CNN has retracted a story about what was first reported as an investigation into a meeting between a Trump associate and the head of a Russian investment fund, the AP reports.
CNN did not provide a reason today for pulling the story, the report notes.
“The story posted Thursday on CNN’s website said Senate investigators are looking into the meeting between Anthony Scaramucci, a member of Trump’s transition team, and Kirill Dmitriev, whose Russian Direct Investment Fund guides investments by U.S. entities in Russia,” the AP reports. “Scaramucci, in the story, said he exchanged pleasantries in a restaurant with Dmitriev on January 16.”
“The report also said that two Democratic senators wanted to know whether Scaramucci had indicated in the meeting whether sanctions against Russia would be lifted, a decision that could impact the investment fund,” the AP report adds. “On Friday night, CNN removed the story from its website and disabled links, saying it did not meet the news organization’s standards. CNN apologized to Scaramucci. The story, by reporter Thomas Frank, did not appear on any of CNN’s television networks.”
Scaramucci tweeted Saturday about the CNN retraction, indicating he accepted the apology. You can see his tweet below.