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CNN Admits They Published FAKE NEWS – Forced To Apologize

Fake News CNN was forced not only to remove a fake news story that they made up but was forced to apologize to the individual that they smeared as they tried desperately to connect Trump associates to “Russia.”

The Clinton News Network (CNN) issued this statement in regards to their fake news report:

On June 22, 2017, CNN.com 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That story did not meet CNN’s editorial standards and has been retracted.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.

Because it is important to document the lies that come from CNN, an online archive was made of their original report.

Here is the entire fake news report that was written by CNN that they have now removed from their website:

Senate investigators are examining the activities of a little-known $10-billion Russian investment fund whose chief executive met with a member of President Donald Trump’s transition team four days before Trump’s inauguration, a congressional source told CNN.

The source said the Senate intelligence committee is investigating the Russian fund in connection with its examination of discussions between White House adviser Jared Kushner and the head of a prominent Russian bank. The bank, Vnesheconombank, or VEB, oversees the fund, which has ties to several Trump advisers. Both the bank and the fund have been covered since 2014 by sanctions restricting U.S. business dealings.

Separately, the Treasury Department has been looking into the Jan. 16 meeting between the fund’s chief executive and Anthony Scaramucci, a member of the transition team’s executive committee and a fundraiser and adviser for Trump’s presidential campaign, according to a Jan. 30 letter from Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin.

Two Democratic senators asked Treasury to investigate whether Scaramucci promised to lift sanctions — a policy shift that would help the fund attract more international investment to Russia.

The inquiries draw attention to the Russian Direct Investment Fund, a government investment arm that has helped top U.S. private-equity firms invest in Russia and that was advised by Stephen Schwarzman, who is now chairman of Trump’s Strategic and Policy Forum, an advisory group of business leaders.

Schwarzman, chief executive officer of Blackstone Group, was named in 2011 to the fund’s International Advisory Board along with other leaders of major equity companies and sovereigh-wealth funds who reviewed the fund’s operations, plans and potential investments. Schwarzman declined to comment. A source close to him said Schwarzman has not spoken to anyone on the fund “for some time.”

The fund also worked with Goldman Sachs, whose former president Gary Cohn is Trump’s chief economic adviser and where Kirill Dmitriev, the fund’s chief executive, worked as an investment banker in the 1990s. Goldman was part of a consortium created in 2012 to invest in large Russian businesses preparing to go public, and was hired in 2013 to burnish Russia’s investment image. The company declined to comment.

Senate and House investigators are looking into various Russian entities to determine whether anyone connected to the Trump campaign helped Russians as they meddled in the 2016 presidential election, and whether Trump associates discussed sanctions with Russian officials.

The congressional inquiries, along with a criminal investigation by special counsel Robert S. Mueller, have shadowed the Trump administration. Trump has denied any connection to Russia’s election-meddling, calling the criminal probe “a witch hunt.”

Scaramucci, a billionaire founder of SkyBridge Capital, minimized his January meeting with Dmitriev in the resort town of Davos, Switzerland, at the celebrated annual gathering of the World Economic Forum. Scaramucci had met Dmitriev at previous Davos meetings, although at the gathering in January, Scaramucci was expecting to be named White House liaison to the business community.

Dmitriev “came over to say hello in a restaurant, and I was cordial,” Scaramucci said in a recent email to CNN. “There is nothing there.”

The day after the meeting, Scaramucci told Bloomberg TV that he had “as a private citizen” been working with Dmitriev on bringing a delegation of executives to Russia.

“What I said to him last night, in my capacity inside the administration, I would certainly reach out to some people to help him,” Scaramucci said before describing a thicket of ethical clearances he would face. “The idea was many months ago to have more outreach with Russia but also other countries, not just Russia. China, other countries.”

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.

In a reply Jan. 30, before he was sworn in, Mnuchin said he would “ensure the appropriate Department components assess whether further investigation of this matter is warranted.” The Treasury Department did not respond to CNN requests for an update.

A spokeswoman for the Russian fund said the two men did not discuss sanctions, and that the discussion itself did not violate sanctions that U.S. imposed in 2014 after Russia annexed part of neighboring Ukraine. The spokeswoman declined to describe the conversation, saying, “We do not comment on private meetings.”

