3 CNN Employees Resign Over Russian Fake News Story

(The Wrap) Three CNN employees have handed in their resignations over a retracted story linking President Trump to Russia, the network announced Monday.

3 CNN Employees Resign Over Russian Fake News Story

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The article was removed from CNN.com on Friday after the network decided it could no longer stand by its reporting.

“In the aftermath of the retraction of a story published on CNN.com, CNN has accepted the resignation of the employees involved in the story’s publication,” a network spokesperson told TheWrap in a statement.

On Thursday, CNN investigative reporter Thomas Frank published a story involving an investigation into a Russian investment fund with possible ties to several Trump associates.

According to the network, an internal investigation found that “some standard editorial processes were not followed when the article was published.”

Citing a single unnamed source, the story reported that Congress was investigating a “Russian investment fund with ties to Trump officials.”

The story, which only appeared on the network’s site, was quickly disputed on Friday, as one Trump ally Anthony Scaramucci — who was mentioned in the story — pushed back on  Frank’s reporting, insisting he “did nothing wrong.”

“Once it was determined that editorial processes were not followed, CNN deleted the story from CNN.com,” the network said Friday on its site. “Soon thereafter, the story was officially retracted and replaced with an editor’s note.”

The piece “did not meet CNN’s editorial standards and has been retracted,” the note said. “Links to the story have been disabled.”

CNN blamed the mistake on a “breakdown in editorial workflow,” explaining that that “these types of stories” did not go through the usual departments such as fact-checkers, journalism standards experts and lawyers.

The gaffe cost three employees their jobs: Frank, who wrote the story, Eric Lichtblau, a unit editor, and the person in charge of the unit, Lex Haris.

The network’s investigative unit was told during a meeting on Monday that the retraction did not necessarily mean the facts of the story were wrong. But, rather, “the story wasn’t solid enough to publish as-is,” according CNN.com…

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  • Al Zabel

    They’ve probably, already got a job offer, at BSNBC, or the NY Times.

    • rocquedog

      Not if they have any morals/scruples. The NYT, MSNBC and WaPo only hire unethical butt kissing scum that will go along with their Fake News agenda.

      • Eileen Ross

        I thought having no morals/scruples was mandatory for being hired at CNN.

  • Melanie Ferguson

    Don’t ya just love it when the sacrificing begins? This one, that one and one more. No one at the top…..yet. Wait and see who goes next. The shareholders had a ‘ come to Jesus’ meeting with the top [email protected] Chicken Noodle Network the other day. Seems to have had some effect.

  • regulus30

    YES we the people ARE having an effect on the FAKE MEDIA. Honesty always prevails if conservative media sources expose their lies; Trump 2020.

  • Gwiz

    Since when has CNN ever used fact-checkers for any of their fake news? They wouldn’t know the truth if it smacked them in the face.

    • Stephen Griffith

      Lol Oh so True!!!!!

    • William John Meegan

      SPOT ON!!

      • American John

        you are talking about those brown spots on your panties right.

    • American John

      This is not necessarily fake news. The story was pulled because the reporting did not meet CNN’s high standards. The only Network that fabricates stories on a large scale is FOX. FOX is the National Enquirer of TV. FOX is more of a propaganda out let than a news organization.

      • Susan

        You’re quite the joker!

      • Tasine

        It helps if you know fact from lies……seems you may have trouble there. I’m NOT defending FOX, but CNN lies a LOT.

        • American John

          No they do not . The story is must likely true it did not pass the high standard that CNN uses. FOX just plain fabricates stories. In a lot of cases they will use footage of a different story and claim it is part of a story. In one case they caused the death of a girl trying to make a story. Most of the time FOX like the morons that watch it just lies.

          • Tasine

            You may believe whatever you choose to believe, but we all know there is a lot of fake news floating around, and while I once watched CNN a LOT, I no longer even turn it on because it is not to be trusted.

  • Peter Pihun

    The fake story originated from Elizabeth Warren the idiot senator from Massachusetts.

    • John Meadows

      Yes a idiot

    • American John

      Peter Pihum another 50 Ruble pig posting for his murdering Dictator Putin and Putin’s golden shower butt boy the orange headed fascist maggot out of St Petersburg Russia. Peter we have had enough of you filthy Russian pigs.

  • skisok

    The headline is fake. The article clearly states that the retraction doesn’t necessarily mean that the facts of the story were wrong, it clearly states that CNN processes were not followed in publishing the story. There is a difference between fake news and news that did not follow the process. It’s possible that the story could again be published after all of the sources are checked out and the facts are confirmed. If not, then one can say that it was fake news.

    • ADRIAN WRIGHT

      Yes the facts are wrong, the story is wrong and you people at CNN are liers.

      • skisok

        That’s not what the article above said. If the story is not reintroduced, then I would say that the news was fake.

        • Zardoz

          Skisok, you are partially correct. CNN, if they were honest (hahahahaha), they would have dropped the other shoe, which is: And after actually doing some basic reporting, the story just MIGHT be hog wash.

