(Molly Bruns, Headline USA) Former President Donald Trump has threatened to sue the Pulitzer Prize Board if they do not revoke the coverage of the Russia collusion hoax by The New York Times and The Washington Post.
The recently released letter to the Pulitzer board administrator, Marjorie Miller, made the case that because the collusion has now been proven to be false, the news outlets do not deserve the accolades, Breitbart reported.
“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,” the letter reads.
“In light of additional recent evidence that the articles for which that prize was awarded contained incontrovertibly false information that misled the public, I again call on your organization to maintain its own credibility by rescinding that prize to The New York Times and The Washington Post,” the letter concluded.
Trump has called on the board to rescind both organizations 2018 prizes before, drawing attention to the criminal trial of former Hillary Clinton lawyer Michael Sussmann, who was being prosecuted for lying to the FBI.
A jury, which included three Clinton campaign donors, recently acquitted Sussman.
Several other developments, however, have dismantled the Russian collusion narrative, with former Clinton lawyer’s testimony showing that Clinton personally approved the decision to feed reporters the phony story.
Trump stated that the outlets would have discovered the falsehoods “had they done even a modicum of journalistic investigation.”
“Surely there must come a point where it is simply embarrassing to your organization to stand by a prestigious Pulitzer Prize awarded to two alleged news organizations that have been conclusively and definitively complicit in promulgating lies about me,” the statement concluded.
“The Pulitzer Prizes should not be known as a fake organization awarding its one sterling award for patently false stories.”