US President Donald Trump presented the highest civilian award of the United States – the presidential Medal of Freedom – to Congressman Devin Nunes, who investigated the actions of the FBI and Democrats in relation to the Trump campaign headquarters during the so-called “Russian case,” the White House said on Monday.
“Congressman Nunes investigated the “Russian deception” at great risk to himself and never stopped to defend the truth. He had the courage to stand up to the media, the FBI, intelligence, the Democratic Party, foreign spies, and all the power of the state within the state,” the White House said in connection with the presentation of the award.
The Medal of Freedom, the White House recalls, is awarded for special contributions to the defense of “the security or national interests of the United States, world peace, cultural or other public or personal achievements.”
“In 2017, Congressman Nunes launched an investigation into the misconduct of the Obama and Biden administrations during the 2016 election, beginning to uncover the crime of the century, “the White House said in a statement, the authors of which note that “Devin Nunes’ courageous actions helped thwart a conspiracy against the current president of the United States.” As noted in Trump’s press service, for his activities, Nunes and members of his family received threatening calls, and his reputation was seriously attacked.
Republican Nunes served in 2016-2019 as head of the House Intelligence Committee and, in this capacity, has repeatedly sided with President Donald Trump in the so-called “Russia investigation.”
Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller, who has been investigating the “Russian case” for two years under Trump, confirmed the accusations of US intelligence services against Russia in interfering in the elections (Moscow denies this) but did not find evidence of” collusion ” between Trump and Russia, the existence of which is denied by both the Kremlin and the White House.