MSNBC’s O’Donnell Apologizes For Trump/Russia Story

CNN reports:

MSNBC host Lawrence O’Donnell said he was “wrong” to report a thinly sourced story about President Trump’s finances on his prime time show Tuesday night.

“Last night I made an error in judgment by reporting an item about the president’s finances that didn’t go through our rigorous verification and standards process,” O’Donnell said in a tweet Wednesday afternoon. “I shouldn’t have reported it and I was wrong to discuss it on the air. I will address the issue on my show tonight.”

The about-face came shortly after an attorney for Trump and the Trump Organization sent a letter to NBC demanding the network “immediately and prominently” retract and apologize for what the attorney described as “false and defamatory” reporting.