During his basement star chamber testimony in the US Capitol Lt. Col. Alex Vindman accused investigative reporter John Solomon of lying about all of his facts… but his grammar may have been OK.
Vindman is widely believed to being the original leaker and whistleblower who shared the contents of a classified phone call with anti-Trump CIA “whistleblower” Eric Ciaramella.
On Friday John Solomon responded to Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman with a list, a scolding and a threat.
Via John Solomon Reports:
“I think all the key elements were false,” Vindman testified.
Rep. Lee Zeldin, R-N.Y, pressed him about what he meant. “Just so I understand what you mean when you say key elements, are you referring to everything John Solomon stated or just some of it?”
“All the elements that I just laid out for you. The criticisms of corruption were false…. Were there more items in there, frankly, congressman? I don’t recall. I haven’t looked at the article in quite some time, but you know, his grammar might have been right.”
Such testimony has been injurious to my reputation, one earned during 30 years of impactful reporting for news organizations that included The Associated Press, The Washington Post, The Washington Times and The Daily Beast/Newsweek.
And so Lt. Col. Vindman, here are the 28 primary factual elements in my Ukraine columns, complete with attribution and links to sourcing. Please tell me which, if any, was factually wrong.
John Solomon then lists his points of fact for Vindman to refute — They are listed here.