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'Fox and Friends' Issues Correction Over Comey Memos Report

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By    |   Tuesday, 11 Jul 2017 12:43 PM

The Fox News morning program "Fox and Friends" issued a correction Tuesday to a report and social media post it made the previous day over the classification levels of fired FBI Director James Comey's memos.

The show Monday reported that Comey leaked "top secret" information to a friend — and, by extension, the media — which would be against the law. However, "Fox and Friends," in citing the original report in The Hill, was wrong on several fronts:

Four of the seven memos — not all — contained classified information; the four that did were not "top secret," but rather "secret" or "confidential"; both Comey and his friend have said the leaked memo contained no classified information, though authorities have not confirmed that.

"Fox and Friends" co-host Steve Doocy made the 26-second correction:

"Yesterday on this program we aired and tweeted a story saying former FBI Director James Comey leaked memos containing top secret information. We were mistaken in that. According to a report, half of the memos contained information classified at the secret or confidential level, not top secret. The markings of the government documents in which Mr. Comey leaked are, at this point, unclear," Doocy said.

President Donald Trump tweeted eight minutes after the show's social media team, saying Comey's leak was "so illegal."

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The Fox News morning program "Fox and Friends" issued a correction Tuesday to a report and social media post it made the previous day over the classification levels of fired FBI Director James Comey's memos.
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