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Trump Lawyer Demands Pulitzer Board Retract Awards Given For ‘Russia Collusion’ Coverage

An attorney for former President Donald Trump recently wrote a letter to Pulitzer Prize Board demanding that corporate media outlets that promoted the debunked ‘Russia collusion’ narrative be stripped of awards they were given for reporting on the issue.

The letter specifically demanded that the Pulitzer board strip The Washington Post and The New York Times of the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting. 

WaPo in particular has had to issue corrections on at least 14 reports so far in their coverage of the Steele dossier.

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Trump Lawyer Demands Pulitzer Board Set The Record Straight

And if not? Team Trump is promising legal action.

“[I]t has recently become apparent that the subject articles were based on incontrovertibly false information provided by dubious sources who were maliciously attempting to mislead the public and tarnish our client’s reputation,” the letter read.

The letter comes in the wake of recent indictments of lawyer Michael Sussmann, who is accused of giving the FBI false statements, and also Igor Danchenko, who was a crucial contributor to the now discredited, Democrat-funded Steele Dossier.

Other institutions have taken certain steps to correct their past reporting now that the whole Russia collusion narrative has turned out to be false.

The Federalist reported, “Less than a week ago, The Washington Post removed large parts of two articles, issued corrections, changed headlines, and took down a video summarizing an incorrect article because it said it ‘could no longer stand by the accuracy of those elements of the story.”

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“Yet the Pulitzer Board has not taken any action to retract the awards or set the record straight,” the Federalist noted. “In fact, on the Pulitzer’s webpage, it still identifies the work of the two outlets as being ‘deeply sourced, 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, the President-elect’s transition team and his eventual administration.”

Trump’s lawyer wrote in the letter, “By failing to remove these statements, revoke the award, or even publicly comment on the illegitimate nature of the works, the Pulitzer Prize Board is actively advancing the false narrative contained therein and promoting defamatory statements against our client.”

 

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John Hanson

is a professional writer and editor with over 15 years of experience in conservative media and Republican politics. He has been a special guest on Fox News, Sirius XM, appeared as the guest of various popular personalities, and has had a lifelong interest in right-leaning politics.

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