For much of his first term as President, Donald Trump was shaded by a cloud of doubt, concocted by the Democratic Party, and permeating every square foot of his time in the Oval Office.
The allegation was that Trump was some sort of Russian double agent, or that Vladimir Putin had enough blackmail material on the US President to make him do his bidding.
When the government finally got done investigating the claims, they turned out to be total bunk, with no charges ever being filed against Donald Trump.
The former President is now demanding that newspapers who reported on the claims make major corrections…or else.
Former President Donald Trump is calling on the Pulitzer Prize Board to rescind awards given in 2018 to the staffs of the New York Times and the Washington Post for their reporting that fueled the hoax that the Trump campaign had colluded with Russia to win the 2016 presidential election.
In a letter dated September 30 but released Tuesday afternoon, Trump wrote to Pulitzer Prize interim administration Bud Kliment:
Trump did not mince his words:
“”I call on the Pulitzer Prize Board to immediately rescind the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting awarded to the staffs of the New York Times and the Washington Post,which was based on false reporting of a non-existent link between the Kremlin and the Trump campaign. As has been widely publicized, the coverage was no more than a politically motivated farce which attempted to spin a false narrative that my campaign supposedly colluded with Russia despite a complete lack of evidence underpinning this this allegation.”
Trump added, “For two years, these institutions feverishly pushed one Russia story after another and — despite lacking any credible evidence — attempted to persuade the public that my campaign had colluded with the Russian government.”
The investigation into RussiaGate continues to this day, and the latest twist to tale appears to suggest that that claims of Trump’s loyalty to Putin were used to abuse the FISA warrant process, and sic the FBI on a number of close Trump advisers during his 2016 campaign for the White House.