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ABC News suspends Brian Ross over ‘serious error’ in Trump-Flynn report

ABC News introduced Saturday that Chief Investigative Correspondent Brian Ross could be suspended for four weeks with out pay over a botched “exclusive” about former National safety adviser Michael Flynn.

All Over a live “unique file” Friday morning, Ross reported that Flynn would testify that Donald Trump had ordered him to make contact with Russians about overseas coverage while he was once still a candidate. The record raised the specter of Trump’s impeachment and despatched the stock market plummeting.

Later within the day, ABC issued a “clarification” to Ross’s record, saying that Trump’s alleged directive came after he’d been elected president. Ross himself regarded on “World Information Tonight,” a couple of hours after the initial report, to clarify his error.

In a remark, ABC News mentioned Ross’ report “had now not been fully vetted via our editorial requirements process.”

“It Is Crucial we get the story proper and keep the trust we now have built with our audience,” ABC’s commentary added. “These are our core ideas. We fell a ways wanting that the previous day.”

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