Lanny Davis, the high profile lawyer for President Trump's longtime fixer Michael Cohen, admitted on Monday that he was an anonymous source for a CNN history bomb at the infamous 2016 Trump Tower meeting – after the Washington Post leaked out
Davis said BuzzFeed News Monday night, he regretted being the anonymous source as well as his subsequent denial. The CNN story, which cites several "sources," claims Cohen said President Trump knew in advance to sit over the Trump Tower.
"I made a mistake," said Davis Buzzfeed. CNN, which has withstood its coverage, did not immediately respond to Fox News' request for comment.
Davis spent the last few days withdrawing his allegations that his client could tell Special Adviser Robert Mueller that Trump had prior knowledge of meeting with a Russian lawyer damaging information about Hillary Clinton.
Trump denied the knowledge all the time, and has shot back following CNN's review last month.
"I did NOT know about the meeting with my son, Don Jr. Sounds to me as if someone is trying to make up stories to free themselves from an unrelated jam (taxi taxis maybe?) even kept Bill and Crooked Hillary's lawyer in. Hey, I wonder if they helped him make the choice! "Tweeted Trump on July 27th.
The July 27 CNN report headlines: "Cohen claims Trump quoted" sources of knowledge ahead of the 201
Among them was the Washington Post. On Sunday, the newspaper published an interview in which Davis returned.
Davis attempting last week After clarifying his comments in interviews after Cohen pleaded guilty to financial campaigning, tax evasion, and bank fraud, he told the post office that he could have been "clearer."
Davis said he had "his mistake "repented.
"Davis's recent comments cast doubt on what Cohen might know, including a meeting in New York's Trump Tower in June 2016, which was attended by Trump's eldest son and a Russian lawyer." The Post wrote Sunday night.
Davis began retracing the allegations last week when he was asked by CNN's Anderson Cooper interview if there was evidence that Trump knew about the meeting before it happened.
No, there is not, "Davis said.
He told Buzzfeed on Monday night about his comments on Cooper," I did not mean to be cute.
Fox News & # 39; Brian Flood and The Associated Press contributed to thi's report.