Michael Schaffer: Former Wall Street Journal Reporter Is Suing—Over the Email Hack That Got Him Fired

From a Michael Schaffer Capital City column on politico.com headlined “A Former WSJ Reporter Is Suing–Over the Emil Hack That Got Him Fired

Jay Solomon was abruptly fired from his job as the Wall Street Journal’s chief foreign correspondent in 2017 after the Associated Press reported on his alleged discussions of business deals with one of his key sources. It was one of the most high-profile examples of a prominent journalist being sacked for unethical behavior.

Now Solomon is suing, not over his firing or the unflattering news coverage that precipitated it — but over what he says was a multi-million-dollar criminal campaign by a foreign emirate’s American law firm that allegedly hired Indian mercenary hackers to turn up his correspondence.