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I'm Going to Let You In on a Secret': CNN Host Reveals What Darren Wilson Has Apparently Been Doing in 'Off-the-Record Meetings


“My sense from my sources is that..."

FILE - In this Feb. 11, 2014 file image from video provided by the City of Ferguson, Mo., officer Darren Wilson attends a city council meeting in Ferguson. Police identified Wilson, 28, as the police officer who shot Michael Brown on Aug. 9, 2014 in the St. Louis suburb. The incident sparked racial unrest and numerous protests, including some that turned violent. (AP Photo/City of Ferguson, File)

You haven't heard him speak publicly — but that doesn't mean he isn't speaking.

Darren Wilson, the white Ferguson, Missouri, police officer who has drawn ardent support and vehement criticism nationwide after he fatally shot black 18-year-old Michael Brown earlier this year, has laid low as the controversy swirled over the shooting.

The embattled officer hasn't come forward to tell his story on the national stage — but Wilson apparently hasn't been entirely silent, either, as CNN's Brian Stelter said on Sunday morning.

"I'm going to let you in on a secret," Stelter told his viewers as he revealed what he's learned: high-profile anchors from most major news networks have already spoken with Wilson in private, off-the-record meetings.

NBC’s Matt Lauer, ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos, CBS News’ Scott Pelley, and CNN’s Anderson Cooper and Don Lemon, and perhaps a Fox News anchor as well, all have spoken with Wilson privately, Stelter claimed.

In a twist that often occurs with major stories, Stelter explained that the anchors weren't interviewing Wilson, but rather Wilson was kind of interviewing them as he decided which anchor he would go with for his first major interview.

“My sense from my sources is that it’s mostly the anchors doing the talking in these off-the-record meetings, it’s mostly Darren Wilson listening and getting to know the person,” Stelter said.

Watch Stelter delve into the issue below:

UPDATE: Both Anderson Cooper...

...and Don Lemon confirmed that they've met with Darren Wilson after Brian Stelter's report aired on Sunday.

(H/T: Mediaite)

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