- Both corrections are related to material written in the respective stories about 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.”
- The Post article now states that as an FBI case agent in Florida, Friend objected to the use of a SWAT team to arrest five people suspected of being members of a militia-type group over their alleged involvement in the Jan. 6 riot.
- Rolling Stone’s correction, which was placed at the end of the article “Inside Jim Jordan’s Disastrous Search for a ‘Deep State’ Whistleblower,” states: “This story has been corrected to reflect that Steven Friend’s security clearance was suspended.”