for an anonymously sourced CNN story that implied President Trump had advance knowledge of a controversial Trump Tower meeting.

Davis told BuzzFeed News Monday night he regretted being the anonymous source as well as his subsequent denial.

Legal experts who spoke with CNBC said that "Mueller's continued interest in Cohen suggests that he could still be a pivotal source of information to the larger probe into whether Russian operatives colluded with Trump campaign officials to interfere in the 2016 presidential election".

He told BuzzFeed News that he "made a mistake" in being a source in the CNN story that reported Cohen claimed the president knew of that meeting in advance.

Although the CNN reporting was proven to be wrong, they are continuing to support the story and are not offering a redaction. 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. "The answer is that I did NOT know about the meeting". Sounds to me like someone is trying to make up stories in order to get himself out of an unrelated jam (Taxi cabs maybe?). Trump tweeted on July 27. CNN's report resulted in countless cable news segments and sent other news organizations scurrying to match.

Representatives for The Washington Post did not immediately return a message seeking comment. On Sunday, the newspaper published an interview in which Davis backpedaled.

"I should have been more clear".

Giuliani also pointed to "mistakes" during a TV appearance following the admission that Trump did in fact dictate the statement following the initial revelations about a Trump Tower meeting with Russians.

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.

Lanny Davis (left) said he can not independently confirm what Cohen might tell investigators about when the president learned of Russian efforts to undermine the Clinton campaign.

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