Fake News Alert: Three CNN Journalists Resign Over Fake Russia Story

Three CNN journalists have resigned following the network’s retraction of their story that alleged a link between a Russian investment fund and an ally of President Trump.

Reporter Thomas Frank, editor Eric Lichtblau and Lex Haris, the executive editor for CNN’s investigative unit, all left the company over the article, which was published on CNN.com Thursday but removed a day later after the network concluded that it did not meet its editorial standards.

“In the aftermath of the retraction of a story published on CNN.com, CNN has accepted the resignations of the employees involved in the story’s publication,” a spokesman said Monday evening.

Citing a single anonymous source, the piece had claimed that Congress was probing a “Russian investment fund with ties to Trump officials.”

Originally published by the New York Post.
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