ABC’s Brian Ross won’t cover Trump stories after false Flynn report


ABC News won’t allow reporter Brian Ross to cover stories related to President Trump, a decision that comes after he delivered an inaccurate report on former national security adviser Michael Flynn’s guilty plea.

ABC News’s president tore into his staff on Monday and informed them of the decision about Ross, CNN reported.

Ross initially reported on Friday that Flynn would testify that Trump directed him during the campaign to make contact with Russian officials. Stocks plunged shortly after the report was put out. 

{mosads}The network soon issued a “clarification,” saying that Trump had asked Flynn during the transition “to find ways to repair relations with Russia and other hot spots.”

Conservatives and members of the media criticized the network for not calling it a “correction.”

ABC announced Saturday it was suspending Ross for four weeks without pay because of the error.

President Trump on Sunday tore into ABC News, and suggested those who lost money in the stock market after the Flynn report should consider suing the network.

ABC’s president, James Goldston, said Monday that Ross went on air without anyone else reviewing his information, according to CNN. The network is reviewing the error and its aftermath.

“I don’t even know how many times we’ve talked about this, how many times we have talked about the need to get it right,” Goldston reportedly said. “That how we have to be right and not first.”

Tags ABC News brian ross Donald Trump Michael Flynn Michael Flynn
See all Hill.TV See all Video

Most Popular

Load more


See all Video