“An earlier version of this story, published on Thursday, incorrectly reported that One America News had been warned by the FBI that it was the target of a Russian operation of influence,” reads a correction in The Post that first reported the news. “This version also says that the FBI gave a similar warning to Rudolf W. Giuliani, which he has since challenged.”
“This version has been corrected to remove allegations that OAN and Giuliani received the warnings,” the correction added.
The Times, which said it confirmed the Post’s report, also corrected its story.
“An earlier version of this article erroneously stated whether Rudolf W. Giuliani had received an official warning from the FBI about Russian disinformation,” the Times said in a correction published at the bottom of the story online. “Mr. Giuliani did not receive such so-called defensive instruction.”
The stories came out after the raid on Giuliani’s office and residence by the FBI on Thursday.
The searches, which Giuliani and his lawyer criticized as unnecessary because he said ongoing co-operation with investigators were linked to a criminal investigation into the former mayor’s business dealings in Ukraine and led to the seizure of several communications devices.
The corrections are black-eyed for both newsrooms, which aggressively report on Giuliani’s contacts with Ukrainians in his attempts to dig dirt on then-presidential candidate Joe Biden.