Donald Trump is no stranger to the courtroom and no coward when it comes to naming the evil journalists and media outlets who peddled horrific Russia Collusion misinformation for his entire presidency.
The Pulitzer Prize Board will now hear from Trump’s legal team after they refused to rescind its prizes for the 2018 coverage of the now-debunked Russian Collusion Hoax.
Trump cited recent legal proceedings in special counsel John Durham’s investigation to argue Pulitzer-winning reporting by the New York Times and the Washington Post was “a distortion of fact and a personal defamation,” and he threatened to take the organization to court if it declined to revoke its award for that reporting.
“There is no dispute that the Pulitzer Board’s award to those media outlets was based on false and fabricated information that they published,” Trump wrote in a letter to Pulitzer Administrator Marjorie Miller, dated Friday and released by his campaign PAC on Tuesday.
“The continuing publication and recognition of the prizes on the Board’s website is a distortion of fact and a personal defamation that will result in the filing of litigation if the Board cannot be persuaded to do the right thing on its own.”
In 2018, the staff of both news outlets received the highly acclaimed Pulitzer award for “relentlessly reported coverage in the public interest that dramatically furthered the nation’s understanding of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and its connections to the Trump campaign.”
Since the 2018 Pulitzer was awarded, new details have emerged about the origins of the allegations made against the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia. Durham has been tasked with investigating the origins and conduct of the inquiry into Trump’s 2016 campaign and Russia. Trump used recent revelations to argue the media had “promulgated disgustingly false attacks against me.”
“There was never any truth to the Clinton campaign’s shameful smears, as the New York Times and the Washington Post would have quickly discovered had they done even a modicum of journalistic investigation,” he said.
“We gain more and more clarity with each passing day about the propaganda and falsehoods that were pushed by the Clintons and their willing accomplices in the media about the ‘collusion’ that never existed between me, my campaign, my administration, and the Russian government.”
Trump demanded the Pulitzers be revoked last October, arguing the reporting was incorrect or misleading. He also called for the revocation last November. His most recent renewed call comes during the trial of Democratic lawyer Michael Sussmann, whom Durham accused of lying to the FBI in regards to his clients, including Clinton’s campaign when sharing since-discredited Trump-Russia claims to the agency.
Sussmann was found non-guilty by a juror of D.C. swamp creatures on Tuesday.
Trump responded on Truth Social with a statement diagnosing the problems with America — and he’s 100% correct:
President Trump's Statement on Sussmann NOT GUILTY Verdict.. pic.twitter.com/8IzbpPfZfE
— 🌺🦋Just me👀Cassie🌺🦋🌺 (@browneyegirl400) May 31, 2022
Author: Ann Taylor