Three so-called journalists who reported a fake story about Anthony Scaramucci alleging he met with an official from the Russian fund and discussed the possibility of the U.S. lifting sanctions during this "meeting." Of course, CNN cited an "unnamed" source.
But according to Scaramucci, there was no secret meeting. All he did was give a speech at Davos on Trump's behalf and fund official Kirill Dmitriev approached him in a restaurant merely to say hello. They had a brief conversation and there was no talk of sanctions whatsoever.
In fact, Scaramucci had only been to Russia once, as a 25-year-old student.
The three stooges who worked on the now-retracted story are leaving CNN. The network is alleging their departures are resignations but it's obvious that nothing CNN reports can be believed.
They were likely canned, but that's only conjecture.
CNN has come under strong criticism after apologizing for the story and by ridding themselves of the three blind mice, they've put themselves in a better legal position if Scaramucci decides to sue.
However, Scaramucci has no plans to sue, according to Fox News. He has accepted CNN's apology and like fifty percent of U.S. marriages, he wants to "move on."
"I was disappointed the story was published," he told Howard Kurtz from Fox News. "It was a lie."
The alleged "resignations" include Lex Harris, executive editor of the investigative unit; Thomas Frank, who wrote the lie; and Eric Lichtblau, who edited the lie. Lichtblau was once a highly regarded reporter who worked for the "failing New York Times" for nearly ten years.
CNN said, in the retraction that the story "did not meet CNN's editorial standards," which are lower than whale poop.
The network is now requiring stories that are Russia-related actually be read by two editors before they can be published.
In the past, it was apparently okay to write anything as long as it would somehow attack President Trump and couldn't be verified.