CNN Hosts: Reporting Suggests Cohen's Lying About White House Job
During a break in the hours-long grilling of Cohen, a CNN panel fact-checked his claim that he didn't want a job in the Trump administration. (Mediaite)
“The one potential problem that I thought Michael Cohen has, is when he was asked if he wanted a job in the White House and he said no,” Dana Bash explained. “Our reporting, Pam I know you’ve been told, I’ve been told, all of us been told by people in and around the process real time, he very much wanted a job in the White House.”
Jake Tapper then played the clip because it “raised our eyebrows because we knew it to not be true.”
During his testimony, Cohen vehemently denied he wanted a job, saying he knew Trump “reamed out” Reince Priebus because he had not been offered a job.
“All of our reporting suggests that’s not true,” Tapper said.
Bash revealed she contacted Priebus for confirmation. The former chief of staff declined to comment, not wanting to get involved.