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Trump Team Requests CNN to Retract 'False Story' on Tom Price

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By    |   Wednesday, 18 Jan 2017 12:15 PM

Donald Trump's transition team made an official request to CNN that the network retract a "blatantly false story" it reported on the president-elect's Health and Human Services (HHS) pick, Tom Price.

On Monday, CNN reported that Price, a Georgia Congressman, introduced legislation that would benefit a company whose stock Price owned. Further, CNN reported that the company, Zimmer Biomet, then donated to Price's reelection campaign.

Trump's transition team said in a statement Tuesday that the CNN report "omitted facts and drew conclusions."

Trump's team said Price's portfolio is a broker-directed account and that once Price found out that his broker had purchased 26 shares of stock in Zimmer in March of 2016, Price submitted his transaction report in April.

"If that's the case, if it was a broker making the decision, he was not aware of these decisions being made, that's a different kettle of fish than if you go out and have money, and you go invest in the stock, and go ahead and introduce legislation to help that company," Rick Santorum told CNN.

Also, The Wall Street Journal in December reported Price had traded $300,000 of stock in companies that would be impacted by legislation Price was working on.

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Donald Trump's transition team made an official request to CNN that the network retract a "blatantly false story" it reported on the president-elect's Health and Human Services (HHS) pick, Tom Price.
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