Fox News Channel ran a correction after determining that a story on former FBI director James Comey was mistaken in reporting that memos written by Comey and given to congressional investigators, relating to his conversations with Donald Trump, included “top secret” material. The AP reports that the material instead had a lower-level security classification.
The story aired Monday on “Fox & Friends.” Fox initially described the report as a bombshell that suggested Comey had put national security at risk.
“The correction, however, left murky the question of whether Comey released any classified information to the public. Comey insists he did not,” the AP reports, adding: “It was unclear whether anyone involved in the story on ‘Fox & Friends’ morning show on Monday was disciplined.”