          • skisok

            Well. Let’s see what happens from here on. I give everybody the benefit of the doubt until proven wrong. If no follow up story is published within the next month or two, then obviously, the story was fake.

        • ADRIAN WRIGHT

          If their facts were correct in the first place there would be no need to reintroduce the story; no one would have to be fired! They lied one way or another period.

  • Jon Blake

    Head of CNN need to resigned also. He encouraged this narrative telling his People after the Paris Accord coverage to continue and push Russia, Russia, Russia back into the mainstream. These 3 were just sacrificial Lamb.

    • Tasine

      Yep, they are sacrificial lambs – and I LOVE IT! I wonder if they have learned ANYTHING? I seriously doubt it. Will they ever learn anything? I seriously doubt they will.

      • Jon Blake

        IMO the FCC must investigate CNN and suspend their operating license pending the full conclusion of the inquiry.

        • April Williams

          Politics is not the only fake news CNN puts out. They put out a fake news story about a hospital and a specialist in Florida, this doctor sued CNN and the judge ruled that CNN is fake news and the doctor will get his day in court. The fake news created such hate for this doctor that his life was threatened.

          • caser4liberty

            April will you back that up with the news you got that from? No intent just interested.

        • Tasine

          While I agree with your comment, I wonder how many on the FCC are as crooked as a dog’s hind leg. There is virtually no one within our current government that I trust at all. I trust Trump, his recent appointments, Trey Gowdy, Chuck Grassley, and the precious others who are good people, but too low key for me to know what they are actually doing.

          • Jon Blake

            Things are changing. The Swamp drains as we speak.

  • Robert Lewis Pugh

    Sometimes right does prevail and things are set straight all is great and three clowns lost their jobs.

    • Tasine

      But the LEAD CLOWN DID NOT. AND THAT IS UNFORTUNATE.

  • ADRIAN WRIGHT

    CNN reporters lied. CNN continued with the lie. You had no facts! Don’t sweep this under the rug. Come out and tell the Country that you were lying and bent the story the way you wanted to make the President look bad. You were working against the President of the United States for your own purposes. Admit it you cowards!!

    • Mike

      now if only the president would resign when he lies and then in your words continues the lie. oh wait then he never would have run.

      • Stephen Norman

        Mike, you are an idiot.
        You are probably someone who has constantly been on the sole and fear your way of life – get lots, do nothing for it – will end under this president.
        Buck up and contribute, quit whining and try to be positive about the country.

        • Mike

          if you want to examine the true takers in this country look at the traditionally red states as the residents of blue states such as Connecticut, New York, California pay more in taxes than their states receive back from the federal government while the red state takers like alabama, Louisiana, Kentucky etc receive more than their residents pay in taxes.the true takers are the red states. now I have to go to work to support more of the people in the red states.

          • Groundwire

            Sorry Mike. FACT CHECK: Louisiana has a DEMOCRAT for its Governor

          • Mike

            at this time yes as Jindal hurt their economy, but they reliably vote republican.

          • Groundwire

            Sorry Mike. FACT CHECK::No Louisiana most certainly DOES NOT reliably vote republican. Since 1900, a total of 30 people have been elected to the office of Governor in this State; and 28 have been Democrats. The only two Republicans elected to that office were Foster in 1996 and Jindal in 2008. The fact that Louisiana has always been such a solid Democratic state, but went for Trump in 2016, ought to give some folks a hint the Democratic NATIONAL policy won’t even sell in Louisiasna.

          • Mike

            Since Nixon’s Southern strategy Louisiana has voted for a Democratic President with Bill Clinton. they voted republican for President since the year 2000 with an ever widening gap as republicans claimed 52% of the vote in 2000 but 58% in 2016; You also forgot a few governors such as Charles Roemer and David Treen. I was also not going back from before Nixon’s southern strategy, but I did not make that clear.

          • Groundwire

            Sorry Mike. FACT CHECK: Roemer was elected as a Democratic then abandoned them for the Republican Party. However you were correct, I missed off Gov.Treen – sorry about that. So that makes it 27 Democrats to 3 Republicans, which still does not support your claim of Louisiana being a reliable Republican State. Nor does it damage my assertion that Louisiana is a democratic state – as evidenced in its gubernatorial elections – and it is the DNC that is driving Southern democratic voters away by adopting extremist Northern policies that Southern democrats are unable to accept or support. Don’t you dare blame that on us Southern Democrats. Our values and policies have not changed; but until the DNC reverts to traditional values and returns to a position of respect for the democratic process, they are unlikely, by any fair means, to regain the Louisiana vote in NATIONAL elections. Their losses have nothing to do with Trump, Russia, or Republicans – they are self inflicted wounds.

          • Mike

            You are correct about Roemer. Again I was referring to national politics and Louisiana has been reliably voting republican for decades. Again the red states such as Louisiana take more from the federal government than they contribute.

          • William Markey

            Snowflake that works. Another fabrication

          • omikehawk

            I bet you live in Sanctuarycisco, where God save the Queen takes on new meaning!

