The Washington Post has quietly been editing past articles about the now-discredited anti-Trump Steele dossier. The publication has now edited and added editor’s notes to more than a dozen articles as Special Counsel John Durham’s investigation into the Trump-Russia has further discredited the already-rocky reporting.
Fox News reports:
The two stories, published in March 2017 and February 2019, were changed when the newspaper’s executive editor, Sally Buzbee, said she could no longer stand by their accuracy. The post added editor’s notes, amended headlines, removed sections identifying Sergei Millian as the source and deleted an accompanying video summarizing the articles.
Russian national Igor Danchenko’s indictment has prompted the current wave of corrections by The Washington Post.
The Post’s media reporter Paul Farhi wrote the indictment suggests “Danchenko may have gotten his information about the hotel encounter not from Millian but from a Democratic Party operative with long-standing ties to Hillary Clinton,” noting Clinton ally Charles Dolan, Jr. could be the unnamed operative when he penned an article announcing the changes.
A March 29, 2017 article headlined, “Trump’s First 100 Days: An investigation,” now features a lengthy editor’s note that has become quite common among the paper’s archives.
“An earlier version of this story published March 29, 2017, referred to previous reporting in The Washington Post that Belarusan-American businessman Sergei Millian had been a source of information for a dossier of unverified allegations against Donald Trump. In November 2021, The Post removed that material from the original 2017 story after the account was contradicted by allegations in a federal indictment and undermined by further reporting. References to the initial report have been removed from this piece,” the Post added to the online version of the article.
On Wednesday, Danchenko pled not guilty to making false statements about the source of information that he provided to Steele.
As The Washington Post’s credibility continues to crumble, will other publications follow suit and begin correcting their articles containing false information about the Steele Dossier? Tell us what you think in the comments below.