"Wow, CNN had to retract big story on 'Russia, ' with 3 employees forced to resign".
And I think if we would have behaved that way with President Obama and scrutinized everything that he was doing with as much scrutiny as we apply to Donald Trump, I think our viewers would have been turned off. The story was disputed the following day by Anthony Scaramucci, one of the associates named in the report, who pushed back against the article.
In a staff meeting Monday afternoon, investigative unit members were told that the retraction did not mean the facts of the story were necessarily wrong. "They like hitting friends of [President Trump] who are loyal advocates on his behalf".
CNN later released a statement."Once it was determined that editorial processes were not followed, CNN deleted the story from CNN.com", the network reported on their website on Friday. "CNN apologises to Mr Scaramucci".
By Saturday morning, Scaramucci seemed appeased, and lauded CNN's retraction. The network also apologized to Anthony Scaramucci.
"I think you could take it pretty straightforward that this administration disagrees with all of the stories that claim that the president and his campaign colluded with Russian Federation in any capacity", Sanders said.
Scaramucci had said on Friday that the story is not true.
The White Housesaid Tuesday that it disagrees with all stories that claim PresidentDonald Trump colluded with Russian Federation "in any capacity".
The retracted piece was posted to CNN.com last Thursday under the byline of reporter Thomas Frank. "There were editorial checks and balances within the organization that weren't met". I just refuse to believe that if they had something really good like that that wouldn't leak because we've been getting all these other leaks.
President Trump and CNN both needed a correction Tuesday morning during a Twitter spat in their long-running, mutually beneficial public feud.
See all of Trump's rant against CNN, including a meme he retweeted, below. Comey testified instead that he had given Trump assurances that he was not personally under FBI investigation.
He also had an opinion on CNN chief executive Jeff Zucker.