Three CNN journalist fired for article on the relationship of the tramp with Russia
WASHINGTON, 27 Jun — RIA Novosti. Three staff members of CNN, resigned in the Wake of the scandal article about the alleged connections of staff of the President of Donald trump and his adviser Anthony of Scaramucci with the Russian Fund RDIF, according to CNN.
Thomas Frank, Eric Lichtblau and Lex Haris resigned in connection with a story posted on the CNN website, the channel reports.
“After the removal of the stories published on CNN.com the channel has accepted the resignation of employees who had a relation to the publication history,” — said the TV channel.
Thomas Frank was an investigator for CNN, was in charge of the investigations division Lex Haris is a veteran of CNN who worked on the channel since 2001. Eric Lichtblau (Pulitzer prize winner for his work in The New York Times) a few months ago joined the CNN team as editor.
On Friday, CNN refused to stories published by my team. As a responsible editor for this command, I resigned… I was with CNN since 2001 and I am sure in one thing: this news service, for which the accuracy and truthfulness above all else. I’m leaving, but I will abide by these principles everywhere.Yahoo News refers to the statement of Haris
Earlier, CNN, citing an unnamed source in the U.S. Congress announced that the U.S. Senate allegedly is investigating the alleged links of the team of Donald trump with the Russian direct investment Fund (RDIF). It was about the meeting of its head Kirill Dmitriev with one of the representatives of the transitional headquarters of the trump Anthony of Scaramucci “four days before the inauguration of the President of the United States” in January. The meeting supposedly took place at the world economic forum in Davos. In an email to CNN of Scaramucci wrote: “Dmitriev came to the restaurant to say Hello. I was friendly with him. Nothing more.” Also emphasizes that in previous years he also met with Dmitriev in Davos.
CNN later removed the article, and by going to it there was a note:
The story does not meet the editorial standards of CNN, it was removed. Links to material not working. CNN apologizes Mr. Scaramucci.
A source close to the broadcaster, said portal BuzzFeed News that this story was “a big failure”.
In the U.S. Congress are now independent investigation about the “Russian interference” in the US presidential election, which was won by Donald trump. A similar investigation leads the FBI. Congress has passed several high-profile hearing on “Russian intervention”, but participated in the hearing, the scouts did not provide any evidence, citing the secrecy of information.
The American media also regularly reports, generally citing unnamed sources, the contacts of the members of the electoral headquarters of the trump with Russian officials and businessmen.
Russia has repeatedly denied the allegations, press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov called them “completely unfounded”.