‘Devin Nunes should get the Medal of Honor’ for handling of Russia probe, President Trump says

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump said Thursday that Rep. Devin Nunes deserves a medal of honor for the courage he displayed by taking on the Department of Justice over the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election. 

During a wide-ranging interview on Fox & Friends, Trump repeated his denial that there was any collusion between his campaign and Russian operatives and denounced special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation as “disgraceful” and a “witch hunt.” It was in that context that he said Nunes, the California Republican who serves as chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, deserves the military’s highest honor. 

“If this turns out as everyone thinks it will, Devin Nunes should get the Medal of Honor,” he said. “What he’s gone through, and his bravery, he should get a very important medal.” 

Apparently realizing that the Medal of Honor is awarded for military valor, Trump then added, “Maybe we’ll call it the Medal of Freedom because we actually give them, the high awards for civilians.” 

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