          • HoneyNana

            you mean you have to go to work to support the sanctuary cities and their illegal citizens! Red states are the money makers, not the money takers. Expected nothing less foolish from you Mike.

          • Mike

            That is simply not correct. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2016/11/22/donald-trump-lost-most-of-the-american-economy-in-this-election/?utm_term=.4676c8ae749c
            This article shows that although Clinton only won about 500 counties those counties contributed 64% of the economic activity in America while Trump winning an impressive 2000 counties only contributed 36% of the economic activity in America. So no the red states are not the money makers in the United States. They are not even close.

          • Finder1009

            You are quoting Wapo as a source for Truth? just proves you are a moron and likely a liberal troll.

          • Mike

            I am unsure what would satisfy you, but here is a newsmax article quoting the same thing. http://www.newsmax.com/Politics/counties-rich-gdp-Hillary-Clinton/2016/11/22/id/760259/

            https://www.brookings.edu/blog/the-avenue/2016/11/29/another-clinton-trump-divide-high-output-america-vs-low-output-america/
            Here are two other articles reporting on the same thing. this is just facts. it does not matter who reports them as it does not change.

          • disqus_51zHPPk5lX

            Even your god in the WH quotes WaPo, get life!!

          • minefinder624

            List all the states, their Redness or Blueness and then whether they are net ‘takers” or “givers” before making such an assertion. You’ve listed only six-leading to a cloud of doubt as to your assertion.

          • Mike
      • CCblogging

        Liar

      • ADRIAN WRIGHT

        Trouble is, you listen to the lying media and accept it as fact. I see over and over again that Our President is proven right. Here again with CNN they were reporting without facts to back it up. LYING!!!

      • Jon Blake

        What did he lied about Mike?
        (Go ahead I wont wait!)

        • Mike

          let’s start with healthcare where he said everyone would be covered.

          • Jon Blake

            Mike its Congress who decide who gets the coverages through mitigation and debate not Trump. The President would like all Americans to have Healthcare Coverages and he indicated such therefore he dint lie,

          • Mike

            Although Congress does make the law the President can be active in those negotiations to ensure he keeps his campaign promises. That is what Obama did with Obamacare. Trump just is not planning on keeping his campaign promises with Trumpcare.

          • IrreverentOne

            So the fact that insurance companies have deserted Obamacare like rats from a sinking ship has no affect on your support of it. You do remember that the ACA was originally passed through the House without any input from the Republicans and that the Speaker of the House, Representative Nancy Pelosi, said that they need to pass the bill so they could see what was in it.

          • Mike

            “You’ve heard about the controversies within the bill, the process about the bill, one or the other. But I don’t know if you have heard that it is legislation for the future, not just about health care for America, but about a healthier America, where preventive care is not something that you have to pay a deductible for or out of pocket. Prevention, prevention, prevention — it’s about diet, not diabetes. It’s going to be very, very exciting. But we have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it, away from the fog of the controversy.”
            That is Nancy Pelosi’s full quote. It has been taken out of context so much I thought it would be instructive to actually have it as it was originally stated.

          • Mike

            Yes it passed without any Republicans voting for it, but to say they did not have input is misleading. the bill was initially constructed after over 60 hours of discussion with several Republicans such as Chuck Grassley, Olympia Snowe etc; The individual mandate itself was actually originally a Republican idea. They chose to vote against it and oppose it, but that idea was actually a republican one. The Affordable Health Care Act considered hundreds of amendments prior to its passing. It had numerous public hearings involving all sectors of the healthcare community. Trumpcare has had none. President Obama even had a televised meeting with democrats and republicans.

          • HoneyNana

            or how about if you like your doctor you can keep your doctor and if you like your plan you can keep your plan. LIAR LIAR

          • Mike

            Those were absolutely lies. no excuse on that and you appropriately are holding Obama accountable even today. Why are you not holding Trump with the same accountability?

          • HoneyNana

            Well at least you can accept the lies of Obama – most of us have become used to it and know how truly awful a leader he was. As for President Trump, he hasn’t lied and I think he’s keeping his campaign promises as best he can even with the left’s obstruction at every turn. It’s been about 150 days into President Trumps first term. He’s doing a fabulous job and once he gets rid of all the holdovers from the failed Obama administration, President Trump will move this country forward to prosperity.

          • film11

            Holy Hannah, Trump has lied every day. over 400 lies have been counted so far by some organization. And that does not even include
            all of the outrageous falsehoods that he vomited out of his mouth during his campaign. Trump should actually be in prison for fraud over Trump University alone!
            And to Mike, a valiant try. unfortunately you can’t use logic, reason, and facts when dealing with people who defend the indefensible, or consider Fox ( currently under federal investigation) as some reputable news service.

