CNN deletes, retracts story linking Trump and Russia

Let’s see if we have this correct?

 

If CNN retracts its story on the dubious links between the Trump Administration and Russia is it still fake news?

I for one was shocked to note that CNN has editorial standards.

With sagging advertising sales, it would seem as though the editors would have been the first to get their pink slips.

 

June 24, 2017

On Thursday evening, CNN investigative reporter Thomas Frank published a potentially explosive report involving an investigation of a Russian investment fund with potential ties to several associates of President Donald Trump.

 “That story did not meet CNN’s editorial standards and has been retracted,” CNN said in an editor note posted in place of the story.
“Links to the story have been disabled.”

 

Neither Frank or CNN immediately responded to requests for comment, and a spokesperson for the Senate Intelligence Committee wasn’t available to comment.

Frank, a Pulitzer Prize-nominated journalist, had reported that the Senate Intelligence Committee was investigating 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.”

According to the report,  the meeting between Scarmucci and Dmitriev could have included the issue of sanctions being lifted, but a spokesperson for the RDIF told Sputnik News, a state-run Russian news channel, that the fund is not a part of Vnesheconombank.

 

See the entire article below.

 

“RDIF always operates in full compliance with relevant regulations and legislation and its operations do not violate sanctions,” the spokesperson said.

Multiple news outlets have reported on the meeting, which took place at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland just four days before Trump’s inauguration. As Bloomberg noted, it was “the first public contact between the incoming administration and Kremlin-backed business.”

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

CNN’s retraction comes about a month after Fox News was also forced to pull a potentially explosive political story involving the death of former Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich.

Rich was shot to death in Washington, D.C., on the morning of July 10, 2016. Local police said the crime was likely a botched robbery, but that hasn’t stopped figures like Sean Hannity and former Republican House speaker Newt Gingrich from suggesting Rich was murdered for leaking DNC emails to Wikileaks.

 

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8 thoughts on “CNN deletes, retracts story linking Trump and Russia

  1. This “Investigation” of Trump is so far fetched that it is difficult to understand how the News and Democrats have become so fond of the charade.

    There is not one credible piece of tangible evidence of this entire subject of Trump and Russian involvement. This mantra of “Anonymous Sources” is sophomoric playground stupidity. Trey Gowdy grilled James Comey about the use of “Anonymous Sources” and this entire idea is childish. The U. S. Constitution guarantees one the right to face his accuser and to cross examine this accuser. Just how would an accused face an “Anonymous Source”

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  2. I am glad to hear that you are alive and thriving Jim!

    This whole Trump-Russia witch hunt is just that, a witch hunt cooked up by
    the dirty heirarchy of the Democratic Party to keep Donald Trump from making America great again, something they obviously fear and resent.

    But they’re slipping up badly.
    But as the old saying goes, “What goes around, comes around.”

    I’m wondering if this about-face by CNN has anything to do with the recent story which came out in The Washington Post? about Obama and the CIA which claims that he knew that the Russians had hacked into the DNC and did nothing about it.

    Here’s The Skinny According To The Doctor Of Common Sense:

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  3. CNN need to say they were wrong rather that looking right and then left sweeping the story under a rug trying to act as if that story never was.

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  4. Pingback: CNN deletes, retracts story linking Trump and Russia | zooforyou

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