“This version has been corrected to remove assertions that OAN and Giuliani received the warnings,” the correction added.
All the original reports were attributed to anonymous sources.
NBC News said in its correction that its story “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.”
NBC said that “as a result” the “premise and headline” of its story had been “changed to reflect the corrected information.”
The corrections are black eyes to the newsrooms which have aggressively reported on Giuliani’s contacts with Ukrainians in his attempts to dig up dirt on then-presidential candidate Joe Biden.