Undercover Video Shows CNN Producer Criticizing Russia Coverage

On Friday, one of the people named in the story, Trump ally Anthony Scaramucci, disputed Frank's reporting and said, "I did nothing wrong".

CNN executives said the story did not meet the network's editorial standards and offered an apology to Scaramucci, which was promptly accepted.

Time Warner's news division CNN has accepted the resignations of three journalists after the publication of a Russia-related article that was later retracted, a CNN spokesperson said yesterday.

Reporter Thomas Frank, editor Eric Lichtblau and executive editor Lex Haris all resigned from their positions following a company-wide investigation into the single-sourced story that was quickly debunked, The Washington Post first reported.

It is one of several outlets targeted over critical coverage of the President, including the ongoing investigations into alleged links between his campaign team and Russian Federation.

"Wow, CNN had to retract big story on 'Russia, ' with 3 employees forced to resign", he posted on Tuesday morning.

The investigator asked Bonifield why CNN continued with the Trump-Russia stories and the answer is simple: ratings. President Trump tweeted that "they caught Fake News CNN cold".

On Tuesday, O'Keefe pressed CNN and its senior media correspondent Brian Stelter to address the Bonifield video.

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It was also found that only one anonymous source was used in the story, and things such as fact checkers which CNN use in verifying their stories, were reportedly not used before publication.

In a new undercover video, a CNN producer is caught on tape admitting that CNN's obsessions with Donald Trump and Russian Federation are due to chasing ratings from their liberal audience. "As Executive Editor of that team, I have resigned", Haris said in a statement published by CNN.

Sanders urged all Americans to watch a video posted by O'Keefe's Project Veritas featuring CNN producer John Bonifield - even though she couldn't vouch for its accuracy.

Mr Scaramucci said it was not true, accusing the network of attacking President Donald Trump's friends.

The article that was reported on, connected Trump confidant, Anthony Scaramucci with investigations into the Russian Direct Investment Fund. CNN never went live with the story on air, but there was an article published for a short time on their website.

Jack Posobiec, an alt-right activist and conspiracy theorist who was controversially given White House press accreditation last month, responded by calling on the administration to revoke CNN's access.

CNN CEO Jeff Zucker has a longstanding relationship with Trump, having worked head of entertainment at NBC when its reality show The Apprentice propelled Trump to stardom. "They are all Fake News!"

That drew a quick retort from Fox News Channel's Sean Hannity, an ardent Trump backer.

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