"It is alleged that I called Donald Trump on October 1 and that he put me on speaker phone [and] that the source overheard", Mr. Stone told the newspaper, decrying the claim as "horse [expletive]". I wasn't at the meeting.
According to the NY Post, "Michael Cohen's lawyer, Lanny Davis, admitted Monday to providing the information for an anonymously sourced CNN story that implied President Trump had advance knowledge of a controversial Trump Tower meeting".
First, in an interview with the Washington Post over the weekend, Davis told reporters he is "not sure" if Cohen has information indicating Trump knew Russian Federation would hack Clinton and the Democrats.
Former Utah Representative Jason Chafetz also called Davis' involvement "suspicious" after the lawyer recently released a book entitled - "The Unmaking of the President 2016: How FBI Director James Comey Cost Hillary Clinton the Presidency".
In what now appears to have been an attempt to shield Davis from suspicions that he was CNN's source for the bombshell report, Bernstein, Sciutto, and Cohen wrote Lanny Davis declined to comment on the allegations. I didn't make that clear to you and I made that mistake with you and other reporters.
This comes after Davis claimed he and Cohen "were not the source of the story" during the same Buzzfeed interview.
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One frustrated CNN employee told Buzzfeed News that the network's defense of its report drew ire from staffers.
"I did not mean to be cute", said Davis.
For the record, CNN is standing by its reporting and in its report today says, "Cohen, unlike Davis, has not publicly addressed what he might have said to friends, associates or reporters about these matters".
However, here's where the reporter's defense of their initial reporting takes yet another freaky turn.
"Somebody has been pushing a fake news story, first with The New York Times, then The Washington Post and now with Ronan Farrow of the New Yorker", Mr. Stone, 66, said in a video he shared on social media.