Three members of CNN resigned because concerning Russia article



Three members of the American TV channel CNN has applied for resignation from-for scandal with the publication of articles that contained allegations about the beginning of the investigation in connection with the meeting of American and Russian businessmen. This was stated on Monday by the official representative of CNN.

“After the removal of the article placed on, CNN took notice of resignation of three employees connected with the publication,” are available on the website of the channel words of its official representative.

According to the results of an internal investigation it was found that during the preparation of the material has not been complied with existing rules, in particular, was not adequately tested source of information on which was built the publication.

Lost their jobs the author Thomas Frank, editor in the division where he worked, Eric Lichtblau, as well as the head of this Department Lex Haris.

Broadcaster CNN on June 22 published an article which, citing a source claimed that American financier Anthony scaramucci the head of the Russian direct investment Fund (RDIF) Kirill Dmitriev dated 16 January 2017 at the world economic forum in Davos, Switzerland.

The article said that the ad hoc Committee on intelligence of the Senate of the U.S. Congress began an investigation to find out whether you heard any of Scaramucci Dmitriev hopes for the imminent mitigation of anti-Russian sanctions imposed by the United States in connection with the events in Ukraine in 2014.

Subsequently, CNN has removed the article and apologized to the American financier.