Michael Cohen’s lawyer Lanny Davis admitted he was the “anonymous source” behind a controversial CNN story regarding Donald Trump Jr’s ‘Trump Tower Meeting’ Monday; saying he “made a mistake” when he spoke to multiple media outlets.
According to the NY Post, “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.”
“I think the reporting of the story got mixed up in the course of a criminal investigation. We were not the source of the story,” Davis told CNN’s Anderson Cooper.
Now, Davis admits he was -in fact- the source of the story.
“I should have been more clear. I could not independently confirm the information in the CNN story,” Davis told The Post. “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.”
Despite the admission, CNN is standing by the story.
“We stand by our story, and are confident in our reporting of it,” a CNN spokesperson told BuzzFeed Monday.
Read the full report at the NY Post.