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March 7, 2023

Just the News

The Washington Post and Rolling Stone issued corrections on stories about the House Republican-led Weaponization of Government Subcommittee after making claims about FBI whistleblower and former agent Stephen Friend.

The Washington Post’s correction, which was added to the top of an article published Friday titled “Democrats challenge credibility of GOP witnesses who embrace false Jan. 6 claims,” stated: “An earlier version of this article erroneously said former FBI official Stephen Friend had not reported to a supervisor one of his concerns related to the use of a SWAT team in arrests related to the Jan. 6, 2021, riots. He said he did tell the supervisor, but he did not mention it in a written declaration, according to a report from Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee. The article has been corrected.”

Jason Foster, founder of the nonprofit watchdog Empower Oversight, called the stories a “hit job” by House Democrats on Friend and said it “caused a lot of confusion about the facts—precisely what it was designed to do.”

The correction comes after Friend told Just the News in September that he was suspended after raising concerns about the use of SWAT teams, the treatment of Jan. 6 suspects and the alleged manipulation of crime data.

Read the full article HERE.