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CNN deletes, retracts story linking Trump transition team to Russia

062417 Mayfield CNN deletes story
The news outlet later issued a retraction after being contacted about the story's disappearance. (AP Photo/Ric Feld,File)

CNN deleted a story from its website Friday evening about congressional investigators allegedly focusing on a Russian investment fund whose top executive met with a Trump transition team member. The news outlet later issued a retraction after being contacted about the story's disappearance, according to a report.

"On June 22, 2017, CNN.com published a story connecting Anthony Scaramucci with investigations into the Russian Direct Investment Fund," The retraction reads. "That story did not meet CNN's editorial standards and been retracted. Links to the story have been disabled. CNN apologized to Mr. Scaramucci."

According to the original report, CNN claimed the Senate Intelligence Committee was investigating a Russian fund and its connections to discussions between the bank's head and White House adviser Jared Kushner.

The story, which is based on information from one unnamed source, also linked Treasure Secretary Steven Mnuchin to investigations surrounding Trump transition team executive committee member Anthony Scaramucci and the Russian fund's chief executive.

The story disappeared without any further information. BuzzFeed News contacted CNN after they noticed the story's disappearance on Friday evening, an hour later a retraction appeared on the site.

A cached version of the story can still be seen here.