“An earlier version of this story, published on Thursday, incorrectly reported that One America News was warned by the FBI that it was the target of a Russian influence operation,” reads a correction in The Post, which first reported the news. “This version also said that the FBI had given Rudolph W. Giuliani a similar warning, which he has since denied.”
“This version has been corrected to remove allegations that OAN and Giuliani received the warnings,” the correction added.
The Times, which said it has confirmed The Post’s reporting, also corrected its story.
“An earlier version of this article erred in whether Rudolph W. Giuliani received a formal warning from the FBI about Russian disinformation,” The Times said in its correction, which was published at the bottom of the story online. “Mr. Giuliani did not receive such a so-called defensive briefing.”
The stories came out after Giuliani’s office and residence were raided by the FBI on Thursday.
The searches, which Giuliani and his lawyer criticized as unnecessary because of what they claim is his ongoing collaboration with investigators, were linked to a criminal investigation into the former mayor’s business dealings in Ukraine and resulted in the seizure of several communications equipment.
The corrections are black eyes for both newsrooms, which have aggressively reported on Giuliani’s contacts with the Ukrainians in his attempt to dig up dirt on then-presidential candidate Joe Biden.