The ABC reporter who incorrectly reported that President Trump had asked his former national security adviser Michael Flynn to make contact with the Russians as a candidate will no longer be allowed to cover stories related to Trump.
Chief investigative reporter Brian Ross originally reported Friday that Flynn was prepared to testify that Trump as a presidential candidate told him to reach out to the Russians. Hours later, the network corrected the report to say Trump had made the request after he became president-elect.
CNN reported Monday that Ross, who has been suspended without pay for four weeks, will no longer be allowed to cover stories related to the president.
ABC News president James Goldston told staffers, in audio of a call obtained by CNN, that the network’s and Ross’ credibility have been damaged over the mistake.
"I don't think ever in my career have I felt more rage and disappointment and frustration that I felt through this weekend and through the last half of Friday," Goldston said.