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Jan 14 - Who is John Solomon?


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Jan 14 - Who is John Solomon?
 

 
Solomon worked for years at the a*sociated Press and briefly at the Washington Post before moving to the Washington Times, where he was editor in chief. He later spent time at Circa and the Center for Public Integrity before joining The Hill in 2017.

Solomon won an award in 2002 for a series on what law enforcement knew ahead of the Sept. 11 attacks. But media critics also questioned his early work, saying he had a "history of bending the truth to his storyline" and "massaging facts to conjure phantom scandals."

Solomon’s commentary for The Hill has generated the most buzz. In 2017, he played a major role in pushing the inaccurate Uranium One conspiracy, alleging that Hillary Clinton sold a share of America’s uranium to Russia in exchange for a massive donation to the Clinton Foundation.

In 2018, The Hill began labeling Solomon’s articles as opinion. Then, in March and April 2019, Solomon published a series of columns alleging conspiracies involving Democrats and Ukraine.

One of his key sources, apparently, was former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, Trump’s personal lawyer.

According to the New York Times, Giuliani, whose activities were central to the administration’s efforts to get an investigation launched into Trump’s political rivals, gave Solomon a cache of information on Biden, his son Hunter and special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe.

"I really turned my stuff over to John Solomon," Giuliani told the New York Times.

When Fiona Hill, Trump’s former top Russia expert, was asked during private testimony how she first learned about Giuliani’s "interest" in Ukraine, she mentioned Solomon, whose columns outlined the same conspiracies that Giuliani was actively pushing on Twitter and TV.

Senior State Department official George Kent later testified that what he had described as the "campaign of slander" against former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch began with one of Solomon’s articles and ended with Yovanovitch’s removal.

And Army Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, director for European Affairs at the National Security Council, said he became concerned about Giuliani and the narratives he was pushing in part because of Solomon’s columns. State Department official Catherine Croft said the same.

Solomon’s methods have been further scrutinized since the impeachment inquiry began. In March, he shared an advance copy of a column with Giuliani’s a*sociates, including recently indicted Ukrainian businessman Lev Parnas, who has reportedly helped connect him to sources.

Solomon left The Hill in September for undisclosed reasons, and Fox News soon hired him. He has stood by his work as "completely accurate and transparent," even as one impeachment witness after another has questioned his findings.



Solomon’s allegations on Yovanovitch, Biden

Solomon’s opinion articles on Ukraine have advanced a number of unsupported allegations about Yovanovitch, the Bidens and supposed Ukrainian meddling in the 2016 election.

He has had an a*sist from Fox News host Sean Hannity, Giuliani and Trump, who tweeted about Solomon’s work four timesand recently suggested he should win a Pulitzer Prize.

Solomon has appeared on Hannity’s primetime TV show at least 55 times since March 20, according to our search via Nexis. He has been mentioned many more times, as well.

On March 20, Solomon went on Hannity’s show to promote a column he had published that day based on an interview he conducted with Yuriy Lutsenko, then the top prosecutor in Ukraine.

The column quoted Lutsenko falsely claiming that Yovanovitch gave him a list of people he should not prosecute, a charge the State Department denied and Lutsenko has since retracted. The column also claimed Yovanovitch had privately bad-mouthed Trump, citing a letter from former Rep. Pete Sessions, a Texas Republican, to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

Yovanovitch denied both allegations during her testimony.

But the allegations had already left their mark, having been promoted on Hannity and other Fox News programs, circulated within right-wing media and tweeted out by Trump and his oldest son, Donald Trump Jr. Yovanovitch was abruptly recalled from her post in May.

Other impeachment witnesses have criticized Solomon’s writing on Yovanovitch. Kent testified that Solomon’s article "was, if not entirely made up in full cloth, it was primarily non-truths and non-sequiturs." He later said he had "every reason to believe it was not true."

Vindman said all the "key elements were false," noting that Solomon’s columns "smelled really rotten" before joking, "His grammar might have been right."

Similar objections have been raised in testimony about two articles Solomon published about Biden in April, which were also referenced in the whistleblower’s complaint.

