Best of AP — Honorable Mention


Acting AG Whitaker erroneously says NY-area bomber had help

New York federal courts reporter Jim Mustian and Washington-based Justice Department reporter Michael Balsamo were first to report that acting U.S. Attorney General Matthew Whitaker made a glaring error when he told an audience of law enforcement officials that a terrorist who set off bombs in New York City and New Jersey had two co-conspirators overseas and that one was in custody. They checked it out and found none of it was true. The Justice Department was forced to issue a correction and the reference to Rahimi having co-conspirators was taken out of a transcript posted on the Justice Department website.

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