As Twitchy reported earlier, CNN released a statement Wednesday explaining that geolocation tools confirmed a tweet from @AndersonCooper calling President Trump a “tool” and a “pathetic loser” wasn’t sent from Anderson Cooper’s phone.

No, you see, Cooper’s assistant — the only other person with access to his Twitter account — inadvertently left his phone unlocked and unattended at the gym, and someone took his phone and sent the tweet.

Yeah, right.

People weren’t believing it then, and the more they think about it, the less sense it makes.

Well … they did say the phone was unlocked and unattended. It must just have been lying there on a bench on a towel with the access code already punched in and Twitter open and logged in.

That sounds very plausible. But that’s not CNN’s story — they say someone took the phone while the assistant had left it unlocked and unattended. Are we dealing with an apple or a banana here?

We’ll be sure to check Brian Stelter’s next email blast for the results of the follow-up investigation.

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Hey, why isn’t CNN asking THESE questions about @AndersonCooper’s anti-Trump tweet?

So who’s buying CNN’s explanation for the anti-Trump tweet from @AndersonCooper