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Published On: Wed, Aug 29th, 2018

CNN refuses to retract fake story fueled by Lanny Davis lied about Trump in ‘bombshell story’

CNN is facing sharp criticism and more labels of “fake news” for refusing to retract their “bombshell story” on the infamous 2016 Trump Tower meeting after one of the anonymous sources recanted and admitted he was a source. That source is in fact, Lanny Davis, the lawyer for Trump’s former high-powered “fixer” lawyer, Michael Cohen.

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Davis now admits that, in essence, his “confirmation” of Trump’s knowledge of sketchy rumored meetings was false. As a result, both the Washington Post and the NY Post outed Davis as their anonymous source and then effectively retracted their stories “confirming” parts of CNN’s report.

CNN is doubling down, retracting nothing: “We stand by our story, and are confident in our reporting of it.”

Check out Tim Pool’s awesome coverage on the topic at the bottom.

newsletter sent Sunday night from CNN’s two media reporters, Brian Stelter and Oliver Darcy, contained the same corporate language, but addressed none of the questions raised about CNN’s report.

Axios reported that Cohen testified under oath to Congress that he has no knowledge that Trump had prior knowledge of the meeting and repeated this to leaders of the Senate Intelligence Committee again after CNN’s report.

CNN still refuses to pull down their story.

The Intercept summarizes: Only one of two things can be true here, and either is extremely significant: (1) CNN deliberately lied to its audience about Davis refusing to comment on the story when, in fact, Davis was one of the anonymous sources on which the CNN report depended, and CNN claimed Davis refused to comment in order to hide Davis’ identity as one of their anonymous sources; or (2) Davis is lying now to BuzzFeed when he confessed to having been one of CNN’s sources for the story.

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