CNN pulls story linking Trump ally to Russian bank executive

CNN pulls story linking Trump ally to Russian bank executive

CNN pulls story linking Trump ally to Russian bank executive

The story that prompted the action involved a claim that Anthony Scaramucci, a member of President Donald Trump's transition team and founder of global investment firm SkyBridge Capital, met with the chief executive of a $10 billion Russian investment firm just days before the president took office.

"Classy move", tweeted Scaramucci in response.

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.

CNN is imposing strict new publishing restrictions for online articles involving Russian Federation after the network deleted a story and then issued a retraction late Friday, according to an internal email obtained by BuzzFeed News.

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Scaramucci confirmed the meeting to CNN but said it was "cordial", and that there was "nothing there". "Everyone makes mistakes. Moving on", he tweeted Saturday morning.

'It's ok. I did nothing wrong.

CNN's latest retraction comes just weeks after the network had to backtrack on an inaccurate report about James Comey. They like hitting friends of @potus who are loyal advocates on his behalf, ' Scaramucci replied.

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A source at CNN told BuzzFeed that the story about the RDIF and Scaramucci was ultimately a "massive, massive f-k up and people will be disciplined".

They had to issue a correction after Comey released his prepared opening statement ahead of his testimony.

President Trump has dismissed the allegations as a "hoax" and has called the investigation a "witch hunt". That was true; we did not have an open counter-intelligence case on him.

"On June 22, 2017, published a story connecting Anthony Scaramucci with investigations into the Russian Direct Investment Fund", the note read.

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