Washington Post Issues Retraction on Rudy Giuliani Claim

Washington Post Issues Retraction on Rudy Giuliani Claim rudy giuliani exults during a campaign speech (Gerald Herbert/AP)

By Eric Mack | Saturday, 01 May 2021 07:19 PM

Reporting on former President Donald Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani and conservative news network OAN required a retraction by The Washington Post on Saturday.

The retraction added to the Post story Saturday read:

"Correction: An earlier version of this story, published Thursday, incorrectly reported that One America News was warned by the FBI that it was the target of a Russian influence operation. That version also said the FBI had provided a similar warning to Rudolph W. Giuliani, which he has since disputed. This version has been corrected to remove assertions that OAN and Giuliani received the warnings."

CNN media reporter Oliver Darcy considered it a "big retraction" in a tweet Saturday.

The Washington Post Twitter account also noted the error in claiming Giuliani and OAN had been warned about the Russian disinformation:

"We've deleted an earlier tweet saying the FBI warned Rudolph W. Giuliani that he was the target of a Russian misinformation campaign, which he has since disputed. This story has been corrected."