Lanny Davis, a lawyer who represents former Trump attorney Michael Cohen, walked back his assertion that Cohen could confirm that Donald Trump knew about Russian efforts to interfere with the 2016 election, the Washington Post reported Sunday. Last week, Davis made headlines by claiming Cohen wanted to tell special counsel Robert Mueller that Trump knew about the now-infamous meeting with Russians at Trump Tower ahead of time. David told the Post this weekend that while that may still be true, he cannot confirm what Cohen knows, and said he regretted not being more clear. Last week, Cohen pleaded guilty to eight counts of campaign-finance violations, and directly implicated Trump in directing him to make hush-money payments.
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