Trump redoubles his call for the Pulitzers to be revoked from WaPost, NYT

Three years after The Washington Post and The New York Times won Pulitzer Prizes for their work investigating the Trump campaign, the former president still hurts.

On Friday, ex President TrumpDonald Trump Former lawmakers sign brief to counter Trump’s claims of executive privilege in January 6 probe Fox poll shows Youngkin leads McAuliffe by 8 points among potential voters Iowa legislature passes redistribution proposal of districts MORE He redoubled his calls for the Pulitzers to be struck down from the two news sources for their investigations into their 2016 campaign and Russian interference.

“These Pulitzer Prizes for totally incorrect reporting have been rendered useless and pointless,” Trump said in a statement issued through his PAC Save America on Friday.

Trump claimed that the Pulitzer Prize Board was “too embarrassed” to respond to a letter addressed to Acting Administrator Bud Kliment earlier this month urging the board to revoke the Pulitzer for both news outlets.

In the October 3 letter, he claimed that the National Reporting Pulitzer Prize awarded to the two newspapers was “based on false reports of a non-existent link between the Kremlin and the Trump Campaign.”

The two newspapers received the 2018 Pulitzer Prize in National Reporting for their reporting, which examined Russian interference in the 2016 presidential campaign, specifically Trump’s presidential campaign at the time, in addition to his transition team and his time at the House. White.

The stories detailed a series of revelations, including a meeting between a Russian official and Trump campaign officials at Trump Tower in which the Russian official promised to provide the campaign with harmful materials about his presidential campaign rival. Hillary clintonHillary Diane Rodham Clinton Educational mistake that ignited suburban parents that sparked a panic in McAuliffe in Virginia Trump to attend Game 4 of the World Series in Atlanta Pavlich: The use of Justice Department weapons by Democrats has returned MORE (D).

He also alleged that before Trump officially began his role as president, Russia and former national security adviser Michael Flynn had had discussions about sanctions.

Trump criticized the reports numerous times and had previously called for the award given to both newspapers to be revoked in 2019 after the then Attorney General William BarrBill BarrWSJ Releases Letter From Trump Continues To Allege Voter Fraud In PA Meadows Hires Former Rep. AG To Represent Him In Jan.6 Inquiry: Report Why Is It Time For Conservatives To Accept 2020 Election Results And Keep Going ahead? issued a summary of the special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Mueller Senate Democrats urge Garland not to oppose court order to publish Trump’s obstruction memorandum Why special counsel is guaranteed if Biden chooses Yates, Cuomo or Jones while AG Barr turns to investigating attorney the origins of Russia’s investigation as a special counsel MORERussian research results.

“No report from our Pulitzer Prize-winning package of papers has been challenged,” said Eileen Murphy, a spokeswoman for The New York Times, in 2019.

“In fact, what we know from the Mueller report of the Attorney General’s summary confirms our coverage. Russia actively worked to change the US elections in 2016 and there were multiple instances of Trump Administration and Transition officials having contact with Russia,” he continued .

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