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CNN Deletes ‘Fake News’ Story About Russian Investment Ties To Trump

  • CNN Deletes ‘Fake News’ Story About Russian Investment Ties To Trump
    by Tyler Durden,
    Thursday afternoon, CNN posted a story, by none other than Pulitzer-Prize-winning reporter Thomas Frank, claiming that “Congress was investigating a Russian investment fund with ties to Trump officials.”

    The story was perfect fodder for ‘The Left’ as it provided yet more ‘confirmation’ that sources ‘confirmed’ Trump and his team were up to something nefarious with The Russians… Highlights included…

    Congress is investigating a little-known Russian investment fund…

    The fund CEO met in January with a member of the Trump transition team…
    “If you’re going to get your nose under the tent, that’s a good place to start,” said Ludema, a Georgetown University economics professor. “I’m sure their objective is to get rid of all the sanctions against the financial institutions. But RDIF is one [sanctioned organizations] where a number of prominent U.S. investors have been involved.”

    A fund spokeswoman says there was no discussion about lifting sanctions…

    Scaramucci’s comments alarmed Democratic Senators Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Ben Cardin of Maryland,
    who asked Mnuchin investigate whether Scaramucci sought to “facilitate prohibited transactions” or promised to waive or lift sanctions against Russia.

    Sounds great right? Well, despite the ‘facts’ they reported, 36 hours later (quietly late on a Friday night), CNN decided to delete the story and issue a retraction, apologizing to Mr. Scaramucci (presumably for lying?)

    On June 22, 2017, published a story connecting Anthony Scaramucci with investigations into the Russian Direct Investment Fund.

    That story did not meet CNN’s editorial standards and has been retracted. Links to the story have been disabled. CNN apologizes to Mr. Scaramucci.

    read more.

Despite their deletion of the story, thanks to The Wayback-Machine, we can see what the original story said… (


June 26, 2017 - Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , ,

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