CNN Faced $100 Million Lawsuit Over Fake Russia Story
Very fake news CNN was facing a $100 million lawsuit for a story they were forced to retract linking Trump’s transition team to a Russian investment fund.
As TGP previously reported, CNN deleted a story from its website last Friday evening about congressional investigators allegedly focusing on a Russian investment fund whose top executive met with a Trump transition team member.
Via The New York Post:
The specter of a $100 million libel suit scared CNN into retracting a poorly reported story that slimed an ally of President Trump’s — and forcing out the staffers responsible for it, The Post has learned.
The cable network’s coverage of Trump transition-team member Anthony Scaramucci came amid federal scrutiny of corporate parent Time Warner’s pending purchase by AT&T — and the widespread belief among media execs that CNN President Jeff Zucker can’t survive a merger.
CNN immediately caved after Scaramucci, a financier and frequent network guest, cried foul and threatened to take legal action, sources said Tuesday.
Scaramucci got an unusual public apology but still hired a top Manhattan lawyer to put further pressure on CNN and “look after [his] interests in this matter,” one source said.
Executive Editor Rich Barbieri sent an internal memo to CNN staff instructing them that all Russia-related stories must be cleared by him or the VP before being published following a retraction of a very fake news story linking the Trump transition team to Russia.
Monday, three CNN employees ‘resigned’ over a retracted story linking Trump to Russia.
The carnage didn’t stop there. James O’Keefe dropped a late night bombshell Monday evening with undercover video of CNN Producer John Bonifield admitting the Trump-Russia story is B.S. but they continue to push the false narrative for ‘ratings’.
The chickens are coming home to roost for CNN for their nonstop propaganda. The American people are fed up with CNN and other fake news outlets who are merely extensions of the Democrat party. CNN is a disgrace; they should lose their White House press credentials for their nonstop lies and attacks on President Trump.