Newswire: 3 CNN journalists resign after retracting Trump-Russia ties story

A retracted article about a purported investigation into a Trump transition team member’s possible ties to a Russian hedge fund has led to the resignation of three journalists at CNN, Variety reports. The story, which was published on CNN.com late last week, was about Anthony Scaramucci, a former hedge fund manager who was a part of the executive transition team following the 2016 election. Scaramucci’s never managed to snag an actual job in Trump’s administration, though he did raise a lot of money for the president’s 2016 campaign, as well as sold his stake in his hedge fund, SkyBridge Capital, in order to preempt conflict-of-interest talk. Now three members of a new investigative unit at CNN.com, including the person overseeing it, have resigned from their jobs over the pulled article, which centered on Scaramucci’s supposed ties to a Russian investment fund.

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