Since Trump’s election, Dmitriev has been one of Russia’s most vocal officials in calling for an end to U.S. sanctions and arguing that joint U.S.-Russia projects can create jobs in the United States.

The fund hired two U.S. lobbying firms in September 2014, after sanctions were imposed, paying them a combined $150,000 over two months for public relations work. The fund has not hired any lobbyists since then.

With a history of helping U.S. manufacturers and asset management companies invest in Russia, the fund is a logical starting point for Russia’s push to lift U.S. sanctions, former State Department chief economist Rodney Ludema said.

“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.”

Scaramucci also questioned U.S. sanctions while he was in Davos and echoed Trump’s statements about improving relations with Russia.

Two weeks after the meeting between Scaramucci and Dmitriev, when President Trump spoke by phone to Russian President Vladimir Putin, the fund announced it would open an office in New York in May.

No New York office has been opened but the fund “still expects to open a representative office in the US this year,” the spokeswoman said.

This record will remain forever as just one of the millions of lies that have come from CNN!

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17 Comments

17 Comments

  1. carroll redd

    June 25, 2017 at 2:14 pm

    they are not going to do anything about the lies,so why bring it up,they are a big part of why this country is so divided now and with people like cnn still going strong,it will get worse,here where i live,there is tension between the races about what is what. first off trump is not a fake person and has to rely on others about his new position,but i think he is doing a better job of running this country than several of the past presidents,why divide the greatest country that has ever been just listening to a bunch of racist people who live high off the hog spewing out hate and folks really believe they tell the truth,must be doing something right as the most highly paid people are blacks in sports and that is no slander about that as you get the best deal you can for your services i see where coachs pay more for dinner than i get in a month,but that is life.no complaints i love this country for going on 86 yrs

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  4. Glenna

    June 25, 2017 at 6:25 pm

    Question? What about all of the lies and misappropriated stories they have pumped into the brains of Americans. This little story and there apology will be chalked up to one little oops. Never mind the hundreds or thousands of other FAKE NEWS and lies they have bored into peoples brains.SMH.

  5. Joe Bortze

    June 25, 2017 at 8:39 pm

    CNN should change to FNN. The Fake News Network. If enough commentators refer to it as FNN, it will stick and it should.

  6. Ivy

    June 26, 2017 at 5:10 am

    Let’s see what happens with next reports coming up…… Americans people are not as stupid as you [email protected] and all the mainstream medias…. either all of you help to bring back America or leave the country a lone….. Americans people will take care of….. the rest of your crooked medias can go fly a kite……..

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  11. Sarah Fairclough

    June 28, 2017 at 12:40 am

    I have seen more fake news on FOX than CNN. So, they come out and admit it is wrong and conservants bitch because they are being truthful? WTF I am a fact checker and have checked many stories from MSNBC, CNN, fox, ABC, CBS and NBC. The two biggest misinformed outlets are FOX and CBS. Once again people believe the master tweeter over their own easily obtainable truth. Check it out people and get WOKE!

  12. Josh

    June 28, 2017 at 8:15 pm

    Now please cover all of the retractions that Fox news has made over the past year and keep a record of them as well.

    • Brewer Cooper

      February 24, 2018 at 4:31 pm

      thanks

  13. gigene

    June 30, 2017 at 11:29 am

    CNN has only ONE thing to do.. ONE thing .. to give the facts on the various News stories they produce. And they end up passing on lies instead of the truth. They should be Shut down and closed up. A disgrace to the News profession.

  14. Michael T.

    July 1, 2017 at 6:09 pm

    Even though CNN is a cable news service, the FCC could revoke the licenses for all of their satellite uplinks, and any other transmitters they use to deliver inaccurate reports. That would effectively put them out of business. Then tell all other broadcast and cable news services that if they don’t cease and desist their lying, they will receive the same treatment.

  15. Jim

    October 25, 2017 at 3:25 pm

    CNN has lost credibility,they continue to mislead and spin the news instead of reporting the News.Sad for America.I don’t watch anymore,but still hear their fake News from friends.most don’t believe CNN.

  16. Brewer Cooper

    February 24, 2018 at 4:34 pm

    State run TV, Fox News, is consistently full of false and misleading stories. If it covers Donald Trump, his boorish stupidity is always make into something rosy.

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