Trump Gave Nunes The Presidential Medal Of Freedom For Undermining Russia Probe
President Donald Trump awarded the nation’s highest civilian honor on Monday to Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA), a staunch congressional ally who helped to undermine the Russia investigation and impeachment inquiry.
Via Buzzfeed News:
President Donald Trump announced he would bestow the Presidential Medal of Freedom on the member of Congress, thanking him for his work exposing what Trump called the "Russia Hoax."
"Congressman Devin Nunes is a public servant of unmatched talent, unassailable integrity, and unwavering resolve," Trump said in a statement. "He uncovered the greatest scandal in American history."
According to the report, Trump is expected to also give the award to Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH), who has long been a top supporter of the president in Congress. Buzzfeed noted that Jordan also “has been accused of turning a blind eye to sexual assault at Ohio State University when he coached wrestling there — a charge he denies.”
The decision to honor Nunes and Jordan with an award previously given to figures such as Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King Jr., Neil Armstrong, and Sandra Day O'Connor is part of a pattern of behavior of Trump rewarding allies with honors or presidential pardons during his final weeks in office.