The "Trump/Russia" story is not "fake news" and CNN's "resignations" prove it

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Trump attacked the CNN first for its recently retracted story about a congressional Russian Federation investigation, which led to three editorial resignations.

"Wow, CNN had to retract big story on 'Russia, ' with 3 employees forced to resign", the president tweeted.

Trump then re-tweeted an altered logo of CNN that read "Fake News Network".

President Donald Trump also accused the BBC, New York Times, NBC, CBS and ABC of being fake news media houses.

The Russia-related story, published last week, reported Congress was investigating the ties of a Russian investment fund to an aide of Mr Trump.

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These types of stories are typically reviewed by several departments within CNN - including fact-checkers, journalism standards experts and lawyers - before publication. He said in a statement: "On Friday, CNN retracted a story published by my team".

Rush Limbaugh, nationally syndicated conservative radio show host, thinks there's a possibility that the ruination of CNN could end up being part of Donald Trump's presidential legacy. "There are multiple other instances where that outlet that you referenced has been repeatedly wrong and had to point that out or be corrected", Sanders said of CNN.

In other words, CNN got caught publishing fake news and had to take drastic action to make it appear as though that isn't the network's modus operndi in covering the Trump administration.

Sanders also mentioned the video, released by Project Veritas on Monday, in which CNN producer John Bonifield saying that the issue of an alleged collusion between Moscow and Trump was being fuelled deliberately.

Van Jones, a former Obama advisor and top CNN commentator, told an undercover Project Veritas reporter the "Russia thing is just a big nothing burger". On Monday, CNN Senior White House Correspondent Jim Acosta complained on the air about White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer holding the daily briefing off-camera and barely calling on any CNN reporters for the past two weeks, while regularly calling on a Fox reporter.