CNN's Overzealous Trump Coverage Is Making Everyone's Job Harder

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President Donald Trump is using the resignations of three CNN journalists involved in a retracted Russia-related story to rail against media credibility.

The story had stated that USA lawmakers were investigating a possible link between a Russian investment fund and Mr. Trump's officials.

CNN executives, from CNN Worldwide President Jeff Zucker on down, believe they can not get stories wrong given Trump's willingness to attack the network. He wrote the story for CNN.

Trump also did not stop with CNN.

Friday night, once it was determined that editorial processes were not followed, CNN deleted the story from CNN.com.

FILE - In this January 13, 2017 file photo, Anthony Scaramucci, a senior adviser to President-elect Donald Trump, talks to reporters in the lobby of Trump Tower in NY.

US President Donald Trump took to Twitter to gloat yesterday after news broke that three journalists from media network CNN had resigned over a retracted story about a close ally of Mr Trump being allegedly investigated for links to a Russian investment fund.

The story was posted Thursday on CNN's website.

CNN retracted and apologized for an online story linking former Trump aide Anthony Scaramucci with a Russian bank. CNN, in initially taking down the story, said it didn't meet editorial standards. "Rather, it meant that 'the story wasn't solid enough to publish as-is, ' one of the people briefed on the investigation said".

Following the findings of the internal investigations and the retraction of the story, CNN added strict rules for its Russian Federation coverage. "Ratings way down!" the president said.

"On Friday, CNN retracted a story published by my team".

RT has reached out to CNN for comment, but has yet to receive a response. The network also issued an apology to Scaramucci, who accepted. "And I think if that is that place that certain outlets are going - particularly for the goal of spiking ratings, and if that's coming directly from the top, I think that's even more scary". "As Executive Editor of that team, I have resigned", Haris said in the statement. CNN's White House correspondent, Jim Acosta, has been particularly vocal in protesting the administration's dwindling number of on-camera news briefings.

"They are all Fake News!" the president charged. The law firm of one victim recently sued O'Keefe, alleging violation of a federal wiretap law.

In another, Trump retweeted someone else's satiric logo FNN - for "the Fake News Network".

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