President, to present Congressmen Devin Nunes and Jim Jordan with the highest U.S. civilian award
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Donald Trump will grant Devin Nunes and Jim Jordan, Republican allies in Congress who have helped him in the Russia investigation, his impeachment and other scandals in Washington, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest U.S. civilian decoration. Lincoln has been dumped by Trump’s Republicans – they’re the Confederacy now | Lloyd GreenContinueReferring to “someone familiar with the plans,” The Washington Post reported that Trump, who leaves office Jan. 20, decided to give the medal to Nunes, a former chairman of the House Intelligence Committee. A White House official told the Associated Press that on Monday, Trump will present Nunes with the medal. The award, created by John F. Kennedy, is intended to honor those who have made a “especially meritorious contribution” to national security, world peace or “cultural or other significant public or private endeavors. ” He dismissed reports from the intelligence community, encouraged conspiracy theories, and made what his Democratic counterpart Adam Schiff called a “extraordinary and strange midnight run” to the White House in March 2017 to view intelligence materials specially provided. The Congressman has also filed a lawsuit over the actions of the “Devin Nunes ‘Mom” and “Devin Nunes’ Cow” Twitter accounts. “In November 2018, Trump said that Nunes, a former California dairy farmer, should receive the Medal of Honor – an error, as that medal is awarded for military bravery. Trump told Fox & Friends, “What he’s been through, and his bravery, he should get a very significant medal. He also sponsored the efforts of Trump to reverse his election defeat at the hands of Joe Biden. Like other presidents, Trump has given supporters, loyalists and donors the Presidential Medal. Perhaps Rush Limbaugh, the conservative talk show host who was honoured last year, won his most controversial award.