The stories came following federal investigators executed a search warrant at the home and office of the former New York mayor. U.S. investigators are seeking to review Rudy Giuliani's phones and computers for communications with more than a dozen people, including a high-ranking prosecutor in Ukraine, according to a warrant executed at his apartment this week.
Agents seized more than 10 cell phones and computers from Giuliani's Manhattan apartment and office in raids on Wednesday, according to his lawyer, Bob Costello, who read the search warrant to a Reuters reporter.
Giuliani claimed he believes the search warrant was issued because he allegedly failed to file with the Department of Justice (DOJ) for representing a Ukrainian national or office. He has since continued to deny any wrongdoing.
The Post was the first to report this incorrect information. It also incorrectly stated that One America News had also received a similar warning from the FBI.
“This version has been corrected to remove assertions that OAN and Giuliani received the warnings,” the correct appended on the article reads.
The NY Times made its correction on a story about Giuliani’s alleged role in the 2019 recall of ambassador Marie L. Yovanovitch.
“An earlier version of this article misstated whether Rudolph W. Giuliani received a formal warning from the F.B.I. about Russian disinformation. Mr. Giuliani did not receive such a so-called defensive briefing,” the correction states.
Meanwhile, NBC News elaborated on why it decided to correct the story, claiming that a second source disputed the assertions of the first source as the briefing was only prepared for Giuliani and not delivered to him. Both sources were anonymously cited in the article.
“The report was based on a source familiar with the matter, but a second source now says the briefing was only prepared for Giuliani and not delivered to him, in part over concerns it might complicate the criminal investigation of Giuliani,” the NBC News correction reads.
The press offices of The NY Times, the Post, and NBC News did not immediately respond to inquiries about the corrections. In addition, Giuliani’s office did not respond to requests for comment.
In two statements on Twitter, Giuliani called for the Post and NY Times to reveal their sources for the incorrect information.
“On a Saturday, the Washington Post added this correction to their defamatory story about me,” Giuliani wrote on Twitter. “The Washington Post and the NYT must reveal their sources who lied and targeted an American Citizen. #msnbc , #cnn forgot to mention the corrections today. #fake news #bad people.”
In a separate statement, he wrote: “Where did the original false information come from? @MSNBC @CNN @nytimes I couldn’t quite hear your apology?”