Byron York Biography – Byron York Wiki
Byron York is an American conservative. He joined The Washington Examiner as a chief political correspondent in 2009. He was previously a White House correspondent for National Review. He is also a syndicated columnist. Before working for National Review, he was a news producer at CNN Headline News and an investigative reporter for The American Spectator. He has also written for The Atlantic, The Hill, The Wall Street Journal, The Weekly Standard, and the New York Post. He has appeared on such programs as Meet the Press, The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, The O’Reilly Factor, Meet the Press, Special Report, The Laura Ingraham Show, and Hardball with Chris Matthews, and has contributed occasional commentaries to National Public Radio. For a brief period in 2005, he was a contributing blogger at The Huffington Post. He has taken part in discussions with other media personalities at BloggingHeads.tv.
In 2001, he criticized President Clinton’s pardon of Susan McDougal, who had served three months in prison related to her involvement in the Whitewater scandal. In 2005, he posited a plot by the Democratic Party to “takedown” President George W. Bush in his book, The Vast Left-Wing Conspiracy. In 2007, he called on President Bush to give a full pardon to Scooter Libby who was sentenced to prison for obstruction of justice, perjury, and making false statements in the Plame affair. In 2010, he wrote an op-ed titled “Obama has himself to blame for Muslim problem,” which argued that President Obama was himself to blame for the widespread misconception that he was Muslim. He wrote that Obama had written about his Muslim grandfather and noted that members of his extended family were Muslim. He said that the Obama campaign had “shouted down even a measured discussion of the topic”, and “to the outside observer, Obama sometimes doesn’t appear to practice any faith at all. Put it all together, and is it any wonder the public is confused?”
According to the Toronto Star, York has “[led] the inquiries into the alleged deep-state conspiracy against Trump.” According to Slate, York has “[spread] conspiracy theories about the FBI.” He suggested that Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election could be compromised because of an alleged friendship to former FBI Director James Comey, whom President Trump fired. He supported Chuck Grassley and Lindsey Graham’s recommendation of criminal charges against Christopher Steele, one of the people who sought to expose Russian interference in the 2016 election. They alleged that Steele had lied to federal authorities. However, federal authorities have not filed charges against him for lying. In July 2018, when Mariia Butina, an accused Russian spy who had sought to involve herself in the NRA and the Republican Party, was arrested, York downplayed the charges.
In February 2019, he argued that the attempt by the new Democratic majority in the House of Representatives to compel the release of President Trump’s tax returns amounted to the “ultimate fishing expedition.” In 2020, during the George Floyd protests against racism and police brutality, he criticized a statement by former President George W. Bush which said it was “time for America to examine our tragic failures.” York said it was “remarkable” that Bush “almost completely ignored riots, violence.
York holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa and an M.A. from the University of Chicago.
Byron York Age
He was born on December 5, 1955, in Birmingham, Alabama, United States. He lives in Washington, D.C.
Byron York Family
He is the son of Tom York, a longtime television personality from Birmingham, Alabama, and Helen Hamilton.