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CNN Fires Back at Trump After Attack on Carl Bernstein: ‘Many Fools in This Story,’ But Media Legend Isn’t One of Them

CNN is coming back hard at President Donald Trump — following the Commander-in-Chief’s Twitter barb at legendary journalist Carl Bernstein, a contributor to the network.

The network’s public relations account tweeted directly at the president Wednesday night — tagging Bernstein in their response as well — after Trump accused the journalist of being “sloppy” in his reporting when he claimed the president knew about the infamous Trump Tower meeting in advance.

“Make no mistake, Mr. President,” the network’s communications arm wrote. “CNN does not lie. We report the news. And we report when people in power tell lies. CNN stands by our reporting and our reporters. There may be many fools in this story but [Carl Bernstein] is not one of them.”

CNN is holding firm on the story despite scrutiny over the involvement of Michael Cohen lawyer Lanny Davis — who admitted to confirming the story despite not knowing it to be a fact. The network has made clear that it had more than one source.

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