Solomon’s April columns a*serted that then-Vice President Biden forced Ukraine to fire former prosecutor general Viktor Shokin in order to stop an investigation into Burisma Holdings, a gas company for which Hunter Biden served on the board. Solomon wrote that Biden withheld aid dollars from Ukraine as leverage to get Shokin removed.

There’s no evidence of wrongdoing by either Biden, as we’ve noted before. It’s not clear that the long-dormant investigation into Burisma had been reopened, as Solomon claimed, and Western leaders and institutions were united in wanting Shokin removed.

In his closed-door deposition, Kurt Volker, the former U.S. special envoy to Ukraine, said he believed Lutsenko — a key but questionable source in many of Solomon’s columns — was "making things up." He said Biden "was representing U.S. policy at the time."

"The allegations themselves, including those against Ambassador Yovanovitch, did not appear to me to be credible at all," Volker said during public testimony Nov. 19. "I’ve known Vice President Biden for a long time. Those accusations were not credible."

Volker calls the allegations against Marie Yovanovitch and Joe Biden not credible: "It's just not credible to me that a vice president of the United States is going to do anything other than act as how he sees best for the national interest."

Solomon’s columns also alleged misconduct in Ukraine by Democratic donor George Soros and claimed, without much evidence, that Democrats coordinated with Ukrainian officials to interfere in the 2016 election by sharing dirt on Trump and reviving a 2014 investigation into former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort, who had ties to the country’s old, pro-Russia regime.

These claims are unproven, and the U.S. intelligence community has concluded that it was Russia — not Ukraine — that interfered in the 2016 election, with the intent of helping Trump.



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Shout out to my boy @justblazedown3 for bringing my attention to another fake journalist who pushes false narratives.


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 2 weeks ago '17        #2
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Yeah the hill is fu*king garbage and hes s right wing hack.
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Still waiting on you to post up all the promises YOU think trump has kept. It's been 2 days now. Last time it took you 5 days to come up with ONE SINGLE trump policy that you liked yet you claim that trump is a great President.
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 2 weeks ago '17        #5
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 Ham Rove said
Yeah the hill is fu*king garbage and hes s right wing hack.
He's a hack, I wouldn't say The Hill is garbage though.
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 Ham Rove said
Yeah the hill is fu*king garbage and hes s right wing hack.
The Hill is one site that gives a voice to both sides even though they slobber Bernie non stop
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 Johnnytusanmi said
The Hill is one site that gives a voice to both sides even though they slobber Bernie non stop
You slobber on socialist trump so you shouldn’t talk about slobbering

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 Ymmot said
Still waiting on you to post up all the promises YOU think trump has kept. It's been 2 days now. Last time it took you 5 days to come up with ONE SINGLE trump policy that you liked yet you claim that trump is a great President.
Struggle thread!!! Worst news topic of the day!!!
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 2 weeks ago '07        #9
justblazedown3 
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FNC>>>>>>>all lamestream lies

Read em and weep @

Also John Solomon broke the FISA Scandal while CNN MSNBC and others we're lying to the public about Russia collusion and the Mueller report and everything else that they have said during Trump's presidency.








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Where dat peachmint at? It's spoiled by now lmao!



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Ymmot  OP
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Struggle thread!!! Worst news topic of the day!!!
You still can't name a single promise trump kept, yet you claimed he kept all his promises. I even gave you 2 promises he kept for free. We're going on 2 1/2 days now.

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 justblazedown3 said


FNC>>>>>>>all lamestream lies

Read em and weep @

Also John Solomon broke the FISA Scandal while CNN MSNBC and others we're lying to the public about Russia collusion and the Mueller report and everything else that they have said during Trump's presidency.








Nah son, even this dude's colleagues have said his reporting has turned to garbage. He's been caught multiple times making unsubstantiated claims. He's written stuff that people have proven wrong or eventually been proven wrong after the fact and trying to pass it off as truth. Do you notice how all the "journalists" and "documentarians" you get your news from are the some of the most untrustworthy sources? No wonder you believe the stuff you believe. You need to learn to check sources and question everything you read and watch. If there's strong bias, the source is probably garbage. Yesterday you were telling me that x22 is a reliable source and it turns out to be a guy named "Dave" who posted a disclaimer on his site that says everything he reports is just his opinion and that he's unemployed and he's a doomsday-prepper.

