Devin Nunes Complains That Media Is ‘Libeling and Smearing’ John Solomon
Republican Congressman Devin Nunes used his opening statement in Tuesday’s impeachment hearing to defend former journalist at The Hill, John Solomon. Solomon has been widely accused of laundering conspiracy theories about Ukraine and his former newspaper is reviewing his work.
“My second question — what was the full extent of you Ukraine’s election meddling against the Trump campaign?” Nunes asked.
“In these depositions and hearings, Republicans have cited numerous indications of Ukraine meddling in the 2016 elections to oppose the Trump campaign. Many of these instances were reported including the posting of many primary source documents by veteran investigative journalist John Solomon.”
“Since the Democrats switched from Russia to Ukraine for their impeachment crusade, Solomon’s reporting on Burisma, Hunter Biden and Ukraine election meddling has become inconvenient for the Democratic narrative and so the media is furiously smearing and libelling Solomon.”
“In fact the publication The Hill told its staff yesterday that it would conduct a review of Solomon’s Ukraine reporting. Coincidentally the decision comes just three days after a Democrat on this committee told a Hill writer that she would stop speaking to The Hill because it had run Solomon’s stories. And she urged the writer to relay her concerns to Hill’s management.”
“So now that Solomon’s reporting is a problem for the Democrats, it’s a problem for the media as well,” Nunes said.
“I encourage viewers today to read this story and draw your own conclusions about the evidence Solomon has gathered.”
“The concerted campaign by the media to discredit and disown some of their own colleagues is shocking,” he said.
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