          • HoneyNana

            aren’t you an azz for assuming anyone here considers Fox ( currently under federal investigation) as some reputable news service. No longer. I’m sure everyone here who supports our President gets their information from reputable sources. Unlike you leftist pukes who worship CNN, WAPO and the NY Times.
            President Trump should not be in prison because of Trump University. Can you please name five lies that President Trump has stated? With what you say that over 400 lies have been counted, it should be so hard for you to come up with five really good whoppers. Some organization? You don’t even know what you’re talking about so Hannah baby, stuff it in your hat

          • Groundwire

            Sorry Mike. FACT CHECK: That is was the media reported that he said. If you go back to source – before the media restated his words, trying to box him into a corner – you will find the variously said: “What I want to see is healthcare that is available to everyone.” & “We [America] ought to be able to make healthcare available to everyone who needs it.” These are clear statements of his aspirations for healthcare, NOT promises of delivery. For that he needs Congress to move in that direction, instead of polarizing along dogmatic party political lines and obstructing any improvement to the failing and un-affordable system that we have at present.

          • Mike

            https://www.forbes.com/sites/theapothecary/2015/09/28/donald-trump-on-obamacare-on-60-minutes-everybodys-got-to-be-covered-and-the-governments-gonna-pay-for-it/#362f04f4540e

            Here is an article with the actual transcript of the interview. It shows that he clearly states “Trump: I am going to take care of everybody. I don’t care if it costs me votes or not. Everybody’s going to be taken care of much better than they’re taken care of now.”

          • Groundwire

            Sorry Mike. FACT CHECK: You are making my point for me. Those are statements of aspiration for the program. Congress has to get behind changes that will continue to move in the right direction. This is not something that can be done in a single step, but Trump can’t even get to first base while Congress continues to oppose change for the sake of opposition. Politics is the art or achieving the possible – one step at a time. The best advances will come from evolution of the scheme, not revolution against every attempt to move towards the stated goal.

      • oregon50

        So really Mike, you are OK with failing health care? Politicians elitist taking advantage of working citizens, high taxes, Illegals coming over the border to take advantage of all the freebies, that the Democrats put in to place to buy votes, You approve of politicians calling Americans name’s Hillary calling Americans deplorable, Oblamer calling everyone names, Do you not want safety? to not fear terrorist on our soil?
        I am sorry, Our President Trump does not lie! He wants to make America the proud country it once was not the sniveling pathetic country Obama created FYI stop watching CNN, step out of your box, learn the truth. Good day!

        • disqus_51zHPPk5lX

          What a shame that you’re using your bottom side instead of the one inside your skull to think that the Trash in the WH doesn’t lie. BTW, President Obama never called anyone names and Hillary just called the deplorable only deplorable not the great Americans who use their intellects. The great majority of the red states residents are deplorable!!!

          • Dutch

            Keep on drinking the kool-aid.

          • oregon50

            Do you ever notice the left never gives facts the just trash talk. The list of names The Oblamer called Americans that did not side with him is very long. Well I am glad to be among the deplorable that Voted Trump in best thing sense President Ronald Reagan. Mike best of luck to you in your rose colored angry world!

        • film11

          TrumpDontCare Act is exponentially worse than the ACA. Politicians taking advantage of citizens? You mean like cutting Medicaid benefits so that they can give the rich over $800 million in tax cuts? Did you even read that bill? I did. It is the most vile piece of legislation I can remember reading in years. And the wall that YOU (Not Mexico) will be paying for? Sessions making plans to put as many law-abiding Americans in prison as he can? reading the posts here remind me of how people were talking years ago that supported Richard Nixon.

          With this Liar-in-Chief, the country is headed for some very dark times indeed. And this time, we won’t have our Allies behind us.

      • Groundwire

        Sorry Mike. FACT CHECK: No president can tell the whole truth on all issues – and certainly not on on matters of Defense and Homeland Security – without revealing or confirming strategies to those external and internal enemies who would do us harm.

        • Mike

          like he did when gave the Russians confidential information.

          • HoneyNana

            prove it Mike. Otherwise you’re just bloviating as usual. LOL

          • Mike

            Please see the comment above. This is the problem with only getting your news from Trump. He likes his sheeple in the dark and does not share when he makes mistakes. Do I believe Trump did this purposefully to possibly lead the operative to be harmed? of Course not, but that does not excuse Trump’s disregard for classified information.

          • HoneyNana

            Well, you’re just simply wrong. You get your information from propaganda “news” sites that are clearly fake news. CNN, NYTimes, NPR, USA Today and WAPO are all know to be proven fake news sites portraying themselves as unbiased but clearly they are as biased as can be. More and more they’re being called out on their fake stories and unsubstantiated sources. You can keep your source materials private so only you can still believe in them. The rest of us know better.

          • Mike

            Trump did not even deny sharing this information with the Russian diplomat who was at the white house; http://www.breitbart.com/news/report-trump-revealed-highly-classified-info-to-russia/
            Here is the story on Breitbart. I am not sure what you would accept, but the exact same story was on Breitbart news which has generally been pro trump. Again the facts on this are not even in dispute from the White House!

          • HoneyNana

            what classified information are you referring to Mike? If it was classified, how’d you find out about it? Are you the plant? The whole Russian collusion story is blowing up in your face. It’s been a farce all along. Back in October, during the campaign, Obama came out and stated that there is no Russian interference. Now all the sudden there is because the democratic party is falling flat on it’s face and they’re trying at all costs to oust President Trump because of made up lies. It’s really pathetic to witness.

