CNN is covering President Donald Trump’s scandal with porn star Stormy Daniels quite thoroughly. But it isn’t CNN that star Anderson Cooper taped an interview with the porn star — rather, it was with CBS News, where he serves as a contributor to newsmagazine 60 Minutes.
According to BuzzFeed, Trump’s team of lawyers are attempting a legal challenge against CBS to prevent the interview from airing.
On Tuesday, Variety reported that CBS News president David Rhodes hasn’t seen the interview — but it is definitely going to air.
Its delay is due to good-old boots-on-the-ground journalism, he says, rather than a flurry of legal action from the 45th president of the United States. “The only reason it hasn’t run is that there’s still a lot of journalistic work to do,” Rhodes explained.
“I haven’t seen such an injunction, and I can’t imagine what the basis for that would be… The encounter between Anderson Cooper and Stormy Daniels was accompanied also by conversations with attorneys, documents were provided, and so we have to run all that down before it runs.”