Controversial Reporter John Solomon Will Join Fox News
Journalist John Solomon began his career with two prominent Washington newspapers, the Post and the Times. Later in his career he moved over to The Hill where his work became more conservative leaning. In fact, he was changed to an opinion writer after the staff complained about some of his pieces.
Solomon had frequently written pieces at The Hill that were in support of Donald Trump and his administration. Earlier this month, Solomon left The Hill to pursue other opportunities. This weekend, it was announced that Solomon would be joining Fox News as a contributor.
Pieces written by Solomon were mentioned in the recent whistleblower report. The complaint read, “Beginning in late March 2019, a series of articles appeared in an online publication called The Hill. In these articles, several Ukrainian officials — most notably, Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko — made a series of allegations against other Ukrainian officials and current and former U.S. officials.”
Solomon was also accused of sending an article to recently arrested Ukrainian Lev Parnas and Trump connected lawyers Victoria Toensing and Joe DeGenova. The email was released by the Inspector General.
The writer responded to the controversy by tweeting, “Today I understand the State Department IG released a private email I sent as a reporter fact-checking my work before I published a story back in March. I typically spend a long period of time before any column or news story fact-checking information with numerous people.”
Today I understand the State Department IG released a private email I sent as a reporter fact-checking my work before I published a story back in March. I typically spend a long period of time before any column or news story fact-checking information with numerous people.
— John Solomon (@jsolomonReports) October 3, 2019
It’s not a major surprise that the writer would be making the move over to Fox News. Solomon has been a regular at the channel appearing with hosts such as Sean Hannity.