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September 26, 2017

Mr. Scott Livingston, News Director
Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc.
10706 Beaver Dam Road
Hunt Valley, MD 21030

Dear Mr. Livingston,

On Monday, September 25, 2017, the Associated Press reported that Sinclair Chief Political Analyst Boris
Epshteyn is slated to testify behind closed doors in front of the House Intelligence Committee as part of
the committees ongoing investigations into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.

Its clear that when it comes to coverage of Russias influence in the 2016 Presidential election, Mr.
Epshteyn isnt a spectator like other political analysts: hes a participant.

Mr. Epshteyn served in senior positions on the Trump Campaign, the Presidential Inauguration and later
in the Trump White House before joining Sinclair. According to reports, Mr. Epshteyn continues to
frequent the White House and serve as a confidant to members of the Trump family.

Mr. Epshteyn, a Russian national, has a track record of promoting business in Russia and going to great
lengths to defend Russian acts of aggression.

Since joining Sinclair, Mr. Epshteyn has used his position to promote the Trump Administration and has
questioned media reporting on the Russia investigation. David Zurawik, the Baltimore Suns media
reporter, recently called Epshteyns commentaries, as close to classic propaganda as I think I've seen in
close to 30 years of covering local TV and national TV.

We find it troubling that Sinclair gives him a massive platform to promote his controversial viewpoints
given his ties to possible illicit activity activity which he still provides political commentary on.

Every week your more than 170 of stations are required to air nine segments from Mr. Epshteyn. Yet,
Sinclair does not even disclose his ties to Russia or the House Russia Investigation.

We call on Sinclair to bar Mr. Epshteyn from any editorial involvement related to the Russia investigation,
including all coverage of the Trump Administration.


Karl Frisch
Executive Director
Allied Progress

1220 L Street NW, Suite 100/364 Washington, D.C. 20005-4018

(855) ALD-PRGS toll-free @alliedprogress