Posten's story about Carroll's charges of sexual assault was scrubbed mysteriously from the tabloid's website Friday afternoon. The link to the story, written by reporter Joe Tacopino, directed readers to a dead or 404 page.
A wire history from the Associated Press, which had been published on Posten's website, was also removed.
A spokeswoman for Posten refused to comment. The spokeswoman did not dispute the account for events that CNN Business gave her, nor did she explain the removal of the stories of Carroll's accusations.
But the two people who were familiar with the case told CNN Business that Col Allan, the former editor-in-chief of the post who is currently working as a paper advisor, ordered the story to be turned off by the website.
CNN Business could not reach Allan despite several attempts.
Allan is a long-time lieutenant for Murdoch, the billionaire media mogul, himself an ally of Trumps. Murdoch leads News Corporation, which owns Posten.
The removal of Posten's stories has given rise to considerable talk between postal staff, several people who are familiar with the case, told CNN Business.
Asked why Allan would order the removal of the Post story of Carroll's accusation, one of the people told CNN Business, "No one should explain why." We already know. "
Despite being removed from the post website, history still took traffic, probably because it remained in Google's search results.
One of the people familiar with the case said it had generated over 90,000 page views and that the dead link was still attracting hundreds of views every hour from Saturday afternoon.