Breitbart was the first to call out CNN on Friday for printing a “very fake news” article Thursday which falsely connected Trump ally Anthony Scaramucci to a Russian investment fund managed by a Kremlin-controlled bank.
CNN retracted that story the same day the Breitbart report came out, posting a note from the editor on social media which stated, “On June 22, 2017, CNN.com published a story connecting Anthony Scaramucci with investigations into the Russian Direct Investment Fund. That story did not meet CNN’s editorial standards and has been retracted. Links to the story have been disabled. CNN apologizes to Mr. Scaramucci.”
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) June 24, 2017
Upon learning of the slanderous story from a Twitter friend, the hedge fund banker reacted mildly, stating, “It’s ok. I did nothing wrong. They like hitting friends of @potus who are loyal advocates on his behalf.”
@Scaramucci Heads up – CNN is slandering you.
— Craig (@DeplorableHetz) June 22, 2017
— Anthony Scaramucci (@Scaramucci) June 22, 2017
Later that evening, he was exonerated by the network’s retraction.
— Anthony Scaramucci (@Scaramucci) June 24, 2017
Scaramucci graciously accepted the editor’s apology and called the retraction a “classy move,” but social media users were not so forgiving.
but it seems awful weak since it didnt say it wasnt true.
— Helyn Bolanis (@helynbolanis) June 24, 2017
The retracted story had claimed that Scaramucci, who was a member of Trump’s transition team, was under investigation as part of the Senate’s probe into alleged “collusion” between Trump associates and the Russians regarding a $10 billion Russian investment fund.
— Ice Queen (@icequeen2727) June 24, 2017
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