August 29, 2018
A week after Michael Cohen’s attorney Lanny Davis blew a massive hole in their reporting and nearly a day after he admitted he was their anonymous source, CNN’s Jim Sciutto and Carl Bernstein finally got around to answering the mounting questions surrounding their increasingly dubious story about claims the President knew the Trump Tower meeting in advance. Despite their key source’s public retreat, CNN continued to stand by their reporting.
“In recent days, one of Michael Cohen’s lawyers has repeatedly changed his account of what Cohen knew about President Donald Trump’s involvement in a controversial meeting during the 2016 campaign,” the duo complained at the start of their piece.
On the July 26’s Cuomo PrimeTime, when the network’s junior sleuths rushed onto the program to proclaim they had the next major bombshell (written alongside colleague Marshall Cohen) that would damage the Trump presidency. Nearly a month later, on August 22, Davis appeared on CNN’s AC 360 and reversed course and shot down his original claims to the network.
Tuesday’s overdue update appeared to be spurred on by a BuzzFeed News exclusive where Davis finally admitted he was their erroneous source. While Sciutto and Bernstein never actually confirmed that Davis was their guy, they desperately tried to distance themselves from him, and placed the onus on him to correct their reporting:
Davis acknowledged over the weekend that he confirmed CNN’s story to other news organizations.
He now says that he also was one of the sources for CNN’s story.
For more than three weeks, Davis did not raise any issues to CNN about its reporting.
This article was posted: Wednesday, August 29, 2018 at 6:51 am