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CNN imposing new rules on Russian Federation stories

Conservative filmmaker and activist James O’Keefe released his latest undercover sting video featuring CNN Health Supervising Producer John Bonifield criticizing the network’s coverage of President Donald Trump. CNN’s White House correspondent, Jim Acosta, has been particularly vocal in protesting the administration’s dwindling number of on-camera news briefings.Sanders said she would have to go back and look “at that specific story”.”There is simply no precedent for an American president to spend so much time telling untruth”, the Times reported last week. Thomas Frank, the author of the story, Eric Lichtblau, an editor in the CNN investigative unit that ran the story, and Lex Haris, who oversaw the unit, have all left CNN, the network said Monday. CNN officially retracted the story June 23 and issued a formal apology to Anthony Scaramucci, the subject of the story.According to CNN, the story published on June 20 did not comply with the standards of quality, precision and exhaustive reviews imposed by the editorial department, particularly because it was based on a single anonymous source.CNN said in a statement that it is standing by Bonifield.Trump then re-tweeted an altered logo of CNN that read “Fake News Network”.The reporting about the Russian investment fund and Trump officials was not relayed on CNN’s television channels, but it was published on the web and shared on social media.A spokeswoman for CNN chief Jeff Zucker didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment on Tuesday. O’Keefe and his website have a long history of aiding Republican causes, often with the use of hidden cameras. Creamer’s firm recently sued Project Veritas alleging the sting violated federal wiretap law.Three CNN staffers resigned Monday after the network was forced to retract a story about top Trump aide Anthony Scaramucci and a Russian investment fund run by a bank controlled by the Kremlin.The White House said Tuesday that it disagrees with all stories that claim President Donald Trump colluded with Russian Federation “in any capacity”.Multiple news sources reached out to CNN, and they report that the network is not particularly concerned about Bonifield’s commentary.He also wrote, “So they caught Fake News CNN cold, but what about NBC, CBS & ABC?” “I’ve been with CNN since 2001, and am sure about one thing: This is a news organization that prizes accuracy and fairness above all else”.Donald Trump Jr.is calling for CNN President Jeff Zucker to explain the retracted story.CNNMoney executive editor Rich Barbieri sent out an email Saturday regarding the network’s new rules after CNN a day earlier on one of its stories.