Attorney for Michael Cohen keeps changing his story on Trump Tower meeting

Attorney for Michael Cohen keeps changing his story on Trump Tower meeting

With President Trump's consistent focus on "fake news", it's easy to forget that the term was originally popularized by members of the mainstream media attempting to explain away Hillary Clinton's loss by blaming the dissemination of false stories. If that assertion were to be proven false, it would be enormously damaging for Trump, and a boon for Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russian Federation investigation.

And now, Buzzfeed reports that Lanny Davis, Cohen's lawyer, has admitted he was one of the anonymous sources for the CNN story, and that he can not corroborate his account of Cohen's story.

Davis, Cohen's attorney, apologized for claiming in July that Cohen, the president's former attorney, could tell Special Counsel Robert Mueller that President Trump had prior knowledge of the 2016 Trump Tower meeting. These individuals may spell the beginning of the end of the Trump presidency, and seem to have Trump remaining silent - for now. If Cohen said the sun rises in the west and sets in the east and would be willing to tell Bob Mueller that, the truth of the underlying claim isn't salvaged by that willingness.

I am not even talking about his fake news about the Trump Tower meeting, which I will get to in a bit - I am talking about a flat-out, provable lie.

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. "We were not the source of the story".

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. Elsewhere in CNN's July 27 story the network notes that it actually spoke to none other than Lanny Davis for reaction to what its "sources" were telling it about what Cohen knew. Big question: Was Lanny Davis also a source for CNN's story?

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

While previous weeks have seen long streams of largely rambling discourse striking back at the Mueller investigation and others he has perceived as enemies, the President stuck to retweeting himself and, in one case, replying to himself.

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