Fake News: CNN deletes, retracts story linking Trump and Russia

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.

But by Friday night, the story was removed from CNN’s website and all links were scrubbed from the network’s social media accounts.

“That story did not meet CNN’s editorial standards and has been retracted,” CNN said in an editors note posted in place of the story.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

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  • andycanuck

    I didn’t know investing in Russia was illegal. Somebody had better tell Jean Chretien before he’s arrested.

  • Martin B

    “CNN’s editorial standards” Ha ha ha!

    • Now come on ,CNN has some very big fans in TO.
      I even know one or two……

  • ntt1

    this will continue until there are libel lawsuits and very big payouts I believe CNN is up for libeling a doctor, lets hope it proceeds and is successful otherwise expect more progressive myth making.

  • bargogx1

    But I’ll bet that before it was scrubbed, CNN’s talking heads spent a good portion of the day discussing the story as proof positive of Trump being complicit in something-or-other.

  • Watchman

    “That story did not meet CNN’s editorial standards and has been retracted,”
    – what, because social media unearthed evidence that the CNN article was completely unsupported or a straight lie?

    • deplorabledave

      Just another, “Source with no Name.” it felt good to be out of the rain.

      • Watchman

        CNN Chorus:
        “Blah blah, blah, blah, blah blah blah, blah blah, blah, blah”