Published: Wed, June 28, 2017
National | By Rosalie Gross

CNN Tweets Correction At Trump In Wake Of Retraction, Resignations

CNN Tweets Correction At Trump In Wake Of Retraction, Resignations

The story posted Thursday on CNN's website said Senate investigators are looking into the meeting between Anthony Scaramucci, a member of Trump's transition team, and Kirill Dmitriev, whose Russian Direct Investment Fund guides investments by US entities in Russia.

The story had stated that US lawmakers were investigating a possible link between a Russian investment fund and Mr. Trump's officials.

CNN, in an effort to restore some semblance of journalistic integrity, accepted resignations from three veteran reporters after it had to retract their latest Trump/Putin collusion fake news report.

Trump has had a fiery relationship with the news outlet, repeatedly citing it as an example of the "fake news" that has targeted him throughout his campaign and presidency.

About two hours later, Trump continued, tweeting without evidence that CNN was "looking at big management changes" in the wake of the retraction and that its ratings were "way down!"

Additionally, because the Russian Federation report did not live up to the network's editorial standards, three employees were forced to resign.

A night after ripping CNN over the controversy, saying they are "no longer a news organization", the Fox News host used his opening monologue to once again go on a tear against the competing cable news channel.

Lichtblau, a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter hired by CNN in April from The New York Times, also worked on the Comey story earlier this month.

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He says in the video: "Just to give you some context, President Trump pulled out of the climate accords and for a day and a half we covered the climate accords".

"Scaramucci tweeted: "@CNN did the right thing. CNN accepted the journalists' resignations Monday.

"Whether it's accurate or not, I don't know, but I would encourage everybody in this room and, frankly, everybody across the country to take a look at it", Sanders said of the video.

CNN has been a frequent target in Trump's tweets, which have described the network as everything from "unwatchable" to "the worst". The story tying Scaramucci, who played an important role in Trump's White House transition team, to the Russian firm was built around a single anonymous source.

"On Friday, CNN retracted a story published by my team".

According to CNN's media correspondent Brian Stelter investigative unit members were told in a meeting Monday that the retraction did not mean the facts of the story were necessarily wrong.

He also had an opinion on CNN chief executive Jeff Zucker. "Everyone makes mistakes. Moving on", Scaramucci responded via Twitter.

See all of Trump's rant against CNN, including a meme he retweeted, below. "Yelling "fake news" is unfair".

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