CNN tweets a correction at Trump

CNN retracts story about supposed Russian meeting

In the hidden camera video posted by James O'Keefe's Project Veritas, Bonifield is heard to say that the story was getting extensive coverage because it is good for the ratings.

"We weren't specifically looking for this angle", Project Veritas communications director Steven Gordon told RT.

President Trump's press aide Sarah Huckabee Sanders urged all Americans to watch an online video posted by a conservative provocateur with a CNN producer commenting on his network's coverage of Trump's connections to Russian Federation.

Donald Trump has a habit of feeling vindicated by things that do not, in any way, vindicate him-from former FBI Director Comey's testimony in front of the Senate to President Obama not having wiretapped him-and his team is at it again with a retracted CNN story on Trump officials and ties to Russian Federation.

The Russia-related story, published on Thursday, reported Congress was investigating the ties of a Russian investment fund to an aide of U.S. President Donald Trump.

One CNN reporter believed that their outlet was suffering from a double standard during the Trump administration, asserting that the retracted story would not have prompted resignations if it had occurred on a network that was not continuously pummeled by the president on social media.

The scandal prompted Trump to denounce the network as "fake news" once more.

Trump's son, Donald Trump Jr., suggested in an interview with Breitbart News that "maybe Jeff Zucker should do an on-camera briefing about CNN's fake news scandal before the White House does any more of them". The video, like others by Project Veritas, is heavily edited, and it's unclear exactly what the context of Bonifield's remarks were. "But I would encourage everybody in this room and frankly everybody across the country to take a look at it".

"If it is accurate, I think it's a disgrace to all of media, to all of journalism", Sanders said.

Speaking to RT, Gordon vowed the footage of Bonifield was authentic. Thomas Frank, the author of the story, Eric Lichtblau, an editor in the CNN investigative unit that ran the story, and Lex Haris, who oversaw the unit, have all left CNN, the network said Monday.

O'Keefe said Project Veritas got the video last Friday and that a portion, in an elevator, was recorded at CNN's headquarters.

"We'd like to put the mainstream on notice", he added.

That lawsuit was brought by Dr. Michael Black, who claims that a 2015 CNN report, "Secret Deaths: CNN Finds High Surgical Death Rate for Children at a Florida Hospital" and a video segment titled, "The Hospital with a Serious Heart Problem", gave false and misleading information regarding him and St. Mary's Medical Center, where Black is head of pediatric cardiac surgery. Creamer's firm recently sued Project Veritas alleging the sting violated federal wiretap law. 3 journalists quit. That's impressive and decisive action.

Another CNN source believed it was unfair for the network to receive so much flack for admitting to making a mistake, asserting "this is the opposite of fake news". "John wtf has happened to you?"

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