          • Mike

            This is separate from Russia collusion. Trump as Presidents do had the Russian ambassador and other Russian diplomats to the white house. It was at that meeting that he disclosed classified information as shown in all the articles I have given you. This has NOTHING to do with Russian collusion. This was Trump as our President giving classified information to Russia. The reason I am aware of it is because I have read any number of the various news articles written about this. This is not made up as again President Trump has not even denied doing so. I admit it is hypocritical given that he railed on Secretary Clinton for her carelessness with classified information, but then just gave classified information to the Russians when they visited the White House.

          • HoneyNana

            Yeah, it’s quite a different story though. President Trump shared information on ISIS to protect the US. And you brought up Clinton’s “carelessness”? That’s a very Comey-ish / Lynch-ish comment like the whole investigation vs. matter insistence. You say carelessness, but you really mean intentional criminal behavior for someone who still wrongly has security clearance. She should be in jail with Obama, Lynch, Holder, Rice and dozens of others. The fact that the left still is harping on this whole Russian non-story is pathetic and a clear diversion tactic to keep the left from being caught in their blatant corruption. I’ll admit it has side tracked progress but more and more the whole thing is blowing up in the fake news propaganda machine world.

          • Mike

            He was not protecting the US from ISIS when he released the classified information. In fact, quite the opposite as this operative may be hurt, killed or have to be pulled from a group where our intelligence is very thin so if this operative is no longer able to do his job we as a country are less protected. there was no criminal behavior by Clinton in regards to her email server nor is there any evidence any classified information was leaked, but by Trump’s own admission he leaked what was at the time classified information.

          • HoneyNana

            That’s not true though Mike. That’s what you were told by fake news media. And are you telling me that Clinton is not a criminal?! Wow, you’re worse off than I thought. She should be behind bars. HILLARY FOR PRISON!

          • Mike

            What is not true? Please provide any information that shows I was wrong. I have given you multiple news articles to prove my point, even from breitbart, so please share articles about classified information being leaked etc.

          • HoneyNana

            President Trump discussed the threats both countries face in the ISIS theater. How’s this?: http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/05/17/putin-russia-can-prove-trump-didnt-give-classified-intel-diplomats/
            Furthermore, it is not illegal for a sitting president to disclose classified information to another countries intelligence community if the need to is in the best interest of both countries.

          • Dutch

            Hey Mike, do you not realize when the POTUS gives out information it no longer is classified. The POTUS can give out any information he desires. Only the POTUS can do this.

          • HoneyNana

            One glaring difference about President Trump compared to Obama, the end of Ramadan dinner at the White House is cancelled. Since President Trump has taken office, there’s been not one instance of a visit from CAIR, Muslim Brotherhood or any other muslim fanfare. Al Sharpie Sharpton hasn’t been back either. That speaks volumes!

          • Mike

            You are aware that every President for the past two decades has hosted the end of Ramadan dinner. this was not an Obama item as he merely carried on the tradition of past Presidents.

          • HoneyNana

            I wasn’t aware but I’ve now learned that it started with Clinton – not surprising though since they cater to those that chant “death to America” all while accepting US money. I sincerely doubt that it will happen with President Trump during his administrations tenure. He’s already squashed millions and millions of dollars going to muslim countries that don’t deserve American taxpayer money.

          • Gary Parker

            Man, this Mike guy is a true liberal loser.

          • Mike

            Yes facts make me a liberal loser. I am sorry for you. I should have left you in your ignorance.

          • Gary Parker

            Just trying out one of the many liberal tactics…name calling. And I don’t like it. Think I’ll return to tried and true Conservative methods like telling the truth.

          • Mike

            Please share some because I have.

          • nocbsfan

            He takes lessons from Schumer, Pelosi and CNN.

          • Groundwire

            Sorry Mike. FACT CHECK: Take a look at the sources for that article – It was the Washington Post, relying – once again – on claimed anonymous leaks. However, it also contains the following statement from H.R. McMaster, Trump’s national security adviser. “At no time, were intelligence sources or methods discussed and the president
            did not disclose any military operations that were not already publicly
            known.” So it was denied by the White House; and once facts are in the public domain, they becomes open for anyone to share.

          • Mike

            Groundwire. This was reported by multiple sources including Breitbart news. this is not just a Washington Post story. Trump does not even deny doing so as you can read in the USA today article. This is not even really news at this point. Trump gave out classified information about an Israeli operative working in ISIS.

          • nocbsfan

            Mickey how do you know what is classified.?

          • Susan

            From what I’ve read in your posts, I appreciate your calmness and attempt at providing facts. Though I disagree with much, the way you are debating is a refreshing change. I believe the only insult I’ve seen so far is calling Trump supporters ‘sheeple’. Thanks for holding a good debate.

