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ABC’s Brian Ross suspended over erroneous Flynn report

Ross incorrectly reported when Trump told Flynn to contact the Russians. Photo: Rainmaker Photo/MediaPunch/IPX

ABC News investigative reporter Brian Ross was suspended for four weeks without pay tonight over his incorrect report that Michael Flynn was prepared to testify that Donald Trump told him to contact the Russians during his presidential campaign.

Why it matters: It was a huge error that moved markets and damaged the network's credibility. The report was also passed along by Axios and other news outlets. In a statement, ABC News apologized and said the report "had not been fully vetted through our editorial standards process."