FORMER SINCLAIR EXEC CAUGHT UP IN IMPEACHMENT

He was COO of Sinclair‘s now-shuttered Circa “news” website.

Most recently he was a columnist for “The Hill” and still another Fox News contributor.

Now, John Solomon finds himself mired in the House impeachment probe, and his reporting while with “The Hill” is under a harsh internal spotlight.

Mere moments after the House Intelligence Committee revealed that Solomon had been in contact with Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA), Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani, and Giuliani associate Lev Parnas this past spring, “Hil” editor in chief Bob Cusack announced the review.

“The Hill is conducting a meticulous review of opinion columns written by John Solomon on the subject of Ukraine that will be handled by a team of editors and reporters,” Cusack wrote. “All results of the review will be transparent and public.”

Articles written earlier this year by Solomon accelerated a “smear campaign” against Marie Yovanovitch, then the U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, in furtherance of a rogue foreign policy spearheaded by Giuliani on behalf of President Trump.

According to the House report issued yesterday, the Hill published a story on March 20 stemming from a Solomon interview with Yuriy Lutsenko.

“Top Ukrainian justice official says US ambassador gave him a do not prosecute list,” reads the headline.

“Mr. Solomon’s work also included false allegations that Ambassador Yovanovitch had ‘made disparaging statements about President Trump.’ Ambassador Yovanovitch called this allegation ‘fictitious’ and the State Department issued a statement describing the allegations as a ‘fabrication.’ ”

The paper is owned by Jimmy Finkelstein, a longtime Trump pal.

Of course he is.

While COO of Circa, Solomon reported to Sinclair news boss Scott Livingston.

Of course he did.

And he continues as a Fox News contributor.

Of course, he will.

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