David Brock leaves Media Matters to work with Biden on fighting GOP congressional investigations
Brock said he hopes "lots of people are willing to join the fight against Republican disinformation and conspiracy mongering."
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Commentator David Brock has resigned from his position as chairman of Media Matters, a liberal nonprofit watchdog that he founded, to focus on his new group, Facts First USA.
Brock says the group will work with the White House to combat Republican congressional investigations, now that the GOP controls the House.
One day after announcing his resignation, Brock tweeted a link to a New York Times article about Facts First with the caption "Next chapter. Excited. Bring it on."
"The White House cannot be the sole nucleus for publicly responding to the onslaught of congressional investigations," a memo from Facts First obtained by the Times states.
The organization presented a "SWAT team to counter Republican congressional investigations" at the cost of $5 million annually. The group would respond to issues that "may be too personal or delicate for the White House to be responding or to even be seen as directing a response," possibly indicating it would take on allegations about President Joe Biden's son, Hunter Biden, according to the Times.
House Republican leaders on Thursday announced plans to investigate both the president and Hunter Biden for what they called "shady" business ventures.
Brock said Facts First "intends to work with the White House where appropriate but will make our own judgments."
He described his organization as "an outside independent group" and said he hopes "lots of people are willing to join the fight against Republican disinformation and conspiracy mongering, including the White House and all allied groups."