          • Groundwire

            Sorry Mike. FACT CHECK: While there is evidence of diplomatic meetings between the Trump administration and Russia – just are there have been for every president, there is not a single piece of evidence that any of those meetings involved the leakage of classified information. There have been a lot of allegations, sarting which what Clinton’s campaign has admitted to be a smokescreen that they invented after she lost the election; and there have been unsubstantiated claims made in all sorts of anonymous leaks. However, there is not a single e-mail, memo or other piece of evidence to support even one of these claims.

          • Mike

            I was not referring to anytime during the campaign. Trump did give the Russians in a meeting in the oval office classified information. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/15/us/politics/trump-russia-classified-information-isis.html

            http://www.npr.org/2017/05/15/528511980/report-trump-gave-classified-information-to-russians-during-white-house-visit

            https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2017/05/16/donald-trump-russia-classified-the-washington-post/101740022/

            Here are a few articles that detail what he did. The last one shows that Trump did not even deny doing it.

          • IrreverentOne

            And if he did, he was doing something that every President has done. Do you understand that certain classified information has always been shared with other countries. The United States of America is not at war with Russia so why would we not share certain information with Russia? All of these claims that “classified information” has been shared is ridiculous because no one has been able to say what that information is.

          • film11

            Ummm…because we know they hacked the election. at least Obama threw them out of the country, not kissing their butts in the WH. But then, Trump has invited dictators, mass murderers, rapists to the WH, offering them praise and honor. Birds of a feather..

          • Dutch

            Again Mike, the POTUS can give out any information that he wants. Classified information is automatically declassified at the whim of the POTUS.

      • BornAgainSouthernPride

        Nor would your savior…

      • desert

        You talking about obozo the pervert again?

        • Mike

          No Donald Drumpf.

      • nocbsfan

        Running is something you do

      • Susan

        hogwash. Trump might not be polished, he might be spontaneous in his talks, and blurt out something in response to baiting, but really…this is wayyy better than having a president who has learned how to manipulate the population into thinking they are doing a good thing, when they are really just trying to turn us into a socialistic country. Better to have a friend who blurts out the truth in front of you, than a person who has a false front and is nasty about you behind your back. THAT’S what we were saved from this past election.

        • Mike

          unfortunately that is just not true. trump continuously and pervasively lies all the time. he is not blurting out the truth. he is just manipulating you with what he believes you need to hear. he is in this for himself and his rich friends who helped win him the presidency.look at what he has proposed: trumpcare massive tax cut for the rich at the expense of the poor and middle class. he praised its passage in the house but when it was not received well by the American public he said it was “mean”. his tax ideas are all the same trickle down theory that has not worked before. it did not work in kansas and will only lead to higher deficits. how do you get around this in your budget? you lie. trump showed that his budget could balance with his tax cuts but he did so by counting the same 2 trillion dollars twice. now trump is supposedly an expert businessman. that does not happen unless you are incompetent or you are deliberately lying and hoping you don’t get caught.

          • Susan

            Well, we shall see. I know this-I don’t trust Obama or Hillary any more than I trust Trump. So Trump’s what I’ve got right now. Whether he’s gonna prove to be a crook or not, he’s already done more good than any of the previous recent presidents.

    • Zardoz

      Bravo Zulu!

  • cc

    t wasn’t FAKE fake enough news – CNN has been worthless for many years – ever sine 1993I

  • wharfrat

    CNN needs to shut down or shut down the people who work for them and lie about everything.

    • Tasine

      I’d be happy if they simply shut up! I’m so sick and tired of all of the babbling, gossip, lying, and unbelievable comments that, frankly, I wish all national publications would simply become too broke to continue operating.

      • nocbsfan

        Well then were would they put the Blondie comic strip 🙁

        • Tasine

          Do you mean they are still printing Blondie comic strips? I assumed those were stopped at least 2 decades ago! Jeeze! Oh, well, current comics are FAR from humorous, so it’s just as well. I wonder if young adults of today can read the words in comics ?
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          • nocbsfan

            Sure hope you know I was kidding, but it is surprising that comics still exist. Can young adults even read comics, I know they can textese which is a language all its own. one that I am to dense to translate. My cell phone isn’t even turned on most of the time. Comics are to far in the past to be of any interest to young people. Senior citizens are still thankful for them, I guess that is why they still waste ink on them. Two decades ago Hmmmmm I don’t think you are that old, I don’t think you are old at all. Give me a hint
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          • Tasine

            Actually I am not old at all. Been around for what seems like a long time and not as spry as I was 40 years ago, but personally I am truly not old. I am, in fact, 78 years old headed toward 79. Overweight, and sitting too much, but have no major illnesses, am on no prescriptions, and sleep well at night (and occasionally in front of the TV).

          • nocbsfan

            I was mostly teasing you, I already knew how old you were, I keep hoping to make you laugh, and if you want to sleep in front of the TV it is perfectly all right. I may hold your head in my lap, but I’ll be quiet. I am only 85, no prescription drugs or any other kind of drugs, bet I can outrun you. I don’t sleep well at night, but get enough

          • Tasine

            LOL!! EVERYBODY can outrun me!!! 😊😊😊

          • nocbsfan

            LOLOL Okay I’ll find someway to get you there

          • Tasine

            😊😊Occasionally, though not always, persistence does pay off. 😊

          • nocbsfan

            Persistence is fine but patience works better

          • Tasine

            Could be, but unfortunately I am not the most patient person on planet Earth.

