Meet the Press doesn’t disclose guest talking about Iran is Lockheed Martin board member
Meet the Press doesn't note that Jeh Johnson is on the board of defense contractor Lockheed Martin
Jeh Johnson, who was secretary of homeland security under President Barack Obama, appeared on NBC’s Meet the Press to discuss President Donald Trump ordering the assassination of Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani. Neither Johnson nor host Chuck Todd disclosed that Johnson is a board member of defense contractor Lockheed Martin, which reportedly paid him over $300,000 in 2018 alone.
Popular Information’s Judd Legum noticed the lack of disclosure:
According to NPR investigative reporter Tom Dreisbach, Johnson was paid over $300,000 in cash and stock in 2018 alone.
Lockheed Martin’s stock jumped 3.6% on Friday following the strike.