ABC’s Brian Ross Issues On-Air ‘Clarification’ to Correct Report ‘Candidate’ Trump ‘Ordered Him’ to Contact Russians

Friday on ABC’s “World News Tonight,” network investigative reporter Brian Ross backtracked on his initial report claiming former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn had promised “full cooperation” with special counsel Robert Mueller and was prepared to testify that “candidate” Donald Trump “directed him to make contact with the Russians.”

Ross told “World News” anchor David Muir it was not candidate Trump, but President-elect Trump that instructed him to reach out to Russia.

“A clarification tonight on something one of Flynn’s confidants told us, and we reported earlier today. He said the President had asked Flynn to contact Russia during the campaign. He’s now clarifying that saying according to Flynn, candidate Trump asked him during the campaign to find ways to repair relations with Russia and other hot spots, and then after the election, the President-elect asked him, told him to contact Russia on issues, including working together to fight ISIS.”

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