Michael Cohen rocked America when he claimed he had evidence Trump colluded with the Russians.
Anti-Trump reporters jumped for joy.
However, within 24 hours, CNN got some very bad news.
CNN’s Bombshell Story Collapses
CNN broke a bombshell story that Michael Cohen had revealed that Donald Trump knew about the June 2016 Trump Tower meeting.
Donald Trump Jr. had met with some Russians who were promising dirt on Hillary Clinton.
But the Russians lied about having dirt on Hillary.
Their real purpose of the meeting was to lobby the Trump campaign on repealing U.S. sanctions on Russian adoption.
Cohen’s testimony meant Donald Trump Jr. committed perjury when he testified that Donald Trump did not know about the meeting in advance.
The story collapsed.
In two CNN interviews, Cohen’s attorney Lanny Davis stated there were errors with the reporting.
Davis told John Berman, “We take a good amount of responsibility under the difficulties of facing a criminal investigation and not being able to explain or correct or straighten things out that there is some truth to the news reporting, but we weren’t able to do anything further in the middle of a criminal investigation, and now in the middle of waiting to cooperate with Mr. Mueller,”
Davis told CNN’s Don Lemon, “There was a certain complication in the middle of that story that we were not able to correct.”
The former Bill Clinton associate also informed Lemon that Cohen had information that may be useful to Mueller.
“But I do know…that Michael Cohen has information that would be of interest to Mr. Mueller,” Davis stated.
Davis stated that Cohen’s information could help Mueller, but concluded, “I won’t call it smoking gun information.”
Cohen’s attorney finished by saying others can judge the importance of what Cohen knows.
Davis retreated from the original reporting because Cohen told Congress he did not know about the Tower meeting until a year after it happened.
Senators Richard Burr and Mark Warner – who run the Senate Intelligence Committee – issued a statement saying Cohen stood by his testimony.
“Mr. Cohen had testified before the Committee that he was not aware of the meeting prior to its disclosure in the press last summer,” Burr and Warner declared.
“They responded that he did stand by his testimony,” the two Senators concluded.
CNN’s History of Fake News
CNN trashed its reputation with a string of fake news stories.
In 2017, CNN reported James Comey would contradict Donald Trump’s claim that he told the President three times he was not under investigation.
Later that year, CNN falsely reported Donald Trump Jr. had received advance notice about WikiLeaks releasing Democrat emails.
In their interviews with Davis, neither CNN anchor asked him to explain what about their reporting was incorrect.
CNN spread misinformation and then tried to cover it up.
CNN botched so many Russia stories that Americans can no longer believe anything the network puts on the air.
We will keep you up to date on any new developments in this story.