ABC News Suspends Brian Ross For Flynn Report

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It was also the day where The View's co-host, Joy Behar, jumped for glee over the erroneous news.

Then, eight hours later, ABC News had to correct its report, stating the attempt at communication was not when Trump was a candidate, but rather when he was president-elect.

ABC released a statement announcing that they "deeply regret and apologize for the serious error" that their network has made, CNN reports.

Ross' report said that former national security adviser Michael Flynn would testify against President Donald Trump, and said that Flynn was directed to coordinate communication with Russian Federation while Trump was a still a candidate.

Former national security adviser Michael Flynn is expected to testify that President Trump instructed him to Russian officials shortly after the election, ABC News reported Friday.

Reuters/Kevin LamarqueABC News suspends Brian Ross over false report about President Donald Trump.

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Meghan McCain was particularly bothered by not just the celebratory reaction, but also said, "I don't want to sit on a show where I feel like we're giving fake news or reacting irresponsibly".

"If Brian Ross worked for me", Conway said, "it would not be four weeks of unpaid suspension for a guy making seven-figures to lie on the air". "I went to a Christmas party over the weekend; it's no secret, most of my friends are in conservative media, [and] I feel a lot like I'm an astronaut from another planet to come here to try to explain both worlds to each other - that's how different I feel on this show sometimes", she said. "That how we have to be right and not first".

McCain compared the audience's cheering over the report of Trump committing impeachable offenses to Rush Limbaugh famously saying he hoped for Barack Obama to fail as president.

ABC said that the Flynn confidant cited in its initial report "later clarified that during the campaign, Trump assigned Flynn and a small circle of other senior advisers to find ways to fix relations with Russian Federation and other hot spots".

In suggesting Ross should be fired for his error, Conway appeared to have forgotten some of her own lapses, including arguing the case for "alternative facts"; suggesting mistakenly that there had been a bad massacre in "Bowling Green"; and telling reporters there were microwaves that could turn into cameras.

"He has basically - I would say that this is - people are slamming this as fake news", she explained.