HUGE: WaPo and NYT Retract Smear of Rudy Giuliani that Falsely Claimed FBI Gave Him Defensive Briefings on Russian Influence Ops

HUGE: WaPo and NYT Retract Smear of Rudy Giuliani that Falsely Claimed FBI Gave Him Defensive Briefings on Russian Influence Ops


The Washington Post and New York Times on Saturday both retracted false reports published this week that said the FBI had given Rudy Giuliani a defensive briefing warning him about being a target of Russian influence operations. The Post also reported One America News had also been briefed. Both Giuliani and OAN had denied the briefings took place.

The Washington Post hit piece was previously debunked by a TGP Factcheck article posted at this link.

WaPo original excerpt:

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The FBI warned Rudolph W. Giuliani in late 2019 that he was the target of a Russian influence operation aimed at circulating falsehoods intended to damage President Biden politically ahead of last year’s election, according to people familiar with the matter.

The warning was part of an extensive effort by the bureau to alert members of Congress and at least one conservative media outlet, One America News, that they faced a risk of being used to further Russia’s attempt to

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