Thursday, 24 January, 2019

CNN Tweets Correction At Trump In Wake Of Retraction, Resignations

CNN scrubbed its story published Thursday which linked the wealthy Trump ally to the sanctioned bank CNN scrubbed its story published Thursday which linked the wealthy Trump ally to the sanctioned bank
Alfredo Watts | 29 June, 2017, 07:24

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

He taunted CNN in a series of tweets on Tuesday. The mess for CNN only got worse Tuesday after the release of secretly recorded videos of a CNN producer criticizing the network's coverage of Trump-Russia stories.

The episode is a damaging blow for a network that Trump has frequently derided as "fake news", and for a story that never even made it onto any of CNN's television networks.

Three investigative journalists at CNN have resigned after the network retracted a story about a congressional inquiry into a link between a Russian investment fund and an American financier who is an adviser to President Trump.

The story was posted Thursday on CNN's website. Numerous details in CNN's report were completely false, which prompted the network to issue a retraction and an apology to the Trump team member in question, and led to a company-wide investigation.

"In the aftermath of the retraction of a story published on, CNN has accepted the resignations of the employees involved in the story's publication", CNN said late Monday.

Early Monday morning, the veteran reporters and editors-Thomas Frank, Lex Haris and Eric Lichtblau-submitted their resignations.

Haris was the previous executive editor of CNN Money before being appointed to head the investigations team in January.

News organizations regularly issue corrections and, in rarer instances, retract a story. "Ratings way down", Trump tweeted. Three of CNN's most senior editorial staffers have resigned as a result of a fake news hit piece on Trump-Russia.

The report also said that two Democratic senators wanted to know whether Scaramucci had indicated in the meeting whether sanctions against Russian Federation would be lifted, a decision that could impact the investment fund. "Ratings way down!" Trump also took shots at other so-called "fake news" purveyors.

A spokesperson for CNN did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

CNN's Jim Acosta gets into nearly daily skirmishes with White House press secretary Sean Spicer over questions about the administration's transparency. "And I think if that is the place that certain outlets are going, particularly for the goal of spiking ratings, and if that's coming directly from the top, I think that's even more scary and certainly more disgraceful.". "They are all Fake News!" he wrote. Creamer's firm recently sued Project Veritas alleging the sting violated federal wiretap law.

See all of Trump's rant against CNN, including a meme he retweeted, below.