CNN Retracts Report Tying Trump Aide to Moscow Fund

Posted June 26, 2017

The network issued a retraction after deleting the Russian ties story from its website and all social media accounts late on Friday night.

Scaramucci weighed in on Twitter Saturday morning about the network's decision to pull the story, calling it a "classy move".

The article alleged that "Senate investigators are examining the activities of a little-known $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, a congressional source told CNN".

"That story did not meet CNN's editorial standards and has been retracted", CNN said in an editors note posted in place of the story. CNN's editors replaced the story with an editor's note explaining the story's removal.

"I did nothing wrong", he tweeted Thursday. "Everyone makes mistakes. Moving on." iMediaEthics tweeted Scaramucci to ask about the retraction.

Moscow was quick to respond to the original piece, pointing out the many factual errors — as well as observing the ongoing output of CNN content attempting to drum up support for an anti-Russia agenda on Capitol Hill and in the USA news media.

A source close to CNN told BuzzFeed the incident was a "massive, massive f-k up and people will be disciplined".

The email, which was sent at 11:21 AM on Saturday, reads, "No one should publish any content involving Russian Federation without coming to me and Jason [Farkas]".

CNN was forced to backtrack after Comey published his prepared opening statement. He will say he never assured Donald Trump that he was not under investigation, ' Gloria Borger, CNN's chief political analyst, said on-air. We agreed I should do so if circumstances warranted.

The June 22 article was headlined, "Congress investigating Russian investment fund with ties to Trump officials".