Hours after the US Justice Division decides to drop the legal case in opposition to former Nationwide Safety Adviser Michael Flynn for his reference to Russian diplomat, US President Donad Trump slammed the newspapers that had gained the Pulitzer Prize for his or her protection of suspected Russia collusion in US Presidential elections of 2016.
Whereas talking to reporters on the White Home Trump stated, “They don’t seem to be journalists. They’re thieves. All of these journalists that we see with the Pulitzer Prize needs to be pressured to present these prizes again as a result of they have been all incorrect. You noticed it right this moment, extra paperwork got here out saying there was completely no collusion with Russia.”
Trump referred to as the Russia collusion story as false and alleged that because the story is fake totally the newspapers getting awards for it’s a ‘shame. “Pulitzer prizes ought to all be returned as a result of you already know what, they got out falsely. It was faux information, they’re all faux information. These Pulitzer prizes needs to be given again instantly and the Pulitzer committee, or whoever provides the prizes, they’re a shame except they provide these prizes again as a result of they obtained Pulitzer prizes for what turned out to be false tales,” he stated.
He additional referred to as Flynn a ‘nice gentleman’ and accused former US president Barack Obama’s administration for targetting him. “He (Flynn) is a good gentleman, he was focused by the Obama administration and he was focused with a view to try to take down a president, and what they’ve carried out is a shame and I hope a giant worth goes to be paid, a giant worth needs to be paid. There has by no means been something like this within the historical past of our nation,” Trump stated.
Flynn was suspected to be a nationwide risk by US regulation enforcement who investigated him. Flynn pleaded responsible to mendacity to Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) brokers about his reference to a Russian diplomat in 2017. A plea settlement was reached between Flynn and particular counsel Robert Mueller`s workplace as Flynn vowed to cooperate within the probe into alleged Russian meddling within the 2016 presidential polls.