CNN has been reporting fake news about Donald Trump since he announced he would be running for President. After winning the election, the President called the heads of the news outlets together and blasted them for the bias in their reporting. He particularly singled out CNN for their fake news.
As a result of biased reporting, the President turned to social media to get his message across.
On Thursday evening, a story by CNN investigative reporter Thomas Frank was published that involved an investigation of a Russian investment fund with potential ties to several associates of Donald Trump.
But by Friday night, the story had been removed from CNN’s website and all links were deleted from the network’s social media accounts.
“That story did not meet CNN’s editorial standards and has been retracted,” CNN said in an editor’s note posted in place of the story. “Links to the story have been disabled.”
The story claimed that Anthony Scaramucci, an adviser to Trump during his campaign and a member of his transition team’s executive committee, met with Kirill Dmitriev, the head of the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) which was supposedly overseen by Vnesheconombank, a state-run bank currently under U.S. sanctions.
Frank’s article was based on the premise that the meeting between Scaramucci and Dmitriev COULD have included discussions of lifting sanctions.
Only it didn’t happen!
Allen B. West reports:
Do you think maybe this whole charade is finally coming to an end? Frankly, it can’t come soon enough. Just imagine the amount of time (i.e money) and effort that’s been wasted in Washington trying to find some link somewhere between Donald Trump and “Russia.” Just imagine what else could have been accomplished instead…oh, like tax reform maybe. But that’s wishful thinking.
In the meantime, “America’s most (un)trusted news source” is at it again, broadcasting fake news. But this time, CNN actually did the right thing and retracted the story.