CNN has accepted the resignations of three journalists after the publication of a Russia-related article that has since been retracted.

The story, which was published on Thursday, reported that the US Congress was investigating the ties of a Russian investment fund to an aide of President Donald Trump.

CNN reported that an internal investigation by its management found that certain editorial processes were not followed when the article was published.

The report said the story was deleted from its website on Friday night after its investigation.

It was replaced with an editor's note of apology to Anthony Scaramucci, the aide who was reported to be investigated in the story.

The three journalists included Thomas Frank, the writer of the story; Eric Lichtblau, an editor in CNN's investigative unit; and Lex Haris, who oversaw the unit, the network reported. 

Mr Trump, who spoke with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar by phone today, has been critical of CNN, referring to it as a "fake news" outlet.

He used his twitter account today to comment on the situation.