          • nocbsfan

            I know but I have enough for both of us

          • nocbsfan

            Occasionally , that might work ☺ ☺

  • Zupamum

    I used to like and trusted CNN, it’s too bad that I can’t ever turn to their station without hearing lies, exaggerations, and accusatory comments! If I was a CNN executive, I would continue to clean house, there is a lot of garbage and unnecessary people there! If you were a building, you’d be condemned!

  • Ron haymaker

    What’s a 1000 CNN employees at the bottom of the ocean? Answer—-A good start!!!

    • omikehawk

      I was going to say horrible pollution! But a good start works for me! LMFAO!

  • Tasine

    CNN = FAKE. CNN = FAKE. CNN = FAKE NEWS AND PEOPLE. FAKE. FAKE. Not worth spitting on. This episode of lying had NOTHING to do with policy, with “breakdown in editorial workflow,”or anything else besides “getting at Trump, trying to help the overthrow of the American government.

    And CNN FAKES NEVER SAID THE STORY IS A LIE, AND THEY NEVER WILL.

    • nocbsfan

      Atta girl.!

  • Raymond Miller

    Anyone who puts any trust in what they hear or see on CNN is a total moron and deserve what ever they get. They have never been a real news agency, they have always been a propaganda machine for the communist/Democrat party.

  • J. Fannin

    Time to put this scumbag CNN out of business

  • bill14729 .

    Any way you look at it CNN is Fake News.

  • CCblogging

    CNN is a Democrat propaganda media. Fake News!

  • carltodasco

    Fake news-CNN

  • Jim H.

    Bwaaaaa hahaha! 3 more liberals bite the dust with their lies, and Communist News Network covering their backsides. What a joke!

  • Major Ray Salas

    Terrible that the Communist News Network (CNN) is throwing the “guilty” under the bus! he he he!

  • Gerald Mitchell

    Fire the entire CNN network as they are all dishonest and FAKE.

  • Gary

    What about all their past Fake News stories going back years? 99.99% of all CNN reports have been, & still are Fake News. This is only about only one story?

  • Gregg Parker

    Fact checkers: zoo monkeys… Now CNN is real news…. right….

  • LBC1689

    CNN accepting their resignation doesn’t go far enough. The Justice Department should slap them with a libel charge.

  • Kevin Soravilla

    Same o same o bull

  • meangreenMarine

    Americans would be better informed and better off if there was NO CNN…period!
    These stooges rode with the Billery during the Election cycle, to the point where many
    Americans referred to CNN as “The Clinton News Network!” It’s no surprise that they continue to demean Pres. Trump when ever they have the opportunity!

  • anthony j. manzo

    When are we Americans going to get HONEST REPORTING. It lies at the character of the PUBLISHERS to DEMAND the TRUTH from their employees.After all they are a reflection of the people they employ.

  • Willie the six foot snake in t

    All of Communist News Network should resign.
    I would love to see new FCC rules and fines concerning FAKE NEWS on purpose.
    Like, say, 10,000 dollars per infraction. Hit them in the pocket book. Maybe its time to petition the White House.

    • film11

      I doubt that would change anything at Faux News

  • therealworld

    Just because the redacted and apologized doesn’t mean we back off, Their on the ropes, Keep slugging until their OUT COLD

  • Orville Belmont

    Beginning to see some light at the end of the tunnel! Now, if the liberal end of the Democratic party would just recognize their idiocy in pursuing the assassination of President Trump and start doing the real job they were sent to Washington to do, the USA would be a better place for all of us CITIZENS!

  • Terry Maloney

    CNN should not only fire the three but they should file charges of slander against them! That might make some of the population believe that they are trying to get some credibility back. But I got one think that they do not care that they are no longer considered to be a NEWS outlet. They are just a business that has been bought and payed for by the LEFT.

  • william g munson

    The ones that need to resign is Alex Jones and Anderson Cooper and Don Lemon the try to make people answer the questions to fit their agenda not the truth period

  • depaz

    So the CONTENT of the story isn’t as big a concern as protocols weren’t followed. I’ll care about this kind of thing when folks get fired because they LIED!!! I’ve gotten to the point where when I hear “anonymous source”, I immediately think “they’re making it up”. . . . . .

  • Mister Vice

    CNN says “…“these types of stories” did not go through the usual departments such as fact-checkers, journalism standards experts and lawyers.” What is the definition of “these types of stories”? Stories that will influence millions of unsuspecting readers about the leadership of this country??? Then WHAT type of story does it take to get fact checking? If you report news then report the facts! If facts aren’t checked then CNN must feel justified in simply making up the news with whatever wild assumptions they can manufacture!

  • Henry Smith

    Due to editorial work flow issues they say. Denying your true bias wont buy you anything but the repeat of the same in the future. Fools!

