Fox News anchor Bret Baier apologized for falsely reporting that the FBI determined Hillary Clinton’s private email server had been hacked and a separate investigation would likely result in her indictment, saying his wording “was a mistake.”
“All of us who have been working this story at Fox have now circled back with our sources,” Baier said Friday morning during a “Fox News Alert.”
Baier continued: “All the time, but especially in a heated election, on a topic this explosive, every word matters no matter how well sourced.”
On Wednesday’s “Special Report,” Baier said Clinton’s private server had been hacked by “five foreign intelligence agencies.” The following day he told Brit Hume that an investigation into the Clinton Foundation would “likely” lead to an indictment of Clinton after Election Day.
Both statements turned out to be inaccurate.
“I was quoting from one source about his certainty that the server had been hacked by five foreign intelligence agencies,” Baier said. “As of today there still are no digital fingerprints of a breach, no matter what the working assumption is within the bureau.”
As for Baier’s comments to Hume, he said, “It was a mistake. And for that I’m sorry. I should have said they will continue to build their case.”
Check out the video above.