CNN Boldly Decides It No Longer Needs Reliable Sources


Despite the fact Trump has repeatedly stated that he didn't know about this meeting until after it had occurred, two anonymous sources assured CNN that former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen personally witnessed the then-candidate for the Presidency being told the details about the forthcoming meeting.

CNN, which has stood by its reporting, did not immediately respond to Fox News' request for comment.

Michael Cohen's lawyer, Lanny Davis, revealed that he was an anonymous source for a July CNN report, yet on Monday night he contradicted himself.

"They can't retract the story and they can't admit they lied", he said.

"Journalists rightly demand transparency from powerful institutions, that's our job", Greenwald said. I wasn't at the meeting. "They have zero credibility if they don't provide transparency themselves". I didn't make that clear to you and I made that mistake with you and other reporters. Brian Stelter, the host of the CNN program "Reliable Sources", defiantly stated that CNN was standing behind it's reporting on the Trump Tower story despite Lanny Davis' retraction.

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Cohen's lawyer is walking back his assertions that his client could tell a special prosecutor that Trump had prior knowledge of a meeting with a Russian lawyer to get damaging information on Hillary Clinton.

Earlier on Tuesday, CNBC reported that Mueller kept questioning witnesses about Cohen long after investigators with the Southern District of NY raided him earlier in 2018. He told CNN anchor Anderson Cooper last week, "I think the reporting of the story got mixed up in the course of a criminal investigation".

Reacting to CNN's latest attempt at saving face over the story, Republican strategist Arthur Schwartz said it was "obvious" that the network is "conspiring with Bernstein to save their reputation and his legacy", because he "didn't have any other sources".

"We don't comment on stories that we may or may not be working on", echoed a spokesperson for The New York Times. "Just another phony story by the Fake News Media!" Bernstein and Sciutto are perceived to have outed Cohen as another potential source for their July 27th report by noting: "Cohen, unlike Davis, has not publicly addressed what he might have said to friends, associates or reporters about these matters".

The network has no plans to investigate Bernstein's story, people at CNN said.