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Fri Sep 25, 2020, 11:53 AM

Trump administration rescinded Courage Award for woman who criticized Trump



Tweet text: NEW IG report: The Trump administration rescinded a prestigious"Courage Award" for a female journalist because she criticized Trump on Twitter and later gave a false explanation for the decision to Congress & press. The report has all the receipts/memos

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/trump-administration-rescinded-courage-award-for-woman-who-criticized-trump-and-gave-false-explanation-for-decision-watchdog-finds/2020/09/25/255bc880-fecd-11ea-830c-a160b331ca62_story.html


The Trump administration rescinded an award recognizing the work of a journalist from Finland last year after discovering she had criticized President Trump in social media posts, then gave a false explanation for withdrawing the honor, according to a report by the State Departmentís internal watchdog.

The report tracks how the discovery of the journalistís remarks worried senior U.S. officials and prompted a decision to withdraw the honor to avoid a possible public relations debacle.

The reportís release is likely to worsen tensions between the departmentís leadership and the inspector generalís office, which has undergone several shake-ups following the firing of Inspector General Steve Linick in the spring at the request of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

ďThe Inspector Generalís report is another somber example of how fear and partisanship have permeated our nationís foreign policy and diplomacy under the Trump administration,Ē said Sen. Robert Menendez (N.J.), the top Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee who along with seven other senators requested the investigation.

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soothsayer Sep 25 #1
Nevilledog Sep 25 #2
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Sep 25 #3
Brother Buzz Sep 25 #4
Fullduplexxx Sep 25 #5

Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Fri Sep 25, 2020, 12:09 PM

1. Can we please have grownups back in the WH

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Response to soothsayer (Reply #1)

Fri Sep 25, 2020, 12:11 PM

2. That really doesn't seem like too much to ask, does it?

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Fri Sep 25, 2020, 12:20 PM

3. ....

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Fri Sep 25, 2020, 12:26 PM

4. The letter rescinding the award is a feather in that journalist's cap

I assume she framed it and it hangs on her wall; I guarantee she will cherish it forever.

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Fri Sep 25, 2020, 12:52 PM

5. The dems have some to rescind as well . The moh to rush (the bozo not the band)

Comes to mind

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