Published: Tue, June 27, 2017
Global Media | By Meredith Barber

CNN Retracts Anthony Scaramucci, Russian Bank Story

CNN Retracts Anthony Scaramucci, Russian Bank Story

Earlier in the day, he focused his outrage directly at CNN, a network whose reporters and bosses Trump has frequently battled. Classy move. Apology accepted. "Everyone makes mistakes. Moving on".

CNN addressed the resignations Monday night.

The story, which reported that Congress was investigating a "Russian investment fund with ties to Trump officials," cited a single anonymous source.

CNN said the story didn't meet its editorial standards.

On Monday, the other shoe dropped, and three experienced journalists involved with the story - Thomas Frank, who wrote the piece; the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Eric Lichtblau, who edited the piece; and Lex Haris, executive editor of CNN Investigatives - resigned from the network.

On June 22, 2017, CNN.com published a story connecting Anthony Scaramucci with investigations into the Russian Direct Investment Fund. "FAKE NEWS!" Trump tweeted, he also retweeted a photoshop of CNN's logo where the "C" is replaced with an "F" and reads "Fake New Network". Time Warner's news division CNN has accepted the resignations of three journalists after the publication of a Russia-related article that was later retracted, a CNN spokesperson said yesterday.

"CNN deleted a story that claimed the Senate Intelligence Committee wanted to investigate a "$10-billion Russian investment fund whose chief executive met with a member of President Donald Trump's transition team four days before Trump's inauguration". Congressional investigators reportedly want to know if they discussed lifting USA sanctions against Russia-a policy shift for which Dmitriev has strenuously advocated, according to CNN.

The US sanctions against Russian companies do not outlaw joint investment projects with RDIF or meetings with the Fund's representatives.

"CNN needs to be an organization that breaks news, not just an organization that covers breaking news or talks about breaking news on television", Andrew Morse, the executive vice president of editorial for CNN/U.S. and general manager of CNN digital worldwide, told NPR in January.

Many conservative figures, including the president's son Donald Trump Jr., used the retraction in an attempt to paint CNN as having an anti-Trump bias in its reporting.

Trump tweeted later in the morning Tuesday, striking out at the news in general.

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