NEW YORK – The Washington Post, The New York Times and NBC News have all published similar corrections to articles regarding Rudolph Giuliani, the personal lawyer for former President Donald Trump, and his dealings with Ukraine.
The corrections, to articles that appeared on Thursday or Friday, include information according to which the former mayor of New York had been warned by the FBI that he was the subject of a Russian operation to influence the American elections.
Saturday’s NBC online fix was the most comprehensive, and it required both the title and the start of a story published a day earlier to be rewritten. The network said it was informed of an FBI briefing on Giuliani by “a source familiar with the matter,” but later learned from a second source that the briefing was prepared but not delivered.
The Times story last Thursday, following last week’s raid on Giuliani’s Manhattan home and office, was broader but included the FBI report. Saturday’s correction said the article incorrectly stated whether Giuliani received the “so-called defensive briefing”.
The Post last Thursday said Giuliani and One America News Network had been told by the FBI that they were Russian targets. In a note attached to Saturday’s article, the Post said its report on the OAN was incorrect. The newspaper said Giuliani disputed the claim he received the briefing, so details of OAN and Giuliani were removed from their story.
It was not immediately clear why the correction indicated the Post was wrong about the NAO, but that the Giuliani report had been “challenged”. The Post’s Kris Coratti Kelly said in a statement Monday that “it is now believed” that Giuliani had not been informed.
Giuliani, on Twitter, said the Times and Post “must reveal their sources who lied and targeted a US citizen.”
None of the news agencies on Monday commented on Giuliani’s request.