Three CNN Employees Resign Over Retracted Story About Russia Investigation

CNN has accepted the resignations of multiple employees who were involved with the network’s retracted story that supposedly tied the Trump Administration to the Senate’s investigation into Russia.

CNN is facing blowback over an erroneous report which claimed that former Trump adviser Anthony Scaramucci was connected to a $10 billion Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF). The network pulled the story over the weekend, and they have issued new editorial rules for future content about the ongoing probes into Russia’s election interference.

The Washington Post‘s Erik Wemple was first to report that three people have tended their resignations in the aftermath of the affair: Thomas Frank, the reporter who wrote the story, Eric Lichtblau, DC editor of the CNN Investigative Team, and Lex Haris of “CNN Investigates.”

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