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Did ABC’s ‘Fake News’ about Trump’s Russia Comments to Flynn Tank the Market?

ABC News falsely reported that then-candidate Donald Trump instructed former general Michael Flynn to contact the Russian government to try to repair relations between the two countries. But, they were wrong because it was President-Elect Donald Trump who gave the instructions, meaning that it was not pre-election collusion with the Russian government.

However, it took ABC News seven hours to correct their misreporting, and as Townhall [1] alleged, it contributed to the tanking of the stock market, where Dow Jones dropped 350 points.