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 justblazedown3 said


FNC>>>>>>>all lamestream lies

Read em and weep @

Also John Solomon broke the FISA Scandal while CNN MSNBC and others we're lying to the public about Russia collusion and the Mueller report and everything else that they have said during Trump's presidency.








You like Fox News?? The ONLY major news outlet that lied and said Iraq definitely had WMD's...


You didn't even notice how I figured out you followed John Solomon. You never said his name once, I just figured out you read his bullsh*t stories based on a few opinions you shared that were based on inaccuracies.

 2 weeks ago '07        #14
justblazedown3 
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Well i have acknowledged him before as he is a contributor on Fox News and is the one who broke the news about the illegal fisa warrant from the Obama Administration, Hillary Clinton, the DNC and the Crooked elements within the Department of Justice and FBI.
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justblazedown3 
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Also i wasnt trying to hate on my earlier post i ment the news viewership shows folks are listening to FNC over all others. Thats all i was really trying to convey.

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 justblazedown3 said
Well i have acknowledged him before as he is a contributor on Fox News and is the one who broke the news about the illegal fisa warrant from the Obama Administration, Hillary Clinton, the DNC and the Crooked elements within the Department of Justice and FBI.
I've never seen you mention him. The only thing he really exposed was he happened to be right about the FISA warrant. Buuuut, almost all FISA warrants are obtained under false pretenses or illegally because they're almost impossible to get, so just about anyone could have guessed that. Hillary Clinton had nothing to do with the FISA warrants so I'm not even sure why you're mentioning her or the DNC. The point is John Solomon has been wrong a lot more than he's been right, and he's been caught reporting lies. I don't know about you, but to me that's a terrible source. You can go on believing lies if you're that type of person.

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 Ymmot said
I've never seen you mention him. The only thing he really exposed was he happened to be right about the FISA warrant. 1. Buuuut, almost all FISA warrants are obtained under false pretenses or illegally because they're almost impossible to get, so just about anyone could have guessed that. 2. Hillary Clinton had nothing to do with the FISA warrants so I'm not even sure why you're mentioning her or the DNC. The point is John Solomon has been wrong a lot more than he's been right, and he's been caught reporting lies. I don't know about you, but to me that's a terrible source. You can go on believing lies if you're that type of person.
1. No warrant should ever under any circumstances be forged on fradulent information or evidence that isnt supported with clear visibke information (video/writing)

2. She and Dnc was behind the purchaseof the information used to create the Dossier used for the FISA warrant.

Nobody is perfect and I understand that, but for things like this if you have the evidence to support the claims it matters when it comes to this platform and the impacts it can have on Elections.

They tried to use this as "insurance" to remove Trump... could this be the "insurance" Peter Strok was referring to in his text with Lisa Page?

This is where discernment comes into play.

Regardless as we both agreed earlier we dont even know if any of what we are told is verified and factual when it comes to news. So its rpugh to listen in the overall.

As we've all heard take it with a grain a salt unless its attached with confimed provable evidence.
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 justblazedown3 said
1. No warrant should ever under any circumstances be forged on fradulent information or evidence that isnt supported with clear visibke information (video/writing)

2. She and Dnc was behind the purchaseof the information used to create the Dossier used for the FISA warrant.

Nobody is perfect and I understand that, but for things like this if you have the evidence to support the claims it matters when it comes to this platform and the impacts it can have on Elections.

They tried to use this as "insurance" to remove Trump... could this be the "insurance" Peter Strok was referring to in his text with Lisa Page?

This is where discernment comes into play.

Regardless as we both agreed earlier we dont even know if any of what we are told is verified and factual when it comes to news. So its rpugh to listen in the overall.

As we've all heard take it with a grain a salt unless its attached with confimed provable evidence.
Almost all Fisa warrants are obtained "illegally." The Steele Dossier didn't lead to the Fisa warrant. The investigation wasn't started because of the Steele Dossier.

Why is it that I know the real story and you have a bunch of splintered details that don't coincide? Is it because you listen to fake news and I check my sources? Could be something there...



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