  • minefinder624

    CNN has” standard editorial processes” ???

  • Warren Blum

    and rightfully so lolololololol

  • kerry88

    To be true to “justice” the supervisors of these people should be let go as well. Better yet, perhaps CNN should go off the air for a week.

  • nocbsfan

    Sounds like you listen to CNN

    • film11

      If by that you mean I don’t listen to the propaganda channel that has faux news as part of their mission statement, then I am happy to agree. It’s a sad state of the union when reporting the genuine news is considered beneath a channel that makes things up on a daily basis.

  • Stephen Griffith

    They also have been busted once again. 3 of their employees retire, they get busted by caring more for their Profits & Ratings, than Reporting The Truth! What did think was going to happen? The truth always comes out sooner or later. Looks like Mr. Trump was right, Lol I just love it when the Left shown to be just whom they really are, Talk about unmasking, Rip! off comes their false faces, & boom, Hoot there it is, OmL they be ugly!!!!!!!

  • Sylvia Avila

    Well, it’s about time CNN admitted their left news media one big!LIES!! We the people knew, they are ones lying every day! Bastards! I say, No more press pass, Cancel it, NOW

  • Dutch

    What an asinine comment.

  • Karll

    As if cnn has “fact-checkers” and “journalism standards experts”!!!!

    Give us a break!

    • film11

      Actually, they do. you just don’t like what they say. or to put it in words that might be easier for you to understand, “You can’t handle the truth!”

      • Karll

        What rock did you crawl out from under?
        You’re a brainwashed twit, and your corrupt party sucks,
        which is why they KEEP LOSING. LOL!

        • film11

          I left the rock but you obviously have permanent residence there. First, obviously Dems have little chance of any victory in Red states. No one really expects them to win in places like SC, GA, TX, etc.

          But you show your true bias and ignorance (as all anti-American Trumpsters eventually do) by comments like ” YOUR corrupt party.” Which of the 2 corrupt parties are you referring to? (By the way, that was rhetorical…yes, go ahead and look it up.)

          I have allegiance to either of them and have voted both ways in the past. And I’m no fan of Hillary. But that does not mean that I would vote for a mentally disturbed, autocratic, business-failure ( a multiple one at that period so much so that no American Bank would give him a dime which is why he had to obtain financing outside US), narcissistic, ignorant, delusional, dishonest, and possibly traitorous (we don’t know yet) loon that has, in just a few months, turned us from the leader of the free world to the laughing stock of the world. I know you prefer all of the above. Good for you. It’s still a free country…at least for now.

        • film11

          Your ignorance is showing. No one genuinely expects Dems to win in Red places like SC, GA. TX, etc. The big shock for me was how little the Reds won by.

          But you further show your ignorance by stating “Your corrupt party.” Which of the two corrupt parties might you be referring to? (That was rhetorical. Look it up.)

          I have no allegiance to either one. I have voted both ways in the past. And I have no love for Hillary. But that doesn’t mean that I would vote to put the nation in the hands of a failed business guy ( so much a failure that no American Bank would give him funds for anything which is why he has to get them from overseas) that is dishonest, mentally disturbed, narcissistic, delusional, possibly traitorous (we don’t have all the facts revealed as of yet) lunatic who has never done anything to benefit anyone unless it benefited himself. One who fills his swamp with some of the most evil men in politics. (Sessions, Bannon, Flynn, etc.) You, of course, are happy with all of the above.
          Good for you. It’s still a free country. At least for now.

  • JR

    CNN is a Populist Prpaganda Network period. Nothing more to add, have zero trust in this news organization and never will again.

  • Roy Veteto

    it would be wild if this was fake news by cnn

  • nocbsfan

    Is it true or are they just trying to regain some of their ads or just more fake news ???

  • American John

    This is not necessarily fake news it just means that CNN did not follow their standard there is NO evidence that this is fake news.

  • American John

    The only net work that routinely reports fabricated news is FOX. They have been caught doing it numerous times.

  • Louie Rey

    The difference between someone resigning from a joint like CNN and say Fox is that there are a bunch of other lamestream media outlets that would be willing to hire the CNN clown. The Fox person? Not so much and that tells you all you need to know about the media’s agenda.

  • Cecilia Robarge

    Go ahead POTUS give those dumbocraps enough rope so they can hang themselves. LOVE IT!!!!!!

  • holland180

    It is guaranteed that the 3 CNN employees are democrats so what else is new? The “Left” will reward them with employment for casting a stone against our president!

  • American John

    No Balmy drop to your knees and suck Elizabeth Warren is a good American unlike you and Putin’s golden shower butt boy the orange headed fascist maggot. Balmy lying cowardly golden shower butt boys like you and tRump are a piece of work.

  • American John

    No Balmy Drop To Your Knees And Suck Elizabeth Warren is a good American unlike you and Putin’s golden shower butt boy the orange headed fascist maggot. Balmy Drop To Your Knees And Suck lying cowardly golden shower butt boys like you and tRump are a piece of work.

  • American John

    Matt the village idiot.