The New York Times on Friday afternoon issued a correction to its article alleging that two inspectors general had asked the U.S. Justice Department to open a criminal inquiry into whether classified information was mishandled on Hillary Clinton’s personal email account.
The correction came in at 64 words. Read the text of it below:
An earlier version of this article and an earlier headline, using information from senior government officials, misstated the nature of the referral to the Justice Department regarding Hillary Clinton’s personal email account while she was secretary of state. The referral addressed the potential compromise of classified information in connection with that personal email account. It did not specifically request an investigation into Mrs. Clinton.
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