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ABC News Suspends Reporter for Fake News Mike Flynn Story - Liberty Headlines


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‘We deeply regret and apologize for the serious error we made…’

(AFP) The
US news network ABC announced Saturday it had suspended its chief
investigative correspondent for four weeks without pay after he was
forced to correct a bombshell report on ex-Trump aide Michael Flynn.

Flynn
pleaded guilty Friday to lying to the FBI over his contacts with
Russia, a dramatic escalation of the sprawling investigation into
possible collusion between Donald Trump’s campaign team and Moscow.

PREVIOUSLY: ABC Makes ‘Epic Mistake’, Retracts Bombshell Flynn Story

Brian
Ross, a longtime ABC reporter, said during a special report shortly
thereafter that Flynn would testify that the president ordered him to
reach out to Moscow during the campaign — news that sent Wall Street
shares tumbling.

ABC later issued a clarification, saying its
source had in fact indicated that the orders from Trump came during the
presidential transition, after the November 2016 election.

“We
deeply regret and apologize for the serious error we made yesterday,”
ABC said in a statement, adding that the special report “had not been
fully vetted through our editorial standards process.”

“It is
vital we get the story right and retain the trust we have built with our
audience –- these are our core principles,” the statement continued.

“We fell far short of that yesterday.”

Trump
quickly jumped on Twitter to praise ABC’s move: “Congratulations to
@ABC News for suspending Brian Ross for his horrendously inaccurate and
dishonest report on the Russia, Russia, Russia Witch Hunt. More Networks
and ‘papers’ should do the same with their Fake News!”

Flynn’s
guilty plea, on a federal charge of making false statements to
investigators, came with a pledge to cooperate with special prosecutor
Robert Mueller.

Mueller’s focus goes beyond possible collusion
with Russia to shady business dealings and whether Trump himself tried
to thwart the investigation.

The White House rejected the idea that Flynn could implicate “anyone” else, as the inaccurate ABC report had suggested.

Ross
also took to Twitter to comment on the blunder: “My job is to hold
people accountable and that’s why I agree with being held accountable
myself.”

Republished with permission from AFP via iCopyright license.

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