CNN is sticking with a story written by legendary journalist Carl Bernstein, despite the source retracting their statement. The Daily Caller reports:
CNN is continuing to stand by their now debunked Trump Tower story as of Wednesday night — despite numerous holes in it — and the network has now directly challenged the president for calling out their refusal to issue a retraction.
“Make no mistake, Mr. President, CNN does not lie. We report the news. And we report when people in power tell lies,” CNN’s Communications twitter account said. This tweet comes on the heels of the president going after Carl Bernstein, one of the reporters who broke the story.
Despite their latest defense, attorney Lanny Davis has admitted that he was a source for a CNN report claiming that former Trump attorney Michael Cohen is willing to tell the special counsel’s office that President Donald Trump had foreknowledge of the Trump Tower meeting.
Davis admitted in an interview with CNN’s own Anderson Cooper last week that the reporting got “mixed up” and that his client, Michael Cohen, does not have any information proving that the president knew of the meeting beforehand.
While a source retracting their statement wouldn’t necessarily discredit CNN, their rabid doubling down only shows that they are committed to oppose President Trump, regardless of truth.