CNN’s Anderson Cooper appeared on “New Day” Monday to discuss his “60 Minutes” interview with Stormy Daniels and said it was important to hear her speak publicly, despite being unable to verify her story.
“I think it was important for people to actually see her and hear her,” Cooper told host Alisyn Camerota. “It’s one thing to kind of read the one interview she’d done back in 2011 … But I think to actually see her sitting down and talking and viewers can make up their own mind whether they believe she’s credible.”
Cooper admitted there was no way to verify Daniels’ story, but said she would be able to identify the man who allegedly threatened her if she saw him again.
“We did talk to one person who said that a friend of hers who said she did tell him around that time about the threat and that she was very rattled by it. So again, we can’t confirm that that person is telling the truth but that person did say that she told him,” Cooper concluded. “She did go into this class afterward. We weren’t able to track down the person who was leading that exercise class, but again, that’s one of those things. She did not file a police report but she’s very specific, very detailed on the person. She gives some descriptions about that person, what that person was wearing and insists she could recognize that person again.”
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