The Man Who CNN Retracted Trump Story About, Calls CNN 'Classy'

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It claimed that Scaramucci met with the head of a Russian investment fund in the weeks leading up to Trump's inauguration as US President.

Trump spread the news on his Twitter account with the words: "Fake News CNN is looking at big management changes now that they got caught falsely pushing their phony Russian stories".

This is why the media elites will ignore the latest Project Veritas sting video in which CNN producer John Bonifield admits the Trump-colluded-with-Russia scandal is "mostly bull- right now". "FAKE NEWS!" The story was posted on CNN's website Thursday and was removed, with all links disabled, on Friday night.

The story was replaced with an editor's note of apology to Anthony Scaramucci, the Trump aide who was investigated in the story.

About CNN CEO, Jeff Zucker, the producer said: "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".

By Monday morning, Frank and two editors who worked on the piece, Lex Haris and Eric Lichtblau, had submitted their resignations.

These types of stories are typically reviewed by several departments within CNN - including fact-checkers, journalism standards experts and lawyers - before publication. Earlier this year, Trump dubbed the media "the enemy of the American People!" and broke with recent presidential tradition in skipping the White House correspondents' dinner.

Just days before the video's release, three journalists at CNN resigned after a Russia-related article based on unsubstantiated claims was published.

A spokesperson for CNN did not immediately respond to a request for comment. CNN's head, the same one who said "let's get back to Russian Federation", is investigating the matter. The cable channel has beefed up its investigative team with major hires from The New York Times and the Los Angeles Times, among other outlets, to add more reportorial heft to its coverage of the Trump administration. It was determined that the story was posted without going through the expected checks and balances for a story of such sensitivity, the executive said, with the failure to follow proper procedures leading to the resignations.

Haris, in a statement to CNN's "Reliable Sources", noted that he'd been with CNN since 2001, "and am sure about one thing: This is a news organization that prizes accuracy and fairness above all else".

During her briefing, she did not take any question from CNN correspondent Jeff Zeleny. Creamer's firm recently sued Project Veritas alleging the sting violated federal wiretap law. "They are all Fake News!" the president declared. The men were key players in CNN's beefed-up investigative unit, part of a highly acclaimed push by Zucker to expand the network's original reporting on politics and national security in the Trump era.

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