Michael Cohen's lawyer admits to being source of CNN story

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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. CNN won't say - but Davis will.

Time for CNN to retract or at least "clarify" its original Trump Tower story, right? 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.

Nevertheless, even to those of us who see the Trump Tower story as the golden snipe in the snipe hunt that is the Russian collusion hoax, Trump lying about such a thing would still be a pretty big deal.

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. However, while on air with Anderson Cooper, he changed his story. What is more, Davis was a CNN source for what we now know is a steaming pile of very fake news.

Although the CNN reporting was proven to be wrong, they are continuing to support the story and are not offering a redaction.

All of which should call into serious question Davis' credibility.

Trump has denied knowledge all along, and fired back following CNN's report last month. In other words, the story reports claims that Cohen had said he was willing to make, not the underlying truth of those claims.

President Trump's former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski said on "Fox News Sunday" that Michael Cohen didn't play a role in the 2016 campaign, warning that he was "going to become a problem". I can't figure out why Davis would go so far as to damage his already shaky credibility, though, by running around to outlets like WaPo and admitting that he'd passed along possibly bad information previously.

Another 30 percent of voters said they think Trump will lose to a Democratic nominee in the 2020 presidential election, and 39 percent responded that they believe Trump will win re-election.

But last week, Axios reported that Cohen testified to Congress previous year that he had no idea whether Trump knew about the meeting in advance. If so then Cohen's in a bind about what he can tell Mueller.